Machinist 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 (A level)
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)

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.