Project Engineer Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Employer:

TRIBOSONICS LTD

Training Provider:

The University of Sheffield

Weekly wage £155.63
37.5 hours per week Days and hours tbc.
duration: 3 years
start: 21 September 2020
Sheffield
Advanced (Level 3)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
14 September 2020 (application closing date)
Project Engineer Apprentice required to assist in fundamental research, development and implementation of ultrasonic sensors and instrumentation.

Responsibilities

Initial role purpose:

  • To assist in fundamental research, development and implementation of ultrasonic sensors and instrumentation

Initial Accountabilities Performance Indicators: 

  • Perform practical work in a safe and controlled manner to ensure both quality of work and the safety of yourself and others
  • Follow works procedures carefully
  • Results are both accurate and repeatable
  • Results recorded in a clear manner and well documented
  • Compliance to H&S regulations and Tribosonics practices
  • Oversee preparation and finalisation of experimental investigations
  • Read and understand risk assessments
  • Prepare lab/workshop with correct materials and equipment
  • Pack away materials and equipment after testing
  • Support with experimental investigations
  • Source materials and equipment from suppliers
  • Carry out testing
  • Recording of data/findings
  • Take responsibility for testing documentation
  • Be professional if carrying out work on client sites
  • Support the analysis and report on results of experimentation
  • Carry out data processing
  • Plot results in suitable formats (Excel)
  • Care taken with data formatting
  • Assist with the writing of reports
  • Data and results sufficiently documented and archived so they may be used in the future
  • Support the production of prototype designs based upon experimentation results
  • Research other solutions and carefully document findings
  • Brainstorm possible solutions
  • Sourcing components from bill of materials
  • Manufacture prototypes for visualisation as well as test purposes
  • Carry out machining on milling machine and lathe
  • Manage the process of outsourcing more complex machining tasks
  • Prototypes are to be of high quality
  • On site work
  • Create method statements, risk assessments
  • Create packing lists and resource sourcing
  • Support line manager during industrial visits

Project Management:

  • Manage suppliers to ensure ordered parts are delivered on schedule, to cost and to specification
  • Parts delivered on time
  • Parts delivered at agreed price
  • Parts are to specification
  • Provide regular update on progress to line manager
  • Regular meetings to be agreed with line manager

General:

  • Ensure that the company is a healthy and safe working environment
  • Ensure relevant Risk Assessments and COSHH forms are created to enable you to safely carry out your work
  • Report any Health and Safety issues you notice
  • Conduct work for the company in a professional manner
  • Appropriate attire for meetings and customer/supplier visits
  • Professionalism in all communications
  • Assist with other tasks as requested, including being responsible for the laboratory or office on a rota basis
  • To help ensure the lab and office remain safe and clean for the benefit of staff and customers
  • Organising the shipping of products and components
  • Play a role in improving the company
  • Attendance and contribution to team meetings and discussions

Target role purpose after 2 years:  

  • To carry out fundamental research, development and implementation of ultrasonic sensors and instrumentation

Accountabilities Performance Indicators:

  • Perform practical work in a safe and controlled manner to ensure both quality of work and the safety of yourself and others
  • Results are both accurate and repeatable
  • Results recorded in a clear manner and well documented
  • Compliance to H&S regulations and company practices
  • Design and undertake experimental investigations
  • Identify required outcomes from experimentation
  • Design experiment
  • Procure resources
  • Carry out experiment
  • Analyse and report on results of experimentation
  • Data analysed with scientific rigor
  • Results clearly presented in written reports and presentations
  • Data and results sufficiently documented and archived so they may be used in the future
  • Produce prototype designs based upon experimentation results
  • Designs well thought through and to include learning both from experimentation and background research
  • Manufacturability is considered in designs
  • Cost of components and manufacture considered in designs
  • Drawings and models are clear and accurate
  • Manufacture prototypes for visualisation as well as test purposes
  • Appropriate manufacturing techniques used
  • If appropriate, third party manufacturer or supplier used
  • Prototypes to be accurate and representative
  • Prototypes are of engineering quality.
  • On site work
  • Create method statements, risk assessments
  • Create packing lists and resource sourcing
  • Support line manager during industrial visits

Project Management: 

  • Manage suppliers to ensure ordered parts are delivered on schedule, to cost and to specification
  • Parts delivered on time
  • Parts delivered at agreed price
  • Parts are to specification
  • Manage the communication of data to 3rd party contractors to ensure they are able to complete their contract
  • Data sent to contractors is accurate and relevant
  • Contractors queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Provide regular update on progress to line manager
  • Regular meetings to be agreed with line manager
     

Future Prospects

None specified. 

Skills Required

  • Some experience working with hand tools
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good IT skills (able to do word processing, use spreadsheets, send and receive emails and use the internet)
  • Good organisational and time management skills

Qualities Required

  • An interest in engineering
  • Determination to succeed
  • An interest in solving problems

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 or A*-C and above (or equivalent) to include maths, English & Science

Training Provided

  • Engineering Technician level 3 qualification
  • 3 years training to be provided by AMRC Training Centre
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