Apprentice Machine Setter/Operator

A fantastic opportunity to join an established local business and industry leader as an Apprentice Machine Setter/Operator.

If you are interested in this position then please send a CV or apply in writing to

Training will be given to the successful candidate

*Previous Candidates Need Not Apply

A student at fab lab

The role is to work closely with the Production Manager to deliver quality products for clients in line with company strategy ensuring quality, safety, production and financial targets are achieved. The duties will include assisting in the setup of CNC and bench machinery for manufacture of springs, wire forms and pressings, liaising with material stores to ensure availability of material for the machines, maintaining machinery and equipment, working with Machine Setters and the Production Manager to implement and improve quality procedures and processes and monitoring achievement of quality standards.

Implementation and adherence to the Company Health and Safety policy will be required ensuring safe systems of work are adhered to, good standards of housekeeping maintained and appropriate PPE worn. Carrying out other appropriate duties when required according to business needs.

Skills required

You should be able to demonstrate

  • Excellent team player
  • Effective communicator
  • Organised, methodical worker
  • Ability to plan and work to deadlines under pressure
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Computer literate with knowledge of computer numerical controlled systems
  • Personable, willing and enthusiastic

Qualifications required

GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English AS levels (or equivalent)

Acceptance is subject to college initial assessment, and interview

Personal qualities

You will need to be reliable and punctual with the ability to work individually and as part of a team

A pro-active approach to learning and work is essential.

Degree of maturity required

Confident and well presented

Good personal hygiene

Important Other Information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour from 1st October 2015. This applies to 16 – 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Training to be provided

Framework title: Engineering
Length of Programme: 36 months
Mode of delivery: Day Release

Functional Skills qualifications:
Level 2 Functional Skill in English
Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

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