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Job Title : WHS Plastics - Metrology Apprenticeship
Employer : WHS Plastics Limited
Location : Birmingham, B76 9BG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Metrology Technician
Sector : Engineering and Technical Support
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00212
Brief Description : As a Metrology Technician Apprentice, you’ll train in the development and monitoring of measurement capability and capacity, helping towards the planning, quality, accuracy, timely delivery and evaluation of metrology tasks within the area.


Qualifications Required : 3 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.
Vacancy Detail : WHS Plastics operates successfully in a highly competitive global marketplace, supporting major international companies in a variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, industrial and hygiene products.

At the core of our business is the operation of cutting edge injection moulding processes. We deliver measurable benefits to customers and always strive to stay one step ahead of the competition. As part of the WHS Group, we have an enviable reputation for supplying world-class plastic products, while working in close partnership with customers with complete dedication to their requirements. We are a leading tier one supplier to many major motor manufacturers.

You’ll learn to apply a measurement strategy and understand its commercial impact. You’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate information and will be able to use this information to inform future measurement developments. You’ll also participate in gauging and measurement activities such as MSA studies, capability studies and ISIR activities.
You will be able to build effective communication channels and relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders. Your academic and practical knowledge of metrology will enable you to assist in strategic solutions to measurement problems and identifying areas for improvement for WHS Plastics Ltd.

This role will require individuals to learn and apply metrology techniques to the products we manufacture. As a Metrology Apprentice, you will learn how to understand and implement various measurement activities using Co-ordinate Measuring Machines, Portable Measuring Arms and manual measurement checks to both gauges and our products. You will learn a variety of skills to support these practices including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, Statistical Process Control, Measurement System Analysis and practical skills such as measurement programming and operation of our equipment. This will be a varied and challenging position to help drive improvement and quality gates across many business units.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours
Salary : £ 185.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 04/12/2020
Possible Start Date : 01/02/2021
Personal Qualities : • Positive• Keen eye for detail and mind set to achieve success through their activities in the workplace and college commitment.
• Problem solving abilities with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Skills Required : *Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative
attitude with ability to learn new skills.
Computer skills across Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel
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
Things to consider : • An interest in manufacturing/engineering with knowledge or willingness to specialise in Metrology.
- the salary will vary depending on your age and prior experience.
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