Job Title : Orion Optics - Level 2 - Optical Engineering Apprenticeship
Employer : Orion Optics UK Limited
Location : Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 9HX
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Operative
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00277
Brief Description : We are looking for an apprentice optical engineer to be responsible for manufacturing the lenses for our highly precise and certified telescopes, to the highest standards possible.
Qualifications Required : A passion for engineering is more important that set qualifications although Grade 3 (D) or above in Maths and English Language would be advantageous
Vacancy Detail : Orion Optics are a telescope manufacturer, the only one in the country to manufacturer telescopes, we are known all over the world for our precise optics, we supply our telescopes to most universities both in the UK and all over the world, and we have 3 telescope in space at this time. We were on the TV programme Made in Britain, a few weeks ago, showing how we start and finish our telescope to the highest standard as required by our customers.
A growing reputation of our products is testimony of their success and quality. Across the length and breadth of the country, telescopes and optical components can be found in universities and private businesses. Custom made telescopes are helping with cutting edge astronomy projects in ESO’s sites in Chile and La Palma and Amatuer Astroimagers are for ever pushing the boundaries and producing some breath-taking views of the universe.
We are seeking to employ and train an Optical Engineering technician apprentice.
You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Optical Engineer
Optical Engineering Technician of world class telescopes will be involved in:
- Manufacturing high precision lenses for use in telescopes
- CNC Programming
- Setting and running CNC machines
- Understanding high precision measurements and how the lens will fit into the casing.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 8am - 4pm
Salary : £ 172.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 16/07/2021
Possible Start Date : 13/09/2021
Personal Qualities : A team player, good time keeper
Skills Required : • Good understanding of Engineering and Manufacturing is desirable but not essential.
• Able to produce timely work where required.
Future Prospects : Once you have qualified, you will become an optical engineer
Training to be Provided : Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations
Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations
- Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
- Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
- Using and communicating technical information
- Lean/Business Improvement
- Mechanical maintenance/assemblies
- General Machining, Fitting and Assembly Applications
- Bench Fitting
Relevant Workplace Training
Functional Skills (If required)
Please note that this Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship will last for 12-18 months. It will involve spending one day per week at MAKE UK's state-of-the-art Training Hub in Aston, and four days per week at the employer's site for the duration of the apprenticeship.
Other Information : You will be required to travel to Make UK's training centre in Aston, Birmingham on day release, one day per week. Whilst the travel will be funded, please be aware that you will need to make your own way to the centre in time to start classes at 8am.
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