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Apprentice Operations Engineer

Northfields, Peterborough, PE6 8UE
£13,000.00 - £15,000.00 annually
Closing date
30 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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We have a great opportunity for someone to begin their career within the engineering team at Park Air and to grow within the business. As part of the apprenticeship, the student will work alongside experienced operatives and engineers, who will coach and mentor. Specific on-the-job training will be provided to increase their knowledge of the product and off the job training 1 day a week studying Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician. For those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the business there will be the opportunity to experience other areas of the organisation with the potential career progression. The ultimate career path for these roles could evolve through to installation engineer with potential international travel.

Role specifics:
  • Initially working alongside other experienced employees in the manufacturing and assembly of electro-mechanical ground to air communications products and sub-assemblies. To learn good hand tool skills and soldering whilst also learning about the company manufacturing codes of practice and company procedures. Learn to locate, interpret and adhere to build to print documents, drawings and wiring schematics and be required to maintain a clean and organised work area in accordance with the 5S policy.
  • Progress to the functional and specification testing of manufactured products through automatic test rigs. Learn to develop their electronic knowledge of manufactured product and qualify to City and Guilds standard in the safety testing of electrical portable appliances.
  • Gain further electronic and product knowledge by assisting with the diagnosis and repair of production and Customer products and learn to practice anti-static-discharge rules in association with the handling of printed circuit board assemblies.
  • Mechanical assembly of system components including radios, RF filters, distribution panels, switches, power supplies, battery backup units into 19" cabinets. Learn to cut, route, connect, terminate, crimp, insulate and tie in RF, data and power cables into 19" cabinets using crimp tools, heat guns and hand tools, and understand the workings of a ground to air radio system.
  • Learn how to test these systems for functional and specification acceptance by Customers, with a longer-term development including beginning to travel around the globe installing and testing these systems.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic team player, capable of working on own imitative.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Able to maintain a professional and friendly manner.

Personal qualities

  • Evidence of extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to problem solve

Desired qualifications

  • 5 x GCSEs Grade 9 to 4 (A* to C) including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject.
  • At least 1 A-level (or equivalent) in STEM subjects with proven Maths competence
  • BTEC or Level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject

Future prospects

Potential for full time employment.

Things to consider

  • 25 Days holiday - plus bank holidays.
  • 37.5 hours per week worked on a flexible basis.
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
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