Apprentice Production Operative - Intermediate (Level 2)

Lynn Lloyd Soft Furnishings Ltd (Employer)

The North Lancs. Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £155.63
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, with 30-minutes for lunch and 2 10-minute breaks.
16 months (duration)
1 December 2020(start date)
Lean Manufacturing Operative (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
30 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Production Assistant to join our team based in Atherton.


The Apprenticeship course combines developing your practical skills with us to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within soft furnishings manufacture, learning through practical sessions.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • You will learn to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures
  • You will be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times, including correct use of equipment and safe stopping and resetting of machinery
  • You will maintain an organised and clean work area ensuring the safe disposal of waste in line with environmental systems and regulatory requirements
  • You will be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods, visualisation and problem-solving tools and techniques
  • You will be responsible for carrying out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted
  • Perform one processing/finishing operation method e.g. hand processing, manually operated machine processing, fully automated machine processing, combined processing
  • Obtain and follow the correct Job instructions, processing/finishing procedures and equipment operating procedures in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the processing/finishing activity
  • Perform the processing/finishing operation according to instructions and safe operating procedures
  • Monitor and control the processing/finishing operation
  • Carryout quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies and deal with quality concerns and defects in line with their responsibility
  • Produce processed/finished products which comply with processes
  • Safely move materials to the correct location using the relevant equipment
  • Obtain and follow the correct Job instructions, specification details and specific transfer/handling procedures in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the logistic/material handling activity
  • Move materials using the appropriate procedures, ensuring the materials are correct, safely loaded and secure
  • Check materials selected to be moved are in line with job requirements
  • Carryout quality checks on materials that are to be moved and deal with quality concerns and damage in line with their responsibility
  • Return equipment to its correct location on completion of the activities 
  • Where to obtain the necessary job instructions, inspection/quality procedures and product specifications that are used, and how to interpret them
  • How to identify which samples, products and materials do not meet the quality requirements
  • Procedures for the handling and segregation of defect components
  • Specific safe working practices and environmental regulations that need to be observed

Future Prospects

To continue onto full-time employment.

Skills Required

  • Keen attention to detail
  • The ability to switch from one order to another quickly and efficiently
  • Must have good practical ability and a good knowledge of Health & Safety

Qualities Required

  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Work well as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Keen interest in sewing

Qualifications Required

No formal qualifications required.

Training Provided

Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Work-based learning
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