Apprentice Production Engineer - Advanced (Level 3)
The University of Sheffield
To support the manufacture of the company’s existing and new product range through generating effective engineering information/systems/manufacturing processes and facilities in accordance with H&S legislation.
To implement a successful Lean Manufacturing culture, focusing on continual improvement and the elimination/reduction of all wastes by educating the business and removing non value-added waste from the business processes.
- Generate and maintain accurate build specifications and works order information on the company’s manufacturing system (through liaison with Sales and Design/Engineering function)
- Responsible for reviewing/approving efficient drawing issue/drawing changes, plus the control of their introduction, including stock control and updating the company’s manufacturing system (build specifications and works orders), plus control of drawing hardcopies. Communicate and support drawing issues / changes with production
- Administration of controlled build and maintaining the accuracy of the companies bills of materials and part locations. Maintain and develop the build process documentation/instructions used in all areas of production
- Through liaison with production personnel, review, control and implement effective and efficient improvements to engineering specifications, fixtures/tooling, build operations and logistics organisation
- Provide support to quality assurance/control activities with reference to supplier, customer and internal quality/engineering issues. Liaison and review with suppliers to resolve engineering queries and manufacturing/engineering cost down improvements. Responsible for hands on analysis, problem solving and development of all production processes, methods and engineering specifications. Maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of all operations and engineering specifications
- Development of cellular manufacturing/flow line/single piece flow principles through each of the product/supply areas, including value stream mapping, balancing, simplification, tooling, fixtures, and configuration/ergonomics of workstations
- People / culture development and training in alignment with new methods / practices being introduced. Encourage and facilitate improvements promoted from the employee teams through the use of Total Quality Management techniques
- Logistics development through defining/implementing refined parts flow, location organisation and material control processes/kanban systems. Develop and maintain the practices necessary to achieve excellent housekeeping standards through 5S and Visual Factory
- Support make versus buy analysis/costing to maximise commercial advantage. Liaison and review with suppliers to engineer cost out of component supply
- The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role and the organisation’s overall business objectives, this may include the training and mentoring of colleagues
- Project management of small to medium projects
The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.
- Strong organisation, planning and implementation skills
- Ability to identify problems and resolve them quickly
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Adaptable to accept new changes in the field of production engineering
- Self-driven with positive attitude
- Result oriented
5 GCSEs grades 9-4 or A*-C or equivalent to include Maths, English & Science.
3 years training to be provided by AMRC Training Centre.
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