To train in the full technical and operational aspects of a large highly automated iron foundry. The departments you will spend time in are Quality, Core Making, Pattern Shop, Melting, Foundry and Process.
Closing date: 14 Jan 2024
Pay can increase to to £20,589.92 subject to performance
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
01 Jul 2024
15 Nov 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
- Health and Safety, you will receive training to understand your responsibilities and to help us continually improve.
- Quality, you will have an overview of all aspects, from inspection, scanning, trials and how this is applied through our quality systems. This is to ensure we meet and deliver customer requirements.
- All aspects of Core Making, from the raw materials to the different processes they go through.
- All aspects of Melting and pouring iron from the raw material, quality checks and ensuring the correct temperature for the iron.
- All aspects of Pattern Shop from making sure runner systems and feeders are in good order, to repairing patterns and core boxes.
- All aspects of Foundry, including sand testing, pattern prep, placing a core into the mould and machine settings.
- All aspects of Process, including loading a robot cell, loading a Koyama, correct packaging of castings and meeting the required quality standards for customers.
- The laying of cores into green sand moulds and those duties associated in line with production and quality standards.
- To carry out any other duties within reason which are commensurate with your duties.
- To report any issues to your line manager immediately and to actively pursue improvement ideas to increase quality and productivity efficiencies using Lean Manufacturing techniques. Health, Safety & Environment.
- Ensure compliance with the company’s health and safety and environmental policies, ensuring these are understood and upheld.
- Ensure that you are always equipped with the correct personal protective equipment and is properly looked after and maintained.
- Ensure that all accidents are reported and recorded in the accident book.
- Ensure any spillages are cleared up immediately and the correct emergency equipment is always available.
The training you will be getting
- Metal casting, foundry and patternmaking technician apprenticeship leve 3 standard.
- Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to end point assessment.
- Delivered 3 days per month at Sheffield College - City Campus (S2 2RL).
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Excellent prospects of a long career in a rewarding industry with proigression routes available for the right candidates.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential
About the employer
WILLIAM LEE LIMITED
SHEFFIELD COLLEGE, THE
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
Metal casting, foundry and patternmaking technician
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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