Technical Support Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Niftylift Limited (Employer)

Milton Keynes College (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £1,018.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30
48 months (duration)
5 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
28 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Niftylift are looking for keen, enthusiastic and driven people, wanting to kick start their career in engineering. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.


Design Engineer Roles:

  • Innovative, and comprehensive design specifications developed to provide design specifications for cost-effective manufacture and exceeding customer requirements
  • Details design support within project teams ensuring aesthetic, robust, quality design solutions are achieved, through the utilisation of a wide range of materials and manufacturing methods
  • Fully competent usage of the full range of tools incorporated within Pro Engineer 3D CAD package
  • Support the manufacture of the company's existing and new product range through generating effective engineering information/ systems/manufacturing processes/BOMs and system troubleshooting/diagnostics

Quality Control & Engineer Roles

  • To effectively and efficiently control and administer the company's quality control systems in line with ISO9001, TUV and other company-defined standards
  • Process all non-conformities through the internal/external quality note system, including identification of agreed preventative actions
  • Provide and manage a framework for the Warranty Returns and Customer Complaints through the company's 8D system
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance for component field failures, ensuring parts are diagnostic/analysed and project managed through to preventative design, supply or build action
  • Conduct Supplier Evaluation Audits and development programs
  • Responsible for establishing trends, corrective and preventative actions to support both Niftylift internal and external supply chain
  • Development of robust machine testing procedures and inspection, including hands-on hot testing

Production/Manufacturing/Development Engineer Roles:

  • To support the manufacture of the company's existing and new product range through generating effective engineering information/systems/manufacturing processes/BOM's 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
  • Developing and establishing lean standard operation times
  • Generating/Maintaining accurate build specifications and works order information on the company's manufacturing system
  • Communicate and support drawing issues/changes with production
  • Compliance and development of legislation/company health and safety systems
  • Provide mechanical and electrical fault finding/problem-solving support direct to production cells, maintaining fault diagnostics database

Engineering Commodity Buyer Roles:

  • Global sourcing of engineered products
  • Develop contracts and supplier agreements, with key partnership suppliers
  • Continuous cost down, through strong constructive negotiation, including driving supplier's technical/engineering resources, global and currency sourcing, correct supplier selection (skills, resource and facilities)
  • Develop and maintain ordering methods and rolling delivery schedules
  • Maintain and develop the materials control and purchasing planning parameters on the company's manufacturing software system
  • Develop, measure, approve and audit supply base

Production Supervision & Management Roles:

  • To effectively manage and develop people, plant, layout and systems, to achieve both effective and efficient quality production within defined sectors of the operations business
  • Efficient organisation and utilisation of staff, including compliance with health and safety standards, skills flexibility
  • Measuring, reporting and managing key performance indicators
  • Develop and maintain build quality to achieve outstanding customer satisfaction standards
  • To support, implement and sustain continuous improvement through lean manufacturing techniques and philosophies throughout the complete production area
  • People/culture development and training in alignment with new methods/practices being introduced
  • Ensuring company procedures and standards are complied with

Future Prospects

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, full-time employment may be offered

Reality Check

  • The successful applicant will develop into a top-class Engineer with developed knowledge and understanding of all technical support elements of the business, as well as a solid foundation in the Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic engineering disciplines employed within the Niftylift product range
  • Niftylift offers a competitive wage, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme
  • Interviews and Assessments will commence in April 2021

Skills Required

  • Enjoy collaborating and working effectively in teams to find innovative solutions
  • Be self-motivated, have good manual dexterity and problem-solving skills
  • Be hardworking and committed

Qualities Required

  • e driven to achieve personal and company goals
  • Work safely and responsibly
  • Have the desire to learn and develop 
  • A genuine interest in engineering

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent):  Grade 4 (C) or above in maths, English and Science


  • Level 2 Engineering Qualification

Don’t worry if you don’t have your grades yet, we still want to hear from you as long as your predicted grades meet our requirements.

Training Provided

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will learn, experience and master all of the skills, systems and practices within your apprenticeship and will set you on the path to your future career
  • Training provided by Milton Keynes College


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