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Apprentice Lean Manufacturing Operative Midland Deburr & Finish Lightengineering

A varied role, working in three sub contract departments: state-of-the-art degreasing machinery department, vibro deburring/component finishing shop and our casting impregnation facility. This will include learning the processes within each department, learning to operate machines and process a wide range of customer components.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Company working hours: 8am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday. 7am – 1pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001775463

  • Positions

    1 available

As our Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice, you will enjoy a varied role, gaining a variety of experience working in three sub contract departments: our state-of-the-art degreasing machinery department, our vibro deburring/component finishing shop and  our casting impregnation facility. This will include learning the processes within each department, learning to operate machines and process a wide range of customer components. You will also learn how to create reports, track orders for inception to completion, get involved in packing and unpacking of parts and weighing counting parts, as well as general house keeping of your work area.

As part of a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship, your study will enable you to developing your Engineering learning in the following areas:

  • Health and safety and environmental
  • Production process
  • Quality control
  • Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Problem solving
  • Workplace organisation
  • Communication and team working

You will then be able to implement this learning within the workplace, helping us to identify process improvements and managing your own projects to create leaner processes within the business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be computer literate – MS Word / Excel
  • Being able to read technical drawings would be advantageous

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for someone that is interested in engineering
  • You must have a ‘can do’ attitude, be willing to learn and undertake any training required for the role, both internal & external
  • You must have good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The apprentice will have a practical nature, so you must be a person who enjoys / has a desire to work in a practical role with attention to detail
  • He/She will work in a small team – it is essential you can work within an established team, whilst being a good, clear communicator
  • Good timekeeping is essential

Desired qualifications

  • Maths, English, science GCSE, or equivalents, grades 5/C+

Future prospects

Working in a progressive company, you can really make this role your own and shape improvements within the business moving forward.

Post completion of the apprenticeship, the successful individual will be offered full time employment and there exists potential for further progression onto a Level 3 Improvement Technician Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Midland Deburr and Finish Ltd was established in 1999 to provide a cost-effective solution for companies wanting to outsource processes including component degreasing, deburring, mechanical finishing and general surface improvement.

Through continuous investment in process capacity and improvement in quality systems the company are now able to successfully serve a wide range of customers, large and small, in a wide range of market sectors including automotive, aerospace and Formula one.

Midland Deburr & Finish are the only company in the Midlands who are able to offer a sub contract solvent degreasing service to automotive and aerospace alike, utilising SED Compliant degreasing equipment.

We are also leaders in casting impregnation. Today virtually all castings that are required to withstand pressure and contain a gas or liquid are impregnated as an essential part of the manufacturing process. This is partly due to the increased use of aluminium and magnesium castings in the automotive industry with more complex shapes, thinner wall sections and tighter leak specifications. High volume automotive casting production often justifies 100% impregnation of all castings to reduce the risk and the high cost of an engine or other component failing in service due to the leakage of fuel, oil or water through micro porosity. Whatever the volume or application, impregnation is a widely established rectification process for castings that fail on leak test in the automotive, defence, aerospace and general engineering industries.

Employer

Midland Deburr & Finish Lightengineering

Address

Lye Bsns Cntr Unit 5

Stourbridge

DY9 8HX

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Training

Training provider

LEAN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lean Education And Development Limited

Contact

Rachel Jevons 07896 482558 racheljevons@leadltd.co.uk

As part of a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship, your study will enable you to developing your Engineering learning in the following areas:

  • Health and safety and environmental
  • Production process
  • Quality control
  • Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Problem solving
  • Workplace organisation
  • Communication and team working

You will then be able to implement this learning within the workplace, helping us to identify process improvements and managing your own projects to create leaner processes within the business.

Qualifications:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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