Job Title : Mechanical Engineer Apprentice
Employer : Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd
Location : Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TZ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11982
Brief Description : Geomatrix are looking for an apprentice to train with their current mechanical engineer to eventually become the main in house fabricator.
Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4, ideally including English, maths and science, or equivalent or a technical based subject such as engineering or product design. Alternatively you can progress from a relevant Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship programme.
Vacancy Detail : Geomatrix are looking for an apprentice to train with their current mechanical engineer to eventually become the main in house fabricator.
The job involves maintaining our automotive, mechanical and survey equipment (winches, and seismic energy sources, rugged mil spec field instruments). Also fabricating and fitting using hand tools, mill, lath, welder, grinders, potting and gluing in plastics and metals. Also CAD modeling (solidworks). The applicant will be trained to HND level Mech Eng and work alongside our current fabricator to complement our workshop of electronic engineers.
Detailed Job Description
The job involves :-
1. Maintaining our automotive, mechanical and survey equipment (winches, and seismic energy sources, rugged mil spec field instruments).
2. Fabrication work will be involved
3. Fitting & assembling work will be elements of the role
4. Using hand tools – grinders etc …
5. Operating Milling & Lath machines
6. Operating different welding equipment we have in our workshop
7. Potting and gluing in plastics and metals.
8. Working with CAD modelling software (Solidworks).”
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs
Salary : £174.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 10/11/2019
Possible Start Date : 02/12/2019
Personal Qualities : The applicant should be able to fit in with a team and be able to work independantly. have a technical aptitude and be able to think of solutions. The applicant should want to workand have an ambition to become a real qualified engineer.
Skills Required : An aptitude for mechanics whether it's working on bicycles, engines or vehicles, etc. Having used simple hand tools in a home or hobby or academic environment.
Future Prospects : We would like this apprentice to become our main mechanical engineer for in house maintenance and fabrication.
Training to be Provided : Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma, EAL Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma, BTEC or VRQ. Plus English, maths and ICT Functional Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. You will study a range of topics including: Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety, Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement, Advanced Milling
Other Information : All candidates must carry out an initial assessment with a member of the Apprenticeship Recruitment team, and complete online maths and English assessments to progress with their applications.
Bedford College hold the right to withdraw this vacancy before the closing date due to high number of applications.
Things to consider : Travel to the work address should be considered. We want an apprentice who is willing to spend the years working towards completion of the apprenticeship.
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