Job Title : Door and Window Fabricator Apprentice
Employer : Eurocold
Location : Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45 2BG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Engineering Manufacture - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Mechanical Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11683
Vacancy Short Description : We require an apprentice fabricator to work in our busy door department to manufacture bespoke doors and windows for coldrooms.
Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-4 including English, maths and science or a technical subject such as engineering or product design. Alternatively you can progress from a relevant Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeship programme.
Vacancy Full Description : We require an apprentice fabricator to work in our busy door department to manufacture bespoke doors and windows for coldrooms.
We are looking for an apprentice fabricator confident in using handheld power tools with the ability to operate accurately under pressure to tight deadlines.
There is some MIG welding of bollards/goalposts involved depending on customer orders.
Knowledge of operating a Bridgeport CNC Machine Centre would be a distinct advantage for small batch manufacturing runs.
We are a small company so ability to work in a team is a must where proactiveness and new ideas are encouraged.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm
Salary : £200.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 06/01/2019
Possible Start Date : 04/02/2019
Personal Qualities : An enthusiastic individual with the ability to work as a team, using initiative and being proactive.
A certain level of physical fitness as the job entails some lifting and being on your feet for most of the day.
Skills Required : Confidence using power tools, use of templates, fabrication of flashings (flats, patches, angles, channels, reveals, top hats and Z-flashings from sheet metal (training of RAS bending machine will be given)- steel, aluminium and galv up to 2mm, use of guillotine, MIG welding (occasional) and knowledge of CNC operations (preferred).
Future Prospects : We will happily offer a permanent position eventually to the right applicant.
Training to be Provided : The qualifications you will study to achieve will depend on your chosen pathway, and include:
NVQs (work-based learning)
•Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Engineering Maintenance NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Fabrication and Welding Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Engineering Technical Support NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Technical Certificates (classroom-based learning)
•Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma
•EAL Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma.
You will also have the opportunity to achieve the following additional qualifications:
•English, maths and ICT Functional Skills
•Employee Rights and Responsibilities
•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
Other Information : 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 : No shift work or working away involved.
We are a flexible company who fully understand the need to take time for study around exam periods.
The vacancy will involve long periods of being on your feet, but as a busy factory time passes quickly.
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