Apprentice Machine Operator (Ref 16234)

Apprentice Machine Operator (Ref 16234)

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To work for an established company which design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain innovative Smoke and Fire Curtains within buildings and public spaces throughout the world.  The employer is located in the Holbrook area of Sheffield S20, not far from the Westfield tram stop.


The company have purchased two new machines – Trumpf Trupunch and Trubend. These machines are CNC controlled Turret and Brake Press, based within a sheet metal environment.  Will learn to use both of these machines and also work in an assembly environment.  The company generally work with 1.2mm galvanised sheet but occasionally up to 3mm.


CNC Turret Punch Operator

Punching a variety of parts, all of which must meet the dimensional specifications of the engineered drawings provided. Generally, pre-programmed in to CNC.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Operate the CNC Turret Punch. Select tool with die clearances based on material being punched.

– Set up tooling, load programs and set machine parameters to ensure optimal performance of the equipment.

– Determine condition of tools and point of replace or re-sharpening

– Lift raw materials onto machine bed, then remove parts and scrap/skeleton safely when punching is complete.

– Able to clear jams from machine if required.

– Keep a clean safe working area.


CNC Press Brake Operator

Setup and safely operate CNC Press Brake to process/produce accurate folding of products.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Setup tooling and operate the press brake safely to fold sheet metal components accurately to drawings provided. Generally, pre-programmed in to CNC.

– Verify accuracy of machine settings to confirm accurate tolerances and machine functions.

– Operators will be required to maintain accurate parts and motivation on routine repetitive jobs.

– In process checks will be required by the operator to maintain all required tolerances and quality. Measuring fold angles and lengths with the appropriate tool. i.e. vernier or square.

– Have an awareness of blank sizes, bend locations, appropriate tonnage and tooling for each part being formed

– Operator will be required keep a clean safe working area and maintain cleanliness of the machine.

Requirements:  No formal qualifications are required for this role, however GCSE          (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade C/4 or above is advantageous but not essential.  Must be prepared to load galvanised sheets manually.  Will need to be computer literate.  Need to be able to work alone or as part of a team.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Clear and concise written skills required. Ability to prioritise tasks and to pay attention to detail. Good problem solving ability and excellent organisational skills.  Knowledge of tooling and tool maintenance.


Training:  Level 2 Improving Operational Performance, pathway 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO).  Level 2 Technical Certificate, Level 1 Functional Skills English and maths, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.  The learning provider is Chesterfield College.

Hours:  8am – 4pm, Mon – Fri (37.5 hours/week).


Pay:  £138.75/week.


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