Engineering Machining Technician Apprentice

NORMEC (MANCHESTER) LTD

OLDHAM, OL9 9LZ

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 9 July 2024


Summary

Normec (Manchester) Limited have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to kickstart their career in Engineering and join their team as a Machining Technician Apprentice.

Annual wage
£14,625 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Machining technician (level 3)
Hours
College one day and 4 days with the employer, you must be flexible as there may be shifts. Shifts TBC.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

3 Years 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Training will be delivered by a combination of all-round training in the workplace and will also involve attending college one day a week at Hopwood Hall College (Middleton Campus). You will be assigned a work-based tutor from Hopwood Hall College who will support you through your Apprenticeship.
  • On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will achieve the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship standard.

Where you’ll work

WESTWOOD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

ARKWRIGHT STREET

OLDHAM

OL9 9LZ

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE

Your training course

Machining technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with statutory health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures: safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Prepare and set up conventional or CNC machines.
  • Operate and adjust conventional or CNC machines.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard identification processes and procedures in the work area.
  • Monitor, obtain and check stock and supplies, and complete stock returns.
  • Record information - paper based or electronic. For example, energy usage, job sheets, risk assessments, equipment service records, test results, handover documents and manufacturers' documentation, asset management records, work sheets, checklists, waste environmental records and any legal reporting requirements.
  • Read and interpret information. For example, data and documentation used to produce machined components.
  • Apply engineering, mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Plan and organise own work and resources.
  • Follow and apply inspection, quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Select machining process.
  • Select and setup tooling and work holding devices.
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters. For example, setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations, loading, proving and validating programs when using a CNC machine tool.
  • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features. For example, parallel; stepped; angular diameters and faces; grooves; slots; recesses and undercuts; radii and chamfers; internal and external forms and profiles; reamed; bored; drilled and electro eroded holes; internal and external screw threads.
  • Measure and check components.
  • Select and check condition of tools and equipment. Identify issues, resolve and take action as needed.
  • Identify and action issues in the manufacturing process.
  • Apply fault-finding and diagnostic testing procedures to identify faults. Diagnose and resolve issues. Escalate issues.
  • Maintain the work area and return any resources and consumables.
  • Communicate with others verbally. For example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, handover, start up or warm up procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply ethical principles.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 5)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    We are a long established family owned engineering business focused on manufacturing CNC turned and machined components in stainless steel and high nickel alloys for aerospace and scientific equipment. We have 20 employees at our production site in Oldham.

    https://www.normec.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    On successful completion of the apprenticeship this may lead to further progression with the employer.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262858.

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    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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