Project Engineer Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

Tribosonics Ltd (Employer)

The University of Sheffield (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £155.63
37.5 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed
4 years (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Manufacturing Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
31 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Tribosonics is a transformational technology business taking its unique sensing technologies into uncharted and valuable territories, to deliver scale and impact. We drive transformation at scale by combining our unique sensing technologies with a value driven commercial problem-solving approach.


Intial Accountabilities:

  • Perform practical work in a safe and controlled manner to ensure both quality of work and the safety of yourself and others
  • Oversee preparation and finalisation of experimental investigations Support with experimental investigations
  • Support the analysis and report on results of experimentation
  • Support the production of prototype designs based upon experimentation results Manufacture prototypes for visualisation as well as test purposes.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure ordered parts are delivered on schedule, to cost and to specification.
  • Provide regular update on progress to line manager
  • Ensure that Tribosonics is a healthy and safe working environment
  • Conduct work for Tribosonics in a professional manner.
  • Assist with other tasks as requested, including being responsible for the laboratory or office on a rota basis
  • Play a role in improving the company

Performance Indicators:

  • 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.
  • Read and understand risk assessments
  • Prepare lab/workshop with correct materials and equipment
  • Pack away materials and equipment after testing
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Research other solutions and carefully document findings
  • Brainstorm possible solutions
  • Sourcing components from bill of materials
  • Carry out machining on milling machine and lathe Manage the process of outsourcing more complex machining tasks.
  • Prototypes are to be of high quality
  • Create method statements, risk assessments Create packing lists and resource sourcing Support line manager during industrial visits

Future Prospects

  • Progression within the company, long term career opportunities

Skills Required

  • 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 Some experience working with hand tools

Qualities Required

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

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSE Grades 9-5 (A*-C) including mathematics, English and Science, plus 2 additional GCSEs

and either

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with 120 credits at distinction-merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals


  • A minimum of two A-Levels at grade C or above, including a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics related subject


  • EAL Diploma - Distinction

Training Provided

Engineering Manufacturing Technician Higher Apprenticeship Standard:

  • 4 years training to be provided by the AMRC Training Centre
  • Degree to be obtained through The University of Sheffield
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