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Production Technician Apprentice

Surface Measurement Systems
Want to start a career in engineering? Why not start with SMS, a world leading company in manufacturing of scientific instruments. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual looking to develop their skills within a small team and progress within the company!

Surface Measurement Systems - Employer

Surface Measurement Systems develops and engineers innovative experimental techniques and instrumentation for physico-chemical characterisation of complex solids. We are the world leaders in Dynamic Vapour Sorption technology and Inverse Gas Chromatography instrumentation and solutions, providing professional world-class scientific and technical support for our international customers. By carefully controlling, measuring and analysing the physico-chemical interaction of vapours with solid samples such as powders, fibres and films. Surface Measurement Systems can help solve problems in research and development, such as stability studies and drying performance, through to manufacturing and quality control.

Our range of characterisation instruments and scientific/engineering techniques has helped solve difficult problems in the pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, polymers catalysts, chemical, cosmetics and food industries, and are used by hundreds of leading laboratories and universities throughout the world.

We are headquartered in the United Kingdom and have office in the USA and supply solutions throughout the world.



24 months

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Job Summary

GBP 269.25
New Vacancy
Engineering & Manufacturing
Surface Measurement Systems

Detailed Job Description

Responsibilities will include the following listed below and other duties may be assigned depending on the needs of the business:

  • To assemble, test and qualify the scientific instrumentation that SMS supplies to its customers
  • To work safely and to promote safe working practices throughout the Production Team
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the Production Team
  • Following work instructions and helping in keeping the documentation up-to-date
  • Helping in the production of new production documentation
  • Working within the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) to ensure consistently high quality products Completing engineering change requests (EC’s), continuous improvement requests (CIR’s) and non-conformance reports (NCR’s) to the satisfaction of the Production Manager

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

The position requires a person with a minimum of 5 good GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science (Physics/Chemistry) ;or studying towards BTEC in Electrical Engineering. Training will be provided on-the-job to supplement college education.

Skills required

  • Desire to achieve
  • An interest in engineering
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Can develop relationships

Personal Qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Hard working
  • Dedicated
  • Willing to learn

Future prospects

The successful candidate could be offered a full time position within the company, dependent on the apprentices performance throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. SMS are looking for somebody who is looking to stay with the business for a long time.

Additional Information

Training provided

The successful candidate will complete their level 2 or 3, depending on what they have already completed whilst also gaining valuable on the job experience.

You will be working in a small team with other engineers and scientists and should not only be able to work as a member of a team but must also be self-reliant and show personal initiative in order to get on effectively with project work independently.

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