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Metal Fabricator (Welder) Apprentice

  • Mike Davies Fabrications Ltd.
  • Par, Cornwall
  • £Competitive

We work in the Construction, Utility, Mineral Processing, Food & Beverage Industries manufacturing structural steel work, balconies, balustrades, hand railing, industrial platforms, access staircases, process pipe work and associated parts. Our manufacturing services include Band sawing, Punching, CNC Folding, High-Definition Plasma Profiling with Offline Programming, Sheet & Plate Rolling, Manual Welding/Fabrication, Workshop Assembly, Site Installation & Maintenance. If you have an interest in working with metal – welding, cutting and reshaping it – we will give you, full on the job training...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    251907
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    05/07/2024
  • Start Date
    09/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    45 months

  • Location
    Par
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Metal fabricator (ST0607)
  • Employer
    Mike Davies Fabrications Ltd.

Description

Reporting to the management team and working with our fabrication team in our well-equipped workshop you will learn all aspects of metal fabrication including the following,

Reading & interpretation of engineering manufacturing drawings.

Pattern development.

Welding: MIG, TIG & MMA and be certified to recognised national standards

Heavy steel fabrication.

Sheet metal fabrication.

Cutting including band sawing, guillotining, gas cutting and plasma profiling.

Folding.

Assembly work.

Site installation.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 251907)

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Willing to learn and listen
  • Good work ethic

  • GCSE Math & English & preferably a science subject in grades 4 - 9 (A*-C)

Knowledge:

· The importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations.

· General engineering mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations.

· The structure, properties, and characteristics of common materials

· The typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment.

· Approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering problems.

· The importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation, and the potential implications if they are not adhered to.

· The different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.

· Why it is important to continually review fabrication and general engineering processes and procedures.

· The correct methods of moving and handling materials.

· Processes for preparing materials to be marked out.

· The tools and techniques available for cutting, shaping, assembling, and finishing materials.

· Allowances for cutting, notching, bending, rolling, and forming materials.

· Describe Pattern development processes, tooling, and equipment.

· Describe Cutting and forming techniques, tooling, and equipment.

· Describe Assembly and finishing processes, tooling, and equipment.

· Inspection techniques that can be applied to check shape and dimensional accuracy.

· Factors influencing selection of forming process.

· Principles, procedures and testing of different joining techniques (Mechanised or Manual).

· Equipment associated with Manual or Mechanised joining techniques including maintaining equipment in a reliable and safe condition.

· Consumables used in Manual or Mechanised joining.

· Effects of heating and cooling metals.

· Metallurgy associated with joining.

· Different types of Welds and joints.

· How to interpret relevant engineering data and documentation.

Skills:

· Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations, and organisational requirements.

· Comply with environmental legislation, regulations, and organisational requirements. Obtain, check, and use the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation).

· Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity.

· Undertake the work activity using the correct processes, procedures, and equipment.

· Carry out the required checks (such as quality, compliance, or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment.

· Deal promptly and effectively with problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel.

· Complete any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity.

· Restore the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location.

· Identify and follow correct Metal work instructions, specifications, drawing etc.

· Mark out using appropriate tools and techniques.

· Cut and form Metal for the production or maintenance of fabricated products.

· Produce and assemble Metal products to required specification and quality requirements.

· Identify and follow correct joining instructions, specifications, drawing etc.

· Carry out the relevant preparation before starting the joining fabrication activity.

· Set up, check, adjust and use joining and related equipment.

· Weld joints in accordance with approved welding procedures and quality requirements.

Behaviour:

Personal responsibility and resilience – Comply with the health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently regardless of how much they are being supervised, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges.

Work effectively in teams – Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their own actions on other people and the business whilst working effectively to get the task completed.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills – An open and honest communicator, communicates clearly using appropriate methods, listen well to others and have a positive and respectful attitude.

Focus on quality and problem solving – Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrate attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency.

Continuous personal development – Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seek opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice.

  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • Outgoing
  • Confident

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a future job role.

  • Working Days: Monday-Friday inclusive
  • Working Times: 0700-15.30 (8 hour working day)
  • Salary reviews will be linked to successful 6 monthly performance/progress reviews.
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Royal London from the age of 22 subject to meeting the Government laid down criteria.Normal working day is 8 hours; however, this will be exceeded when working on site.
  • Overtime is regularly available.
  • Except for a family emergency or bereavement, holiday requests in term time will be declined to ensure attendance at college

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