Job Title : GX2 Technology Group - Test and Development Engineering Apprentice - March 2020 start date
Employer : Gx2 Technology Group Ltd
Location : Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 3GF
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Metrology Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00131
Brief Description : During this 3 year programme, you will be highly trained to work in the world of RF and Bluetooth technology. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Test and Development Engineer.
Qualifications Required : Essential – 5 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.
Vacancy Detail : Wheely-Safe is a pioneering world-leader in wheel and safety technology. The UK-based company was founded in 2010 by two lifelong school friends – Gary Thomas, a Director of his own transport compliance consultancy, and Gary Broadfield, a Director of Technology and serial inventor for a large Japanese electronics manufacturer.
Acutely aware of the global issue posed by wheel loss and the huge number of vehicles driving every day on under-inflated tyres, they brought together the marriage of skills required to help solve these issues in the automotive sector.
The early years of Wheely-Safe concentrated on attaining worldwide patent protection and developing the technology small enough to fit near the wheels of all vehicle types, from cars to commercial vehicles and industrial plant. 2018 saw the launch of the Wheely-Safe Light tyre pressure management system (TPMS) for cars, 4x4s, vans, minibuses, light plant and trailers. This was followed at the start of 2019 with the launch of Wheely-Safe Heavy for buses, coaches, trucks, trailers and heavy plant.
We are seeking to employ and train a Test and Development Engineering apprentice.
You will be highly trained to work in the world of RF and Bluetooth technology. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Test and Development Engineer
Main Daily tasks will include:
Carry out warranty investigations
Verifying and Testing new products
Measuring and verifying parts to design specification,
Strip and teardown analysis of new products against specification
Report and Test plan writing
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon - Fri: 9am - 4.30pm
Salary : £180.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 02/03/2020
Possible Start Date : 16/03/2020
Personal Qualities : We are looking for enthusiastic individual who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in new technology. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and a passion for learning.
Skills Required : Excellent communication skills
Able to work equally as a team or on own
Attention to detail
RF knowledge (desirable)
Bluetooth knowledge (desirable)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Valid driving Licence
Training to be Provided : This 3 year programme will include:
• Metrology Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham on either block or day release
• In house training in line with your requirements.
• EAL Level 3 Award in Metrology
Other Information : You can expect progression to Senior Development Engineer on successful completion of training.
Things to consider : Travelling to various customer sites in the UK, with potential global travel to visit suppliers and customers on completion of 1st years training.
Please note that this apprenticeship is due to start in March 2020 so please be mindful of this when applying.
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