- To set and operate a number of manual and CNC machine tools, including Gear cutting machinery (both Hobbing and Shaping), vertical and horizontal machining Centres, Lathes and multi-axis, multi functional machines and Grinding machines to produce parts to the required standard and within prescribed times. They will also be required to program (where applicable) the aforementioned as and when required. They will need to have an understanding and appreciation of time constraints and the effect of overrunning from both a commercial and planning aspect.
- To understand and interpret Engineering drawings including GD&T and to use a range of standard and special measuring equipment as well as working closely with QC to achieve high ‘First off’ pass rates and to liaise with QC to resolve issues and eliminate repeat failures.
- To have an understanding of both cutting tool (including Grinding Wheels) and component materials and their effect on productivity. The importance of correct tool selection, an understanding of cutting tool conditions including rigidity, speeds, feeds, lubrication and their application and effect. Also, to understand tool failure and to recognise causes and take appropriate action to rectify.
- To understand and apply safe and appropriate work holding methods and techniques to satisfy component requirements, including manual and automatic chucks, vices, direct clamping (to machine tables) and special jigs and fixtures.
- All of the above to be carried out whilst observing all appropriate H&S regulations.
- To perform general engineering departmental duties when required, including modifications, preparation of sales literature and artwork, operating and assembly instructions etc.
Norbar actively develops employees for the long term future of the business, which may lead to a variety of roles including more technical roles. Towards the end of year 4 Norbar will consider CNC Machinists opportunities either on Days, Night or Weekend shifts.
Under 18 (36.5 hour week) - £15,346.24, over 18+ (38.5 hour week) - £16,187.13 First year - College full time. From year 2 onwards hours will be 7:30 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7:30 am - 12.00 pm (Friday). Under 18's will work 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7.30 am to 12.00 pm (Friday).
- Good interpersonal skills, self motivation and a flexible attitude to work.
- The desire to learn and develop and the ability to question/challenge.
- Computer literacy.
- A genuine interest in mechanical/electronic and software engineering and evidence of practical skills with an interest in how things are made/constructed.
- The ability and interest to take on a more technical, advanced qualification aligned with our future business needs is also of interest.
- GCSE grades 4 or 5/C and above or equivalent including Maths, English and Science.
- Engineering Technician - Toolmaker Apprenticeship Standard. Company Training Plan & Assessment.
- Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Foundation Competencies (full time at college for year 1)
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Technical Support Technician - Development Competence (workplace)
- Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths (If required)
- Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
- End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship
- Typical Duration 42 months