The Mechanical CAD Designer is responsible for preparing and maintaining engineering or sustaining project design layouts, production drawings and other related documentation per ISO/ANSI and SLB standards, considering methods of manufacture, tolerance, geometric control and their effect on related parts or assemblies

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, office hours, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Prepare original designs of varying complexity (mechanical and electro-mechanical) using the approved 3D CAD system
  • Preparation of part and assembly drawings in accordance with relevant standards employing suitable tolerance and geometric control as required
  • Preparation of BOM#
  • Understand ISO and possibly ANSI standards relating to drafting standards
  • Work in accordance SLB standards and procedures including drafting, material/coating selection, management of revisions etc.
  • Understand manufacturing processes and techniques and how they impact on the cost/lead time of a part
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team, generally requiring close collaboration with the Mechanical Engineers
  • Prepare tolerance stack-up calculations
  • Design and development of assembly related tooling, test rigs, fixtures etc.
  • Hands on “assembly/dis-assembly” of prototype tools, rigs, fixtures etc.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard:

Qualification: Technical Support - 

  • Level 2 competence qualification
  • Level 3 competence qualification
  • Level 3 knowledge qualification 

On and off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Career progression plan for MCAD. Trainer Designer to Master Designer (5 levels)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Self Motivated, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential

About the employer

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. Every day, we work together to create industry-changing technology that unlocks cleaner, safer access to energy for every community, including those we live and work in. This purpose is timeless and enduring, and it will drive us through the decades to come. In Stonehouse, we primarily design, develop, manufacture and sustain rotary steerable and measurement whilst drilling tooling tools.





Building A, Brunel Way


GL10 3SX

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Training provider


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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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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