Swish Building Products

Swish Building Products - Level 3 - Extrusion Setter Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Swish Building Products (Employer)

Eef Apprentices and Skills (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £258.92
38.5 hours per week 8.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Thurs and 8.00am – 3.30pm Friday
42 months (duration)
13 September 2021(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
15 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter


Swish Building Products, Part of Epwin Group, is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of PVC windows, doors and fascia systems with some of the best-known manufacturing and service names in the sector. Group businesses also produce high quality cladding, guttering, decking and prefabricated GRP building components. 

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter

Role Responsibilities

  • Carry out tasks as designated by the Process Technician
  • Learn how to conduct a safety audit and identify hazards in the production area
  • Learn the range of defects and the variety of solutions used to fix them
  • Liaise with Quality Department in respect of issues raised by customers
  • Support line audits and take the opportunity to make minor repairs
  • Support with building and stripping down dies & calibrators within production
  • To learn the how to strip, clean and rebuild dies
  • Support the testing of new extrusion tools and provide feedback to the toolroom
  • Learn how to safely use hand tools and machine tools safely for minor repairs within our toolroom
  • Make sure profile samples are correctly labelled to pass on information around the technical team

Mandatory Responsibilities

  • Adherence to all organisational policies, management systems and standard operational procedures, including legal responsibilities in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality
  • Work positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity
  • Represent the organisation in a positive way as to avoid the damage of corporate image or bringing the company into disrepute
  • Promote and display the Epwin Core Values

Future Prospects

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter.

Reality Check

Please note that this 4 year mechatronic apprenticeship involves: Year 1 you will be at Make UK Aston full time. Year 2 you will be attending Make UK 1 day per week and 4 days at Swish. Year 3 and 4 you will be based at Swish in Tamworth full time.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Clean, neat and tidy approach to work
  • Punctual and adaptable
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a larger team
  • Polite manner
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • High level of numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to use a PC to an operational level
  • Inventive approach to problem solving

Qualifications Required

3 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4 (C) or above in particular in maths and English language.

Training Provided

This 4 year programme will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training -off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In house training in line with your requirements
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