Job details

Advanced Apprenticeship - Craft (Assembly / Service)

Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK13 0ER
Salary range:
Status: Permanent
Type: Full time
Posted date: 29/07/2011 13:34

Job description:

We require Advanced Craft Apprentices who are self motivated, have good manual dexterity and problem solving skills. The job will be a hands on role, based on one of the Product Lines or Cells within the Production Department at Milton Keynes. The successful applicant will develop into a top class practical Manufacturing Technician with expert knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic assembly, linked to developing, building and servicing the Niftylift product range.

Applicant Entry Criteria:

Minimum of 3 GCSE' s, Grade D or above in Maths, English and Science.

The Apprenticeship Framework:

Based at ATG Training, Aylesbury, or MK College, Milton Keynes - 3 months:

Performing Engineering Operations (QPEO), NVQ - Level 2:

Qualification    Title
QPEO2/001:    Working Safely In An Engineering Environment
QPEO2/002:    Working Efficiently And Effectively In Engineering
QPEO2/003:    Using And Communicating Technical Information
QPEO2/005:    Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
QPEO2/019:    Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
QPEO2/037:    Maintaining electrical equipment / systems
QPEO2/021:    Maintaining fluid power equipment

IPAF Access Introduction Module

Key skills training:

Communication - Level 2
Application of numbers - Level 2
Information Technology - Level 2
Improving own learning and performance - Level 2
Working with others - Level 2

Further Education:

BTEC National Award (6 modules - 1 year course). Day release at ATG Training, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF) at MK College.

In House Training / Experience:

Mechanical Manufacturing NVQ Level 3:

Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flowlines and cells:
Electrical Sub Assembly Cell    Mechanical Sub Assembly Cell
Refurbishment / Rebuild Cell    Stores / Logistics
Preparation & Paint Cell    Customisation Product Cell
120H & T Product Line / Cell    150/170 Cell
HR10 / 12 Product Line / Cell    HR21 / 210 Product Line / Cell
HR15/17 Product Line / Cell    Service Department
Development Cell


The apprenticeship is a win / win situation of learning and earning at the same time. The above framework has the opportunity to be exceeded, and for the right candidates can develop through to our technician level framework of further education. The apprenticeship offers a competitive wage, potential overtime (at premium rates), future bonus, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme.

Example role in more detail:

Mechanical / Electrical Assembly - Manufacturing Technician

This role requires dynamic team players with a proven skills, knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly, along with hydraulic and electrical installation. The role requires operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a demanding flow line production environment. You will be required to perform a range of manufacturing / production operations to the required quality standard, on time and within commercial competition cost budgets (i.e. logistics / materials handling, preparation, painting, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, welding, fitting / fabrication, service / maintenance and development).

Efficient and correct to specification Mechanical assembly, hydraulic installation, electrical wiring, and fabrication / fitting operations, linked to the manufacture, service and repair of access platforms.

Competent build inspection of all stages and materials used. Full compliance with ISO 9001 procedures, and total quality focus throughout all direct / indirect stages of manufacturing process to achieve a quality product aligned to the customer's specification / expectations.

  • Effective and efficient value added organisation and control of all allocated operations. Full flexibility, including being training and training others to enable all manufacturing operations by all to be completed across the company.
  • Compliance with health and safety standards, flexibility, and development of skills through the complete manufacturing process, and the production / product cells.
  • Maintaining and developing accurate systems and procedures. Ensuring engineering masters and works orders accurately reflect the approved parts consumed. Identification of low stock / shortages.
  • Maintain a high standard of 5' s workplace organisation. Continuous improvement / elimination of waste, through 'Lean Manufacturing techniques / tools'.
  • Working as a team to achieve customer quality, delivery, cost and innovation requirements. Striving to meet performance requirements for accidents / incidents, internal quality defects, cell productivity / utilisation, overall stock accuracy and WIP (flow line adherence).
  • Ensuring company procedures and standards are complied with.

Please apply in writing only

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