Quality Inspector Apprentice TOSOH QUARTZ, INC.

A new exciting role has been created at Tosoh Quartz. The role of Quality Inspector Apprentice will be responsible for determining fabricated/ machined product acceptance using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) as well as a variety of inspection gauges and specifications, the understanding of which will be achieved through this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7.00am – 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am – 12.00noon.  (40 hours maximum if under 18 years of age, as per government guidelines).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Perform incoming, in-process and final dimensional inspection using a variety of gages; micrometres, callipers, test indicators, height gages, based on the drawing of the product to be measured
  • Progress to run established CMM programs to perform incoming, in-process and final inspection
  • Perform visual inspection against internal/customer cosmetic specifications
  • Document inspection results per customer requirements
  • Bag and label product per customer requirements
  • Perform daily checks of gauges
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Carry out 5S duties

Specific job skills:

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting complex mechanical drawings
  • Familiarity with Geo Dimensional Tolerancing
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting internal or customer specifications and standards
  • Knowledge of inspection methods
  • Proficiency in use of inspection equipment: Micrometres, height gages, test/dial indicators, callipers, profilometers, gage blocks, pin gages, feeler gages, optical comparators, microscopes, go/no go gages
  • Proficiency with set-up and operation of coordinate measuring machine, utilizing PC-DMIS
  • Proficiency in programming of the CMM

The training you will be getting

Lean Manufacturing Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills)
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential progression within the team
  • Potential for progression within offsite learning and further studies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working, Good eye for detail, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English & maths and 3 other subjects (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Candidate must have a genuine interest in manufacturing and be passionate about the work you produce with a good eye for detail. The candidate must ensure they can arrive for a 7am start time.

About the employer

A fantastic opportunity is available to join 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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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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