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Job Title : Control System Engineering Apprentice
Employer : Jordans Ryvita
Location : Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8QB
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12119
Brief Description : Jordans Dorset Ryvita has an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join their highly performing engineering team. The apprenticeship will be focused mainly on control systems but also give exposure to all aspects of their Engineering function.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need 4 GCSEs grade A*-C or 9-4 including maths, English and Science (Chemistry/Physics is advisable) or equivalent
Vacancy Detail : Jordans Dorset Ryvita has an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join their highly performing engineering team. The apprenticeship will be focused mainly on control systems but also give exposure to all aspects of their Engineering function.

The site has packing and processing equipment that require continuous improvement, maintenance and repair. The machinery on site ranges from basic mixing technology to state of the art high speed packing machines and from refrigeration systems to pick and place robots. The goal of this opportunity is to prepare you to become a control system engineer. This is a unique role in our engineering team, with only a few engineers in this sector. You will learn about PLC programming (including Ladder and structured text), HMI software, inverters, motion control, electrical distribution and machinery safety.

The role will involve working with a friendly and committed team operating in a fast-paced environment and it will be based in the factory, where personal and food safety is paramount. This role is predominantly days-based working within the control system team, but some weekends and shift work will be required to gain an understanding of shift work and general engineering.

1. Supporting the engineering team with control system issues including breakdowns.
2. Investigating continuous improvement solutions on the factory machinery.
3. Be a champion for electrical distribution, electrical safety and machinery safety.
4. Working with the operators and managers to solve problems and implement changes to improve safety, quality, availability and reduce cost.

Working in partnership with Bedford College you will be supported through your apprenticeship and develop your skills and career within engineering. You will be assigned to an experienced mentor and a buddy during the apprenticeship who will help you to achieve your learning goals and learn from an engineer who have 30+ years of experience in control systems.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : MON - FRI 40hrs pw (8am-4pm)
Salary : £288.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 26/07/2020
Possible Start Date : 01/09/2020
Personal Qualities : We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, driven to succeed, confident, committed to the apprenticeship (workplace and college), have a genuine interest in engineering, especially programming and control systems.
Skills Required : The ideal candidate must have a good understanding of PCs and a willingness to learn programming methods. Also, an understanding in mechanical and electrical system maintenance and improvement. A “can do” attitude and a proactive mindset alongside a genuine interest to continuously improve things will be looked for in applicants for this opportunity.
Experience in engineering or IT would be an advantage.
Future Prospects : After the apprenticeship you could be offered the opportunity to study and achieve further qualifications and could become part of the control system team within engineering.
Training to be Provided : Technical Support Technician - Level 3

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
EAL Level 3 AME - Technical Support Technician
Pearsons Level 3 Diploma & in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Other Information : This role is predominantly days based but some weekends and shift work will be required, but also a commitment for self-study.
There will also be some external off-site courses that you will be required to go on, to gain the necessary understanding.
Things to consider : This role is predominantly days based but some weekends and shift work will be required, but also a commitment for self-study.
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