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Job Title : Packaging Centre Engineering Apprentice
Employer : Bird Bros Ltd
Location : Swineshead, Bedfordshire, MK44 2SU
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11337
Vacancy Short Description : Fantastic opportunity for an apprentice maintenance engineer (FMGC)(mechanical and electrical/electronic)(FOOD) to join a well established family company specializing is egg production and packing in a state of the art packing facility.

 

Qualifications Required : GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (9-4). Grade C or above in Science is desirable but not essential
Vacancy Full Description : Fantastic opportunity for an apprentice maintenance engineer (FMGC)(mechanical and electrical/electronic)(FOOD) to join a well established family company specializing is egg production and packing in a state of the art packing facility.

On offer is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship in engineering maintenance (mechanical and electrical/electronic)(in a food manufacturing environment). This role will include day to day activities of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) to manufacturers schedules and reactive maintenance of egg packing machinery (including robotics) which falls under the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) method of production. Hazard And Critical Control Points (HACCP) awareness training to be completed.

Duties include:

Adopt a continuous improvement philosophy.

Use company Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for work logging and completion details.

Employ initiative and decision making for the benefit of the effective, safe production, safety of yourself and others.

Identify and request personal improvement opportunities and request training or receive training as directed.

Fault finding and resolution.

Assisting in the installation and commissioning of new machinery where necessary.

This position will report directly to packing centre engineer for support and guidance on a day to day basis.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Salary : £230.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 18/03/2018
Possible Start Date : 26/03/2018
Personal Qualities : Have a flexible attitude to forever changing workflows.

Be self motivated/self starter.

Be willing to work as part of a team as well as by one self.

Must have pride in their work.

MUST BE WILLING TO LEARN.

Must be able to follow instructions and listen to peers/seniors.
Skills Required : Good communication skills.

Enthusiastic about engineering.

Good eye/attention to detail.

Positive can do mental attitude.

Strong interest in solving technical problems.

Good dexterity and practicality.
Future Prospects : To become a qualified maintenance engineer with specialist knowledge within their field. A key member of the team and able to contribute to the department.
Training to be Provided : You will gain the following qualifications:
•Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma
•Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) EAL Level 2 Diploma
•Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence) EAL Level 3 Diploma
Other Information : Possibility of traveling abroad for manufacturer/factory courses.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : This position will require manual handling at times within a busy food production facility environment where strict protocols and procedures are in place. PPE such as overcoats, safety footwear and hairnets/beard snoods are supplied and compulsory.
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