Fabrication Yard Apprentice - Nationwide Fencing Services Ltd - KA 120

Company overview:

Nationwide Fencing Services, supply and install both permanent and temporary fencing systems throughout the UK, including gates, steel palisade, mesh, acoustic and various timber options. 

Key responsibilities for the role:

 
  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship standard in fabrication and welding.
  • Work safely at all times complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, organisational and environmental requirements.
  • Plan and prepare for the METAL fabrication activities before commencing work.
  • Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings.
  • Use the correct methods for the moving and handling resources and materials.
  • Set up, check AND adjust the equipment for use in the safe and reliable fabrication of METAL products or components and maintaining the equipment in a reliable and safe condition throughout.
  • Involvement with warehousing, storage of the work premises.
  • Fencing component storage and repair, gates, railings temporary fencing.
  • Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements.
  • Use appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to shape and form (HOT or COLD) metal materials, demonstrating and applying knowledge of material properties and characteristics throughout.
  • Monitor resources and activities throughout the fabrication of products or components, identifying areas for improving the production process where possible.
  • Cutting, drilling, shaping and preparing METAL materials during fabrication activities using manual and power tools, thermal and laser cutting, as required calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments/equipment.
  • Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of mechanical fasteners and fixing techniques required by the specifications appropriate to the fabrication activity being carried out and in accordance with approved joining procedures and quality requirements.
  • Operate thermal joining equipment to join metal parts using a range of appropriate techniques to the standards required by the specifications for the fabrication activity being carried out.
  • Inspect and test joins for security against required standard.
  • Carry out quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies.
  • Deal with problems that occur within the fabrication activity in line with responsibilities of the role.
  • Restore the work area and equipment to a safe and reliable condition on completion of the activity.
  • Complete documentation at the appropriate stages of the work activity.

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

 
  • Qualifications required/predicted Maths and English at grade 4/C or equivalent level 2
  • The ability to take instruction
  • Maths and English to a minimum understanding / competence / ability to be able to understand diagrams and product design drawings.
  • Enthusiasm in abundance
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Good timekeeper
  • Personable, responsible, proud and can demonstrate resilience

Location: Woodward Road Site 
Contracted hours: 8am - 4.30pm 
Hourly rate of pay: NMW
Closing date: 19 January, 2022

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