Engineering Tooling Apprenticeship

Stafford Park 6, Telford, TF3 3AT
Competitive salary
21 May 2019
23 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
In the role of Tooling Apprentice (Higher Apprenticeship), if successful, you will be inducted into Epwin Window Systems Division before undertaking a wide variety of engineering tasks within the workshop environment, (example: interpret engineering drawings, fully machine parts as required from drawings supplied and conduct repairs and modifications on extrusion tooling when required). You will be at the forefront of helping us achieve our goal of continued customer satisfaction, and the growth of the business. Training and development opportunities will be provided and your development pathway will be undertaken alongside a Higher Apprenticeship (mechanical bias) with annual personal development reviews.
  • Assist in manufacture of some new tooling
  • Correct use of all hand tools
  • To learn to interpret and produce engineering drawings to standard layouts and specifications
  • Service of extrusion tool parts including dies, calibrators and tank plates
  • To correctly use various types of measuring equipment such as micrometers, slip gauges, and comparators to inspect completed work and ensure compliance to various tolerances and quality standards
  • To safely and competently use various manual/auto machinery such as centre lathes, milling machines and surface grinders
  • To program and operate CNC Machinery such as Machining Centre's and Wire and Spark Eroder's
  • Support production areas in technical assessment of tooling issues
  • Preventative maintenance of tooling
  • Tooling improvements
  • To assist where required with tooling start ups and trials
  • Advocate in the correct use and storage of parts
  • To assist as required to support & lead extrusion associated trials
  • Adherence to all organizational policies, management systems and standard operational procedures in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and quality
  • Work positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity
  • Report any accidents, injuries or near misses to your line manager and not to endanger yourself or others by your acts or omissions
  • Represent the organization in a positive way as to avoid the damage of corporate image or bringing the company into disrepute
  • Promote and Display the Epwin Core Values

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic level of numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to use a PC to an operational level
  • Good communication skills
  • Good use of measuring equipment and associated hand tools
  • Mechanically minded with good dexterity

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Attendance
  • Standard and performance of work (gauged by a competent person)
  • Development of skills and competence in line with the training plan
  • Clean, neat and tidy approach to work
  • Punctual and adaptable
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a larger team
  • Good communication and a polite manner
  • Flexible approach to working and shift patterns
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment

Desired qualifications

To be successful in this role you'll need to have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship frame work (Level 3 program) in a (mechanical bias) engineering framework. And be a highly motivated individual with the ability to work in a fast pace environment. We are looking for someone who pays attention to detail, act as a change agent for continual improvement and is motivated to learn and develop their own skills and knowledge. Tool room and tool work experience is advantageous for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to progress their skill set onto the HNC level and develop into a HNC level Toolmaker.

Future prospects

The Epwin Group has achieved Investors-in-People accreditation across the Window Systems Division. We know that it is our people, with their enthusiasm and know-how, which makes the biggest difference for our customers. In return for your commitment and dedication we will offer you every practical opportunity to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience, to grow both professionally and personally.

Our Mission Statement: One Partnership, Delivering Growth.

Things to consider

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