- GMFJ Reference
34.50 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
Engineering & Manufacturing
- Opportunity Type
Intermediate Level 2
South West Metal Finishing Ltd
Description of Opportunity
engineered component used in an application today has some form of surface
treatment, whether it’s for anti-corrosion, enhanced electrical conductivity,
higher electrical or chemical resistance, lubricity or simply to improve its decorative
appeal, all components undergo some form of treatment.
West Metal Finishing are offering the opportunity to learn the techniques of
surface treatment application. Our apprenticeship would teach you the skills of
electroplating and anodising. Working on technically challenging precision
engineered components used in aerospace, military and general engineering
training would combine theory and practical elements, comprising of many
varied processes including Quality assurance and control, Chemical laboratory
analysis, masking and jigging techniques, electrochemical deposition using
various metals, anodising methods, conversion coating, masking in preparation
for and spray painting of high precision engineering components. Time would
be dedicated to building skills in engineering methods and administration, as
well as business improvement techniques.
· Full training and support will be given in all processes.
· Opportunity to learn skills in different areas of the
· Transferrable knowledge and experience
· NVQ opportunities
· Loading components on to jig fixtures
· Loading and unloading loaded jigs in to acid, alkaline
and plating chemical solutions.
· Setting temperature, voltage and current controls
· Masking off areas that don’t require plating, using
masking agents, bungs and tapes
· Dipping or brushing products with chemical solutions
· Monitoring of electroplating process
· Carry out basic quality checks
· De-jigging components from jigging assemblies
· Removing of masking agents using mechanical and chemical
· Transferring newly coated items to finishing or storage
· Ensuring that work is undertaken in compliance with
regulations, manuals and company policy.
· Ensuring compliance to Health, Safety and Environmental
policies and report any concern to supervision
· Report any maintenance issues to maintenance and
· Attend daily team brief at production planning board,
talk through the day’s plan and any issues that could jeopardised the plan
with your team leader
· Liaise with the laboratory and quality on issues that
could affect the running of the process.
Ensure area is kept to
clean and any 5S actions and Audit are actioned
Apprenticeship program will consist of spending time in
the following departments.
Working on the shop
floor in the masking, Jigging and plating areas
Working in the
laboratory, analysis of chemical, both qualitative and quantitative analysis
Working in Engineering
to understand the technical methods and applications. Working alongside
experience engineers to investigate methods of masking and jigging technical
advanced parts. Gain an understanding of NPI (New Product Introduction)
Working at the paint
facility to learn paint application methods and systems, masking and tooling
Working in quality
dept to understand quality control and assurance systems in line with ISO
standards, customer specifications and NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defence
Contractors Accreditation Program) requirements.
Working in the goods
inwards/outwards, customer booking and order processing departments, gaining
experience in the customer services department.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Exeter College on 0 (Ref ID: 126617)
Hardworking, enthusiastic, enquiring mind. Good
team worker. Good communication skills.
Four GCSE’s grade 5 or
above, including Maths and English
You will initially work towards a level 2 engineering operative apprenticeship standard with Exeter College.
Attained an adequate level in numeracy and
literacy. Interested in engineering/Aerospace/chemistry.
good opportunities for upskilling in different areas of the factory.
Opportunities to progress within the business, both technically and supervisory
Currently working 34.5 hrs, paid for 38.5 hrs due to COVID, this will be subject to change. The apprenticeship will include a paid college day.
Working in the vicinity of hazardous chemicals and hot liquids