Tronox are looking for a fabrication & welding apprentice, successful applicants will receive practical & theoretical training, such as how to read, interpret and apply technical specifications, that will fully equip them for a career in engineering.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2024
National Minimum Apprentice Wage based on annual uplift April 2024
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
02 Sep 2024
29 Sep 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
The business is looking for an apprentice to train alongside our existing experienced team of Fabricator/Welders on site covering all aspects of their roles.
As an apprentice you will study a range/variety of skills working towards the Pipe Welder Apprenticeship standard Level 3, covering all elements required to complete the qualification while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical experience in industry.
Duties that an Apprentice will undertake will include:
- Plan and prepare for the pipe welding activities before commencing work
- Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions, thicknesses and diameters
- Inspect weld preparations, assembly and apply remedial material conditioning appropriate to the preparation processes applied
- Set-up and check the equipment to be used in the preparation and welding of pipes and tubes
- Adjust and maintain the equipment to be used during the welding of pipes and tubes, applicable to the process being used
- Read, interpret and apply technical specifications, inspection criteria & drawings to establish detailed welding process controls, bore protection methods and consumable selection
Candidates should be confident, keen, enthusiastic and committed with a positive attitude to work. This is an ideal opportunity to learn all aspects of Fabrication & Welding and achieve an advanced apprenticeship qualification, with the second largest titanium dioxide producer in the world.
Once you have applied for this vacancy AEA will contact you to organise an interview, if your application meets the required criteria.
We will contact you using the details you provide us within your application and would ask if you would regularly check and reply asap so that you do not miss this opportunity.
The training you will be getting
Level 3 Pipe Welder apprenticeship standard.
You will be based at the CATCH training facility for the first 10 months of the apprenticeship, then you will be based onsite until completion, with day/week release at catch to complete necessary studies.
You will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- The mechanical properties (strength, ductility, toughness, etc.), physical properties (dimensions, weight, corrosion susceptibility, contamination) of commonly welded materials
- Pipe and tube weld joint types
- The welding positions and progression directions associated with welding pipe
- Welding controls to establish and maintain the key primary parameters associated with the welding process
- The major components of welding equipment, ancillary equipment, cabling and their assembly, including Power Source, Wire Feed System, TIG & PAW Arc Initiation Systems, interconnecting communications cables, torches, tongs, gas equipment etc.
- Welding Procedure Specification requirements, content and information derived to establish specific production information
- Welder Approval Certificates content and definitions to determine scope of coverage
- Identification and the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced
- Different types and functions of welding consumables and the requirement for correct identification, storage, conditioning, handling and recycling or disposal
- Welding quality documentation, organisational reporting systems, procedures and their role within the overall quality process
- Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
- Obtain, check and use appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
- Obtain, position and assemble welding equipment and associated safety protection needed for each activity
- Prepare, check and protect materials and work areas ready for welding
- Produce pipe welds in 3 main joint configurations
- Produce pipe welds in by continually adjusting the orientation of the welder, welding torch, and welding consumable filler, including restricted access conditions
Produce pipe welds in restricted access conditions by welding with both left and right hand
- Takes responsibility for decision-making, without autonomy and within the guidelines of the work instruction, for their workplace, the application of welding processes, and for their productivity
- Enquires and seeks guidance, to understand the processes and associated industrial applications
- Committed to maintaining competence through Continuing
- Professional Development planning, preparation, and reflection to ensure safety, quality and production and ensuring
- Continuing Professional Development goals are achieved
- Intervene and challenge poor practice and have confidence to channel feedback to the appropriate authorities to implement change
- Consistently and reliably deliver expectations in safety, production, quality, ethics, and self-development
- Encourages and supports the development of others and completes point of work risk assessments
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
On completion of the apprenticeship, successful candidates could secure a role in a successful, dynamic company.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
HCF CATCH LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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