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Job Title : Plastic Omnium - Level 3 MultiSkilled Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship
Employer : Plastic Omnium
Location : Birmingham, B46 1DA
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00352
Brief Description : We are searching for 2 apprentices, who relish a challenge, to join our maintenance team within our state-of-the-art automotive factory. You will be trained to perform both preventative and reactive maintenance tasks to minimise any potential downtimes of the factory.


Qualifications Required : 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4 / C or above, to include maths and English language. Science or an engineering based qualification would be advantageous.
Vacancy Detail : Fancy a challenge? Join the automotive revolution within a group that puts innovation at the heart of its strategy.

With 31,000 employees in 25 countries and a turnover of 7.7 billion euros in 2020, Plastic Omnium is the world leader in intelligent body systems, clean energy systems and front-end modules.

Our ambition? Provide car manufacturers with cutting-edge equipment and solutions to develop the clean and connected car of tomorrow. We have two multi-skilled maintenance engineering apprenticeship roles at Plastic Omnium's Edison Road plant.

The car is an adventure. An adventure promising freedom, industry and technological challenges. The car today is in transformation. Cleaner, safer and more connected, it points to the future of a more sustainable mobility. And at Plastic Omnium, we are innovating to shape it. We are making exterior parts and systems smarter. We are designing clean energy systems. And in the future, our connected modules will be an integral part of the autonomous car.

We are searching for 2 apprentices, who relish a challenge, to join our maintenance team within our state-of-the-art automotive factory.

As a multi-skilled maintenance apprentice, you will be trained to diagnose and fix any issues that arise. These will cover:
- Pneumatic
- Hydraulics
- Mechanical
- Electrical
- Electronic
- Programming (PLC)
- Robotics
A standard day will be split between preventative and reactive maintenance, ensuring that any machine downtime is kept to a minimum. As you progress through your apprenticeship, the role will evolve into the following role:
Ensure that all machinery is kept in a functional and in a safe condition by dealing with curative and preventive maintenance in close link with the production teams and following quality and productivity standards and HSE rules. Handle all maintenance requirements, performing daily and weekly maintenance activities. Manage the spares system and support new installations required to improve manufacturing performance.

Main Activities:
Provide a rapid response to breakdowns and repair accordingly
Perform daily and weekly maintenance planned activities
Maintain and improve OEE for equipment on systems and manage and maintain Planned Preventative Maintenance system.
Ensure preventive maintenance of all machinery
Check spare part stocks in consignment warehouse
Comply with current operating instructions
Contribute to TPM process
Record consumables in appropriate systems
Manage the spares system for all equipment.
Support new installations required to improve performance.
Ensure that all utility equipment operates in a safe manner and exceeds current legislation.

As an apprentice, you will be supported by both a mentor in company and your training and development adviser from Make UK, in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance to grow into a confident and competent maintenance engineer. As you complete each year of your apprenticeships, you can look forward to regular pay reviews and further training opportunities.

This is an incredible opportunity for anyone with a passion for engineering. We are looking for successful candidates to begin ASAP, so when you apply, please ensure that you have finished your GCSEs, or equivalent, and are able to join us in February.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Yr 1 Mon - Thurs 8am- 4.30pm Fri 8am-12.30pm, from yr 2, Continental Shifts
Salary : £ 221.64 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 15/02/2022
Possible Start Date : 01/03/2022
Personal Qualities : Team player
Conscientious, with good attention to detail
Skills Required : Have good computer literacy skills, including a working knowledge of Word & Excel
Be strong communicator with the ability to express ideas and receive and exchange information clearly
Have the ability to showcase critical thinking, and the ability to identify alternatives to current thinking, in order to develop and implement innovative solutions to problems.
Be committed, and hardworking, willing to invest in their own future with this great opportunity.
Future Prospects : Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will become a multi-skilled maintenance engineer. This could lead on to field service engineering, team leading or management.
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 : Due to the fact that the factory runs 24 hours per day, this maintenance role, once you are not actively attending the training provider, will be on a continental shift pattern, working 4 days on then having 4 days off, doing both day and night shifts.
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