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Production Engineering Apprentice TECONNEX LIMITED

Your main role is to familiarise all aspects of Production Engineering. We are a global automotive and aerospace manufacturer. Due to continued growth we require apprentices within the Production Engineering Department. You will be liaising with other Production engineers, production operatives, maintenance and management to maximise productivity.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,757.00

  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000053963

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Summary:

Your main role is to familiarise all aspects of Production Engineering with

Key Responsibilities:

·         H&S Improvement projects on the shop floor.

·         Provide engineering solutions to internal and Customer quality concerns.

·         Monitor and analyse current manufacturing methods to create improvements including: Cycle time reduction / Yield improvements (scrap reduction) / Process changes to prevent quality concerns.

·         Engage in creative problem solving to address operational issues.

·         Participate in factory layout changes to facilitate capacity increase or operational improvements.

·         Continuous Improvements projects, using available tool and techniques to reduce waste.

·         Work closely with Maintenance to reduce breakdowns and improve machinery utilisation.

·         Familiarise with all aspects of clamp manufacture, including sub components.

·         Familiarise with processes and procedures associated with manufacturing in an IATF accredited facility.

·         Support the creation and maintenance of tooling, process, and fixture databases.

·         Support OCS processes.

 

Environmental, Health and Safety responsibilities:

·         Comply with Health & Safety policy and standards.

·         Take personal accountability for your own safety at work.

·         Take reasonable care for your colleagues’ health and safety.

·         Identify and report hazards, incidents and accidents.

·         Keep work areas clean and tidy.

·         Use all equipment in a safe manner, observing the duty not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Overview:

Apprentices are often engaged in a wide variety of technical activities from;

·         Machining components using conventional and/or CNC machine tools.

·         Checking the quality of the finished part.

·         Designing systems that support manufacturing operations.

·         Introduction of new technologies.

·         Supporting the marketing and sales of technical products.

·         Maintaining a range of manufacturing equipment and tools.

1st Year

The first year of your training will be spent gaining the underpinning skills and knowledge required of an apprentice in the engineering sector. You will be undertaking practical workshop units learning about the processes and techniques used with a manufacturing company. These will include hand fitting and machining skills as well as developing a knowledge of CNC manufacture, and techniques used to improve processes within the workplace. Along with classroom based study covering health & safety and technical communication, the application of materials and using measurement tools.

You will also undertake academic study towards a level 3 Engineering Diploma and will cover the more technically challenging topics of advanced maths & science, mechanical/ electrical principles, engineering drawing and CAD design.

This first year will provide you with a good foundation of both manufacturing processes and knowledge. Attending Keighley College for 3 days per week. The remaining 2 days per week will be in company following an identified program of experiencing the various technical departments allowing you to develop/register your specific area of interest.

You will complete the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) in this 1st year.

2nd Year

The second year of your training will focus on completing the academic study program on a day release basis at Keighley College. You will also be following a more structured internal training program spending an extended period in a range of technical departments gaining the foundation skills and knowledge required to carry out the functions of that department. You will maintain a work based logbook and produce a portfolio of evidence to support the skills you have developed. During this year you will be then allocated to a specific role and department to complete your apprenticeship and work towards completing workplace skill units from a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Technical Support

You will complete the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) in this 2nd year.

3rd year

The 3rd year of your apprenticeship will be based entirely in the workplace, supported by an assessor who will monitor your progress and skills development. You will be developing the focused skills and knowledge required to work in your identified technical department and job role. Whilst completing the logbook and portfolio as evidence of your competence and knowledge.

You will complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Technical Support:

Final 6 months

The final months will cover preparing for an end-point assessment. This is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final six months).  It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace through a professional discussion – providing a logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments. This will be undertaken by an External examination body and will be graded as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time job offer or progression onto a higher level apprenticeship upon completion. The group is always looking to expand & develop our apprentices in line with our Digital roadmap plans.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Interest in engineering, Planning and analytical skills, Work to deadlines, Inquisitive, Work to defined processes, Enthusiastic, Innovative in thought, Work on own initiative, Self-reliant, Reliable

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Please include on the application why you are interested in the Production Engineering Apprentice role.

About the employer

Teconnex is a global leader in providing engineered clamping solutions for the emissions market while investing in new technology through our Product Diversification Programme. With facilities in four continents, our continuous improvement has seen us diversify our production to meet the requirements of a number of industry sectors. Our History began with manufacturing technical joint solutions and continues to grow on a global stage but Teconnex today has expanded into the world of Bellows, power, aerospace, automation, tooling and more in the future. Our Vision is to be the world’s leading ‘engineered solutions provider’ enabling environmental change, preferred by our customers, powered by our people. Our Mission - Connecting our customers to a cleaner world. Our People are well motivated and rewarded, encouraged to develop, have a clear sense of direction and are willing to embrace Teconnex values. Our Direction, whilst being financially prudent, is innovative, imaginative and has a genuine concern for the interests of all stakeholders and promotes continuous improvement as a way of life.

Employer

TECONNEX LIMITED

Address

Teconnex Ltd

Bronte Warehouse

Chesham Street

BD21 4LG

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Training

Training provider

LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

Contact

Saffron

saffron.khan@keighleycollege.ac.uk

01535 685118

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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