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Manufacturing Apprentice CNC Setter/Operator KATMEX LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest steel manufacturers in Teesside. With full training and support from assigned mentors, the successful apprentice will be involved in the production of high-quality steel components via the operation of CNC Machining Centres.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 37 hours per week. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

With full training and support from assigned mentors, the production of high quality steel components via the operation of CNC Machining Centres, inclusive of:

  • Setting and operating CNC machining centres to perform tasks such as drilling, tapping, milling, boring, etc.
  • Following part setup sheets, engineering drawings, and clear working instructions
  • Using overhead cranes and lifting equipment to safely load steel parts onto machines and move them within the working area
  • Safely using hand tools and grinders to aid the production of steel components
  • Competently using CNC cutting tools, such as milling cutters, drills, taps etc.
  • Completing daily pre-operation and TPM check sheets
  • Applying full adherence to all Health & Safety good working practices ensuring all staff within the vicinity of the operating environment are safe and free from risk of hazards / injury
  • Supporting first off checks and performing in batch checks as required, via the competent use of technical measuring equipment
  • Ensure full adherence to 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise, Sustain) practices at all times.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example
  • Identify opportunities for business improvements within the organisation
  • Any ad-hoc duties as required from time to time by the Production Supervisor or other members of the management team

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

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required - if not required, maths and English upskill will still be provided but you do not need to sit an exam
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent employment and going on to complete further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

Established in 1999, Katmex provide high quality steel parts and precision fabrications in to the heavy earthmoving and construction equipment industry around the UK and Europe. A wide range of engineering services are provided under one roof at our 25,000 square foot facility in the heart of the Tees Valley, in Stockton on Tees. Oxy fuel cutting, plasma cutting, CNC machining, rolling, bending and fabrication are carried out in line with customer specifications and requirements. Katmex is committed to working closely with customers to exceed customer expectations and establish long-term partnerships.




Bowron Street

Stockton On Tees


TS20 2BH

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Training provider



Emma Norbury

0191 5185587

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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