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Job Title : Mellish Engineering - CNC Setter/Programmer Apprentice - November 2021 Start
Employer : Mellish Engineering
Location : Aldridge, WS9 8BG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00232
Brief Description : As an apprentice, you will be required to safely progress from reading and interpreting engineering drawings through to methods of machining and the ability to use manual and CNC machinery to solve problems.


Qualifications Required : 3 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 / C or above, particularly in Maths, English, Science
Vacancy Detail : Mellish Engineering Services Limited is an API Q1 and ISO 9001:2015 certified fastener manufacturer specialising in safety critical fasteners and machined components. MES manufactures and supplies high integrity, fully traceable bolting and machined components to ASTM, ASME, DIN, ISO, SAE, ANSI and API, or to customer drawing / specification.
MES is proud of its prestigious accreditations which include API 20E / API 20F (BSL-1,BSL-2,BSL-3) ISO 9001 2015 and Norsok M-650. MES takes pride in being able to offer a prompt, personal and professional service from the initial enquiry, through to order completion.
Our main focus at Mellish is the ability to offer you, the customer, a prompt, professional service MES is a leading UK manufacturer of Subsea bolting (worldwide), however this is not the only industry MES supplies. With many other industries using safety-critical, high-integrity bolting and machined components, MES has a wide and varied customer base which is ever-growing, year on year. Defence, Nuclear, Power Generation, Utilities and UK Transport infrastructure are but a few of the diverse industry sectors MES supplies that you can trust.

We are looking for one Engineering Technician, to work in our business in Aldridge.
It is essential that you have a practical hands-on approach to completing these tasks and you will need good organisational skills to enable you to manage the range of tasks competing for attention.
At the training centre you will be studying subjects to give you the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out these tasks such as Basic Maintenance Procedures and Techniques, CNC Programming, CAD/CAM, and Lean methodology to name a few.

MES boast a wide range of state of the art machinery including CNC lathes and Mills with live tooling, Sliding head (star machines), Induction heated hot forge presses, Internal rolling and grinding.

Alongside our investment into production machine tools we have also invested into PMI XRF guns, Keyance optical inspection equipment and European origin finished/part finished stock.
This position will be best suited to applicants with good practical skills and an interest in engineering-based projects.

Main duties include:

Mellish produces induction heated hot forgings in a wide variety of materials, from standard petrochemical grades all the way through to the more exotic Nickel Alloys.
With full pyrometer control and years of hot forging experience Mellish can offer you strength, consistency and high quality in all forged bolting.
All hot forged bolting starts at 10mm diameter through to 70mm diameter and up to 800mm in length. Due to Mellish's fully-equipped toolroom all styles of head configurations can be offered. These include the following examples:-Hexagon / Socket / Countersunk / 12 point (ferry head / bi-hexagon)/ Flanged / Tee / Cup Square and all accompanying nuts to suit.

CNC turning and milling is at the heart of Mellish's production capabilities with year on year investment in innovation and technology. With the capability to machine components from 12mm diameter through to 300mm diameter and up to 2 metres long, MES can service and supply many different and diverse industries, Whether it is a one-off prototype or pallet loaded batch quantity you can be assured that MES has the capabilities and know-how to deliver.

On a daily basis MES manufactures: bolts, nuts, capscrews, studs, washers and machined components such as spacers, shafts, fully-machined castings and forgings, in all carbon, stainless and high performance nickel alloys.
Here at MES our sliding head cell offers 7-axis twin-spindle Star machines.
This technology allows MES to offer high levels of quality and continuity across medium to large quantities with competitive prices and sensible delivery times.
The Sliding Head cell can run without an operator for sustained periods of time allowing MES to run the cell across two production shifts 7 days a week if required, (on suitable components) - ideal for medium to large batches of fasteners and machined components.

Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Year 1 - Mon-Thur 8am - 4.30pm Fri 8am - 1.30pm
Salary : £ 183.00 to £ 236.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 23/09/2021
Possible Start Date : 01/10/2021
Personal Qualities : Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills
Self-motivated and reliable
Must have a positive approach to work
Want to participate in a team environment
Be able to use your initiative
Flexible and Punctual
Skills Required : Practical, someone who enjoys working with their hands, who is up for a challenge.
Competent use of software packages, including word, spreadsheets and email.
Good organisational skills with the ability to manage a range of tasks competing for attention.
Good interpersonal skills.
Local or ideally someone who drives.
Future Prospects : Following your apprenticeship you may be offered a permanent CNC programmer role.
Training to be 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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