Mechanical Engineering Apprentice- S.Norton and Co ltd

Millbrook • Closing Date: 11/06/2019

Apprentice – Mechatronics Engineering



Attending City College Southampton 1 day per week, 4 days on site.
The working hours will be 7.45am until 5pm.
Will be required to attend site 5 days per week when the college is closed.

Vacacny Description

Mechanical Maintenance Engineers are a key feature of our business. The role of an apprentice is to learn traditional engineering skills, both mechanical and electrical, in order to be able to operate effectively and safely in all areas of the business. This includes working with heavy mobile and static plant; excavators, wheel loaders, shears, balers & shredders and other relevant equipment used within the metal recycling industry; and attending all required classes as provided by the Company’s nominated training provider.

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:The Company appreciates that experience, skills and knowledge will develop over the term of the apprenticeship.  Judgement as to standard of performance in each of the key responsibility areas will be proportionate to the term served by the apprentice at the time of review.  Notwithstanding that, the apprentice should aim to achieve good standards in each of the following responsibility areas:

The diagnosis and resolution of breakdown problems
To respond rapidly to breakdowns thereby minimising the period
To ensure all machinery is maintained to a high standard and capable of operating in line with Company standards
To comply with all machine operating systems
The production of precision machined components and assemblies through the use of high-speed machining processes including turning, milling & grinding
To use bench fitting for finishing & assembling completed products
To use CAD and basic manually produced technical drawings when required
To use a wide range of hand & power tools
To use fabrication and welding as required
To keep accurate records of all machinery on site;
To complete and maintain all documentation on the Company maintenance tracking system; understanding the principles of quality assurance and validation of engineering data
To make written and/or verbal reports to line managers as required
To attend progress meetings with line managers as and when required
To attend college or other courses as directed by the Company
To carry out any additional duties that may be reasonably requested from time to time
To comply with Company policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Manual and the post holder’s terms & particulars of employment

Skills Required

It is acknowledged that an apprentice will only develop these essential and desirable skills as they progress, hence they should be read as aspirational at the commencement of the apprenticeship.  The timescales for achieving and/or acquiring these skills will be agreed between the apprentice and the Company

The ability to strip down and rebuild hydraulic, mechanical components on heavy machines
The ability to weld metals of all types including heavy sections and assemblies
Able to understand technical drawings relating to machinery
IT Literate with the ability to use a range of packages applicable to the role, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (emails)
Underpinning theoretical knowledge to be able to manage attendance at college
Driving Licence (or working towards)
Maths, English and ICT GCSE at Level C or above
A commitment to learning and development
Willingness to travel to other sites


A* to C in English and Maths.


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