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Apprentice Machinist (Ref 16111)

Apprentice Machinist (Ref 16111)

Recruitment Service No Comment
  • Apprenticeship
  • Sheffield S2
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Places left:156/week

A role for the aspiring engineer seeking to begin a career in precision manufacturing  as a machinist, with a company located in Sheffield 2. You will learn a valuable range of engineering processes and have the opportunity to develop these over the apprenticeship into the highest quality skills in complex and precision work.  We need to see passion and self- drive for achieving success from basic foundation competence to advanced skills as a CNC machinist.

Reporting to the Director, duties include:
– Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding and finishing etc.
– Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
– Prepare and load stainless steel materials onto the machines.
– Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications.
– Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.
– Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality.
– Perform basic maintenance on the machine (lubrication, checking bearing, cleaning machine etc).
– Load program on mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry.
– Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
– Carry out set up on milling machines by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices.
– Use of measuring tools such as gauges, callipers, indicators, and micrometres to perform tool changes, radius offsets and quality checks.
– Operates equipment such as milling machines, end mills, revolving lathe tools, and drill presses, surface grinder, point grinder, to produce manufacturing parts out of stainless steel and can use these machines to carry out procedures such as cutting, squaring, milling, drilling, tap-ping, and boring.
– Carry out housekeeping duties.
– Log off the job learning hours as part of the apprenticeship programme.
– Attend Sheffield College – Olive Grove Campus for one day per week across two college years in term time.

Requirements:  4 x GCSE Grade A*-C in English Language and maths or numerical equivalents. A developing interest in engineering – particularly manufacturing.  Must be punctual.  Meticulous and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interact well with others in a cross functional environment. Resourceful, result-oriented and strong sense of responsibility with initiative.

Skills required: communication skills, team building skills, literacy skills, problem solving skills, organisational skills and manual work skills.

Training:  Apprentice Standard – Engineering Technician with end point assessment.  One day per week in term time at Sheffield College Olive Grove Campus.

Hours:  39 hours/week, Mon-Thur 8.00-4.30pm & Fri 6.30/7.30am-1.30pm.

Pay:  £156/week.


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