Apprentice Engineer - TPFay x 2 (REF: APP042)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Company overview:

TPFay (Kirkby) Ltd (established in 1976), 4th generation family owned and run by David Fay. The company is a manufacturer of specialised heating elements and is looking to recruit and train new employees to assist the company in increasing manufacturing output and improving methods of production using Lean production techniques.


Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Performing manufacturing operations
  • Manufacturing heating elements
  • Working from written and verbal instructions
  • Carrying out and recording test results
  • Forming and bending elements by hand and using CNC machinery
  • Dilling
  • Assembly work
  • Learning about maintenance of machinery
  • Stock control
  • Carrying out general housekeeping duties
  • CAD training
  • Dealing with customer enquiries by telephone
  • Preparing quotations
  • Order processing

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • English and Maths GCSE C
  • Computer literate, EXCEL or equivalent
  • Able to perform manufacturing operations including manual lifting (after training) assembly work

Location: Knowsley Industrial Park
Contracted hours: Monday to Thursday: 8am to 5pm Friday: 8am to 4pm
Hourly rate of pay: Greater than National Minimum Wage

How to apply:
1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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