Weldrite - level 3 - Technical Engineering Apprentice (CAD CAM)
Company: Weldrite Ltd
Location: Wolverhampton, WV14 8RP
Salary: £192.40 per week
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Application Deadline Date: 31/05/2022
Start Date: 04/04/2022
Positions Available: 1
Working Week: Yr 1 - mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm, Fri 8am - 12.30pm
Weldrite makes a wide range of metal stillages and cages and is looking for a Technical Apprentice. The role uses CAD to prepare customer designs for production. There will also be a hands on role operating our CNC plasma cutter including using CAM to load cutting dimensions onto machine, as well as loading and unloading sheet metal and grinding.
3 GCSEs at 4 / C or above, or equivalent, in Maths, English language and preferably a science or engineering based subject.
Willing to work hard and show interest in their duties.
Get to work regularly and on time.
A good attitude to working with and taking instruction from management and colleagues
Willingness to learn and put in the appropriate effort to gaining their qualification and learning about the business.
An appreciation of general engineering, however no expert knowledge is required.
The plasma cutting role may expand to a more supervisory position as the workload increases and therefore include NVQ level 4 qualification, and also future advancement to HNC.
The company plans to expand into other complementary products and therefore opportunities could be available within the other group companies.
Weldrite (Midlands) Ltd is a small Company producing metal stillages and cages for the storage and transportation of goods. The main operation is welding metal parts together to assemble a wide variety of cages of different sizes. The materials used are mainly metal tubing, sheet metal and metal mesh.
We are a progressive company continuing to invest in up to date equipment and in improving the skills of our employees.
We are proud of the high level quality of our products and delivery time given to our customers.
The equipment used in production areas include:
MIG Welders, Hand grinders, various metal cutting machines, pedestal drills, Fork LifT Trucks, enclosed paint spray booth, and the Plasma Cutter.
The current system used for CAD/CAM is Autocad LT but will soon be investing in a 3D system called Solidworks.
The Company manufactures a wide range of metal stillages and cages and is looking to recruit a Technical Apprentice. The role uses Computer Aided Design technology to prepare customer designs in preparation for production. There will also be a hands on role helping to operate our CNC plasma cutter including using CAM to load cutting dimensions onto machine, as well as loading and unloading sheet metal, grinding and cleaning operations.
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 Technician
The main operators are MIG welders and they are supported by material handling personnel who prepare the parts.
• The material preparation include use of cutting machines, hand grinders, pedestal drillers.
• The apprentice will become familiar with all these operations whilst on site.
• They will also be assisting in the operation of the Plasma Cutter which cuts out metal shapes. The design drawing is loaded into system and converts the information into a a programme file (Computer Aided Manufacturing) which tells the machine what shape and dimensions to cut.
• The loading and unloading of the sheet metal onto the cutting bed.
• The use of a hand grinder to smooth edges
• Getting an understanding of the products and production of drawings (CAD)
The important part of the position is to provide detailed drawing for your customers and to operate the plasma cutting equipment.