Apprentice Design Engineer - Sheet Metal Laser/Punch programmer

  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Bideford, Devon
  • £Competitive

An exciting opportunity to join Smart Manufacturing as a Sheet Metal laser/punch programmer! Develop as a Design/CAD Engineer with the potential to join the company full-time upon completion!

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    39.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Engineering operative (ST0537)
  • Employer
    Smart Manufacturing


  • Collating job packs for all laser cut and punched sheet metal WIP jobs to calculate and procure materials required accurately.
  • Liaise with the production manager on priority of works during weekly production meetings.
  • Create CAD programmes for the machines to produce parts from.
  • Ensuring certificates of conformity are requested when required on ordering of materials.
  • Ensure while creating nesting's it is done with efficient material usage.
  • Assisting to organise the design office, through updating files & recording / organising current and obsolete design data.
  • • Assisting the design office and production team with producing estimate's/quotations for laser cutting and punching of sheet metal components.

The role will become far more in depth with design as the candidates experience and ability improves over time.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Exeter College on 01392 400800 (Ref ID: 248101)

  • problem solving
  • communication
Level 4/C in Maths and English.
Whilst learning on the job, you will attend Exeter College 2 days a week and work towards the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship.
  • Hard Working
  • Willing to Learn
  • Team worker
Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

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