Lucy Switchgear

Apprentice Operations Engineer - Higher (Level 4)

Lucy Switchgear (Employer)

Engineering Trust Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 08.15 - 16.15 with half hour lunch
42 months (duration)
30 August 2021(start date)
Engineering Manufacturing Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
11 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Lucy Electric is looking to recruit two Apprentice Operations Engineers completing an Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 apprenticeships at their facility  in Thame, Oxfordshire.


The successful candidate will study all operations process and become proficient in manufacture engineering and process delivery.  You will complete 4 days per week of in-house training whilst being supported with 1 day per week of college based study at HNC level.

Your role will esure the safe and efficient performance of every production task in compliance with company procedures, approved engineering data and local Health and Safety requirements. You will ensure Safe Systems of Work and risk assessments (assisting as necessary in the completion of risk assessments) are adhered to for engineering or manufacturing activities.

Key accountabilities

  • Prepare product and process documentation by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends
  • Manage internal and/or Supplier Quality Notifications, and liaison with the required stakeholders for resolution
  • Liaise with internal and external customers to implement programme initiatives, such as the application of lean analysis methods, processes and tools
  • Carry out new product introduction and/or existing product modifications within engineering and/or manufacturing by contributing to activities such as facilitation of quality activities (including any testing and/or commissioning requirements), supplier approvals, gate reviews
  • Deliver financial planning or costing analysis such as:- estimation of costs for manufacture, supplying drawings or specification for quotations, obtaining manufacture quotes, calculating costs associated with quality problem or  machine downtime
  • Develop new technology initiatives by contributing to activities such as, justifying capital investment equipment/system upgrades from purchase through to installation and commissioning
  • Produce and maintain reports measuring Key Performance Indicators for data management activities
  • Ensure processes and current methods of engineering and manufacturing are as efficient and cost effective, such as:- utilising time and motion analysis, line balancing and flow to achieve the required level of production output
  • Liaise with appropriate internal and external stakeholders at all levels to ensure that engineering and manufacturing operations are completed in line with the agreed time scales. Examples of stakeholders could include production managers, production operatives, auditors, suppliers, customers
  • Ensure work process and outcomes comply with any local, national and or international regulatory or compliance requirements. Such as :- maintain  compliance to regulations (such as Anti Bribery and Corruption, Export Control)
  • Resolve identified engineering and/or manufacturing problems such as:- contributing to the route cause analysis exercise applying appropriate levels of containment and corrective action
  • Produce engineering and/or manufacturing documentation (such as:- Build Manuals, Standard Operating Instructions/processes, Bill of Materials) to aid and ensure consistent, compliant and cost effective manufacturing processes
  • Review engineering or manufacturing methods to determine the most effective and economical method whilst meeting drawing/specification requirements

Job Dimentions

  • Geographic scope – Lucy Thame production areas
  • Direct Interface with all other members of the Lucy Thame Operations Management Team
  • Use of hand vibrating tools and hand tools when required
  • Use and wear PPE when required
  • Regularly lift / move items of 10kg and occasionally up to 25kg within safe lifting guidelines
  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, reach within hands and arm’s length, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Work in Production areas that have moderate risk and require safety precautions e.g. Operating Machinery, Moving Vehicles, operating Overhead cranes in areas of relative noise
  • Use substances covered under the COSHH regulations

Future Prospects

  • Full support with additional training and a solid career pathway

Reality Check

Benefits and perks:

  • Good starting salary
  • Diverse engineering experience
  • International exposure
  • Excellent progression opportunities

Skills Required

  • A keen interest pursuing a career in engineering, alongside a commitment to continuously learn new skills

Qualities Required

  • Champions the importance of adherence to the organisation’s Environmental, Health and Safety management systems:- actively displays and promotes a safety rst culture within the organisation
  • Operates in a systematic, proactive and transparent way
  • Actively promotes the case for the adoption of emerging and advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies to optimise performance
  • Takes full responsibility for own professional development, seeking opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills and experience. Keeping abreast of developments in engineering processes manufacturing and emerging technologies

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of A Levels at grade 5 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in relevant subjects, e.g physics, maths, Science


  • A BTEC Level 3 in Engineering

Training Provided

Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In-House Competency Training Plan (Skills).
  • HNC in Engineering
  • End Point Assessment
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