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Apprentice Glassblower TOSOH QUARTZ, INC.

A fantastic opportunity is available to join one of the world’s leading quartz manufacturer for the semiconductor industry. Within this area of expertise, our customers take silicon wafers through the process of becoming computer chips. With this we produce & ship our products all over the world.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.00 per hour Weekly £240.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 6.00am – 3:30pm half hour lunch; Friday 8.00am – 12.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties

  • Analysing engineering drawings
  • Cutting forming and joining material
  • Using mechanised systems and metal inert gas (MIG) to weld.
    Tig Welding – to produce clear concise welds
  • Develop an understanding of melting points of different metals
  • In training, you will work one-on-one with the Glassblower trainer in order to learn the specialized skill set needed to produce the work required. We will teach you how to work with quartz glass and to check & inspect your work
  • Under close supervision, and following designed program, performs routine glass-working tasks in the shaping, forming and uniting standard glass materials in the fabrication of simple glass products
  • Perform cleaning, grinding, cutting, and washing operations
  • Work from well documented work instructions, production diagrams and/or blueprints on assignments where dimensions and tolerances are obtained and maintained
  • Read and interpret a variety of technical drawings, blueprints, and technical manuals
  • Precise usage of precision measurement equipment
  • Good hand eye coordination for the artistic methods used while working with quartz
  • Flexible attitude, and able to enthusiastically take on different challenges and tasks
  • Read work orders, follow production drawings, and receive verbal and written instructions regarding duties which are to be performed
  • Position and align parts in specified relationship to each other in fixture, lathe, or manually, using tweezers, vacuum chuck or hand instruments
  • Load and unload annealing ovens and check parts for stress
  • Report time and material movements in ERP system as required
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work area

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

  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • This will be delivered through day release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression within the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Can follow work instructions


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you can meet the start time of 6am.

About the employer

Tosoh Quartz, Inc. was incorporated in the year 2000 but has been in operation in the United States since 1957 and in Europe since 1992. Located in Portland, Oregon and Durham, England, Tosoh Quartz, Inc. produces quartz glassware for the semiconductor industry for use in the processing of integrated circuits. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been dedicated to uncompromising quality and service since its inception. The employees of Tosoh Quartz, Inc., driven by their desire to produce the highest quality, technically correct product possible, possess an attention to detail and an "anything is possible" attitude. Through controlled growth and careful training, Tosoh Quartz, Inc. have become known in the semiconductor industry as the quartz fabrication shops whose specialty is providing the customer with products that other suppliers deemed impossible to fabricate. Over 450 employees working within 100,000 square feet in two facilities located in Portland, Oregon and Durham, England comprise the backbone of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. Our design engineering capabilities, training and technology exchange programs, coupled with the latest custom machinery and quality control equipment has allowed us to maintain our reputation of being the industry leader in technology and quality worldwide.




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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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