Apprentice Laser and Press Brake Engineer - Abbey Group - REF: 011

Company overview:

"The abbey group is a dynamic company dedicated to providing quality manufacturing and security services.
Engineering and manufacturing is the only thing we have ever done. This meticulous ethos runs through our entire engineering process. From planning, development, prototyping, manufacture and testing, our teams of engineers work with leading-edge technology to ensure we deliver exactly what our clients want time and time again.
We’re based in Knowsley, Liverpool and produce for global customers. We believe in working with you and taking a flexible approach, that way we can can add value and expertise to your business with exceptional results."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • To fully understand the SOP and control plans for both Laser and Press Break
  • To fully understand required health and safety/ PPE requirements for both departments
  • To fully understand the loading and unloading requirement of material for each department set by the respective material handling guideline set for each machine.
  • To fully operate the machine confidently and independently
  • To fully understand the programming operation of the drawings that apply to each of the respective machines

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted GCSE Grade A/C or 9 to 4 in Maths, English and Science
  • Math skills: Good math skills will help press brake operators understand complex instructions, how schematics work and make sure items are designed and built correctly
  • Problem solving skills: Press brake operators will need to know why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors
  • Attention to detail: Press brakes are precision equipment. Being off by millimeters could be a critical error. Keen attention to detail is required
  • Mechanical and Technical Skills: Machines controlled by computers will need operators who understand CAD/CAM technology
  • Stamina: Press brake operators often work long hours doing repetitive movements

Location: Kirkby                                           
Contracted Hours: To be confirmed                           
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

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