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Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprentice (Electronics)

Unit 3B and 3C, Cheddar Business Park, Cheddar, BS27 3EB
£200.00 per week
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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The electronics team deliver compact, efficient, and capable electronic solutions which are integrated into Domin's products. We are responsible for the design, validation, and procurement of these solutions, as well as the software that runs on them (firmware). We are looking for a driven and self-motivated student to join our team to carry out an apprenticeship. This apprenticeship will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers and to apply their learning to real world situations. The initial focus is typically on the practical skills required of an electronics technician: soldering, cable harness assembly, test and measurement. These skills act as a foundation and avenue for learning, which will be directed around the task at hand, and the successful candidate can expect to be given the opportunity to take part in all aspects of the electronics design process including requirements analysis, concept design, prototyping, testing, schematics design, PCB layout, firmware development, test development, simulation and modelling, and procurement. They will also be given the opportunity to work within other teams during their apprenticeship if appropriate. The candidate will be given both short and long-term goals within the project or projects they are working on, and they will be given supervision and training in the tools, practices and methods available to ensure they are able to deliver these goals effectively. As part of a small team, they will take ownership of their work, be proactive in proposing and delivering appropriate solutions and demonstrate an ability to manage their workload effectively. Main duties: • Electronics assembly • Electronics test • Fault finding and repair of electronics • Designing electronic circuits and PCBs • Software and firmware development in Python and C/C++ • Writing documentation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Problem solving • Time management • Self-organisation • Communication • Some experience with electronics or other engineering (either as part of education history or as a hobby) is beneficial

Personal qualities

• Driven • Methodical • Quick learner

Desired qualifications

GCSE's or equivalent at C/4 or above including maths and English, and preferably a Science Subject.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship would likely lead to the offer of a permanent position at Domin. The experience gained would allow the candidate to access a much wider range of opportunities within the engineering world.

Things to consider

The role will require travel to our design office in the centre of Bristol, and our assembly and test facilities (in Cheddar and Ubley). Public transport to the latter is limited so you will likely need a driving license and daily access to a car. Working at a small company is very fast paced and the workload can grow or change very quickly.
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