Apprentice Technical Support Technician HCM Engineering Ltd
An excellent opportunity to become an engineering apprentice to join established toolmakers in Stourbridge.
Closing date: 14 Aug 2022
Total hours per week: 39.00
Possible start date
17 Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
In this role the successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function including communications software, test, analysis tools, measurement, off line programming, process control, performance and continuous improvement solutions, capacity planning, production scheduling/planning, product technical applications and capability, technical sales and marketing support, product development and innovation, engineering drawing, purchasing.
You will also be responsible for managing your own projects, including identifying and developing opportunities to use 3D Printing within our production process. This will involve creating and modifying 3D CAD components for 3D printing, creating 3D printed parts to compliment manufacturing activities and completing final inspection using our 3D inspection arm (Faro) and software.
Whilst learning and developing within this apprenticeship, you will also be able to help with the company’s transition to digital manufacturing processes via real time data collection from across the factory and managing this data via the latest appropriate software tools and assisting with the implementation of a new ERP system
Requirements and prospects
- Relevant experience in using various types of engineering equipment
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent practical skills with a mathematical mind-set
- Good clear communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
- Good timekeeping skills and flexible in line with overtime availability
- Be computer literate – MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Power BI
- Self-motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
- Be able to work effectively in a team environment
- Willing to learn and undertake any training required for the role, both internal & external
- Able to work well as part of a team
- Able to manage own projects in an organised way
GCSEs at grades C/5 or above (or equivalent) in maths, English, and a science.
Following successful completion of your Apprenticeship, you will progress into a full-time employed position within the business. In future, should a position become available, the opportunity would exist for you to progress to a Team Leader position.
About the employer
Established in 1969 HCM Engineering Limited is an independent, privately owned company with experience in all areas of die casting for a cross section of industry; from Automotive – on and off road, Agriculture/Construction, Electrical, Oil and Gas, Leisure and lifestyle.
Our customers include Lotus, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes and many more blue-chip brands.
We specialise in the Design and manufacture of tooling for lightweight and environmental applications. Dies and core boxes for challenging new products are our speciality. Complete tooling cells can be specified and manufactured alongside the machines and ancillary equipment.
We also offer front end design for manufacture (DFM) of the cast parts through feasibility, redesign, simulation, tooling considerations and final sample support to ensure best cost and delivery times are met. We can also manufacture large complex mould tools for volume production up to 12.5 Tons for die cast machines up to 2500T using top-quality heat-treated tool steels
HCM Engineering Ltd
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dudley College of Technology
Emma Southall 01384 363545
Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 4 qualification in Engineering
Training will take place at Dudley College with a day release.
College day release will start September.
In addition, assessors will visit learners at their workplace as part of their continual assessment.
Engineering manufacturing technician
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
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