Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship

What will the apprentice be doing?

The CNC setter operator programmer is responsible for activities which influence the following Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):

  • Involvement and attendance at SQDCP meetings in assigned area/s
  • Ensuring Delivery Schedule Adherence of parts to system / route card dates
  • Ensuring performance of part production to planned set and run times and Quality requirements
  • Communicating Not right first time (NRFT) within assigned areas
  • Ensuring Health and Safety processes are adhered to including wearing of relevant PPE
  • Recording and assisting the Manufacturing Group Leader in improving the 5S organisation of the assigned Team areas and personal responsibility of machines being operated
  • Responsible for ensuring work is completed on time in full to process routing / system date requirements
  • Responsible for attending and participating in progress meetings as required
  • Responsible for ensuring correct materials, Route Cards, drawing are used to produce components
  • Setting up tools, offsets etc ready for your own operation to commence and assist Operators where appropriate
  • Utilising the correct program to complete the required operations
  • Ensuring correct tooling is used and monitored for optimum cutting effectiveness
  • Monitoring cutting performance against agreed set times and run times - to minimise time taken and ensure adherence to required set times and look for ways to improve process methods, efficiently and effectively
  • Assist Manufacturing Group Leader with implementing cost reduction initiatives.
  • Ensure times for component batches are accurately booked on Factory Master
  • Assisting the Manufacturing Group Leader with developing and maximising opportunities for lights out / unmanned running of products
  • Ensuring machined products meet quality and accuracy requirements
  • Reworking components as required to minimise delays to schedule
  • Responsible for Deburring work as appropriate and instructed by the MGL
  • Complete ‘In Process check sheets’ for your own work

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Apprenticeship Training Provided by Assessor at Swatpro, every 4 weeks.
  • In house training for the job role provided by employer.
  • Machining Technician Level 3 qualification.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Previous apprentices now have careers in Quality, Engineering and Leadership.

Please apply via the Find An Apprenticeship website.