Production Apprentice (Engineering Manufacture)

Lewes, East Sussex
£190.00 per week
11 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Your role will include these tasks:

  • Assemble products
  • Test products
  • Problem solve and repair products

Desired skills  

It would be advantageous if you have any of the following skills:

  • Manual dexterity combined with the ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to read and interpret correctly electrical and mechanical engineering drawings
  • Ability to fit and shape metal components, including the construction of small bore piping and the filing, drilling and grinding of metal parts
  • Ability to follow circuit diagrams to build instrument point-to-point wiring looms from single cables, to form looms and ty-wrap
  • Ability to prepare cables, fit sleeves and solder and or crimp joints
  • Ability to connect and operate pressurised gas bottles to the latest safety regulations
  • Ability to achieve set targets and work to production time pressures in support of the company's production requirements
  • Ability to produce neat and clean assemblies and to self check work for a high-quality finish
  • Ability to use electrical test equipment, including multi-meters
  • Ability to use mechanical test measurement instruments including micrometers and Venier guages
  • Understanding of the principles of vacuum engineering would be an advantage  

Personal qualities  

  • To be able to fit into a small team
  • Must have a strong desire to learn new skills
  • Essential that the individual is possessed of strong motivation
  • To be pro-active and able to work unsupervised after training
  • Must be flexible and prepared to carry out other reasonable requests
  • Must be of smart appearance
  • Must be able to work in a modern team-based culture with minimal direction
  • A full clean driving licence   

Desired qualifications  

  • Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE English, Maths and one science subject
  • Willing to work towards a qualification in a mechanical or electrical subject
  • Good colour perception, ability to pass colour perception test
  • Basic understanding of electro/mechanical systems build Basic soldering skills
  • Basic fault-finding ability using circuit diagrams
  • Basic understanding of electrical test methodologies 

Future prospects  

Prospective future career paths for this role include:

Production: Assembler - Team Leader - Production Manager Customer facing: Field Service Engineer - Sales Engineer  

Things to consider 

The company is based in a rural location and the ability to get to work under your own transport is essential as there is no public transport service.

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