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Job Title : Waters - level 3 Machining Apprenticeship
Employer : Waters Corporation
Location : Solihull, West Midlands, B90 2LY
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00341
Brief Description : Waters Corporation is the world's leading specialty measurement company, focussing on the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. They are searching for 2 Machining Apprentices to join their manufacturing team in Solihull.


Qualifications Required : a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above in Maths and English Language, with preferably a science or engineering qualification.
Vacancy Detail : Waters Corporation unlocks the ​potential of science through​ analytical measurement technology, deep scientific expertise and reliable insights to enhance human health and well-being​.

Serving the life, materials and food science industry for more than 60 years, our specialty measurement technology delivers insights scientists count on to ensure the purity of the medicines we take, the quality of the products we use and the safety of the food we eat.

Waters has continually pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations. Whether it’s discovering new pharmaceuticals, assuring the safety of the world’s food and water supplies, or ensuring the integrity of a chemical entity in production, we are constantly working with our thousands of customers to change the world.

With a global workforce of more than 7,400 employees, Waters operates in 35 countries, including 14 manufacturing facilities and with products available in more than 100 countries. Our diverse organization is well-positioned to Deliver Benefit through innovations that enhance human health and well-being.

The apprenticeship role will be varied and will include the:

Manufacture, inspect and certify components to defined specification
Support the team leaders and supervisors in meeting the departmental and site objectives.
Set and operate equipment used in the manufacture of the Company’s defined products
Control, update, back up and maintain issue of CNC programmes
Monitor tool life and aid in the developing of process control by utilising pre-control & statistical process control techniques.
To ensure accurate booking to production orders within SAP.

In conjunction with the team leader/supervisors adopt lean manufacturing and continuous improvement opportunities to optimise productivity:
Minimise change over and set up times
Actively pursue elimination of scrap & rework costs
Optimisation of machine cycle times, tool life and machine ‘up’ time
Assist in the development and operation of manufacture to cost

Project a flexible, proactive approach, coupled with the willingness to ensure outputs are achieved – working overtime and shifts as required
Maintain the effectiveness of the Quality system at the sites via adherence to applicable policies and procedures
Complete Quality System related actions in a timely manner according to procedures e.g. CAPA, NCR
Adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Compliance to good housekeeping methods and adherence to 5s to support a methodical and efficient work area
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 8am – 5pm Mon – Thursday and 8am – 2:45pm Friday
Salary : £ 345.23 to £ 383.58 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 10/01/2022
Possible Start Date : 31/01/2022
Personal Qualities : Should be able to project a flexible, proactive approach, coupled with the willingness to ensure outputs are achieved
Skills Required : Once trained, should be able to work independently and communicate with all levels of the organisation.
Highly numerate team player with the ability to work to high standards and exacting targets
Capable of multi-tasking and with high levels of attention to detail
Future Prospects : Once qualified you will become a manufacturing engineer
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.
Other Information : From year 3 of your apprenticeship you will potentially move onto a double day shift of either 6am - 2pm and 2pm - 10pm.
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