Apprentice Grit Blaster/Labourer - Product Release Europe - REF: KA 068

Company overview:

"Product Release are specialist applicators of coatings (TEFLON) for industry. So we coat mainly items of bakeware for the likes of Warburtons, Greggs, Aunt Bessies, etc – so that the product they are baking doesn’t stick in the tin.
As part of the preparation process before applying the coating we have to roughen the surface of the metal and we do this by shot blasting."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Level 2 lean manufacturing
  • Follow all company procedures in regard to Health & Safety
  • Train how to use the various grit blasting equipment types we use (MAINLY manual, BUT also tumble, automatic)
  • Train how to keep grit blasting equipment in good working order, including maintainance

Key skills to be successful in your application are :

  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE English
  • Hard working (it can be a dirty and intensive job!)
  • Be flexible in terms that sometimes we may need you do other tasks such as general labouring
  • Fit and healthy, as heavy lifting is sometimes required

Location: Cusson Road, Knowsley Industrial Estate, Kirkby L33 7BY
Contracted hours: 39                            
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage         

Closing date: 12 July 2021              

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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