When you study for this apprenticeship, you will learn the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:
- Learn about the materials used in components/assemblies and their use and application considerations.
- Principles of design and operation eg cost, waste, productivity, health and safety.
- Manufacturing and assembly processes eg filing, sawing, scraping, drilling, soldering, bolting, wire cutting.
- Safe use of tools and equipment ; right tool for the job, requirements for machinery checks, adjustments, operation and shut down
- Component/assembly specifications.
- Techniques for measuring, marking, cutting and drilling materials to the required size and shape, accurately, safely and economically a
- Engineering mathematical and scientific principles; methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols, formulae and calculations
- Engineering data, eg electrical readings, vibration, speed and calibration.
- Component/assembly documentation. eg operating procedures, inspection records, assembly instructions.
- Quality standards for components/assembly for example, drawing, calibration of equipment, materials specification. Application of ISO9001 (Quality Management Standard) in the workplace.
- Health and safety, including Health & Safety at Work Act, personal protective equipment (PPE), manual handling, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), Noise at Work Regulations, Electricity at Work regulations, risk assessments.
- Environmental considerations; safe disposal of waste, minimizing waste (re-use and re-cycle), energy efficiency.
- Who to communicate with and when and how
- Planning techniques ?" resources, tools, equipment, people
- Component/assembly quality checks eg checking tolerances, threads, voltages.
- Commercial considerations including contractual arrangements. How the role contributes to commercial operations
- Read, interpret and understand the component/assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions
- Plan component/assembly tasks
- Prepare work area for component/assembly tasks
- Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity
- Check tools during and after task completion
- Measuring and testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly
- Problem solving
- Apply improvement techniques
- Communicate with colleagues and/or customers
- Complete component/assembly documentation
- Report work outcomes and/or issues
- Restore the work area on completion of the activity
- Dispose of waste in accordance with waste streams
- Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental policy and procedures; identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measure where applicable
- Take personal responsibility and be resilient.
- Work effectively in teams.
- Effectively communicate
- Quality and problem solving.
- Commit to continuous personal development.