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Apprentice Toolmaker

  • Employer: Falklands Engineering
  • Location: Burnley
  • Vacancy Ref: 00001191
  • Weekly wage: £236.80
  • Hours per week: 37
  • Sector: Engineering

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Toolmaker based in Burnley.

Toolmaker and Tool & Die Technicians are predominantly involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies.

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice to join our team in September.
Please note the first–year training will be block release training at Training 2000 in Blackburn.

Falkland Engineering is a Sub–Contract Engineering Company, with a committed and highly motivated workforce of 15 people. Our objective is to provide the best engineering backup, design and manufacture base in the area.

Training to be a Toolmaker who’s duties would include being able to work alone and as a team to produce tooling using the machinery below: 3d cnc milling, 2d cnc milling, Manual milling, pitching and boring, Turning, Fitting including manual hand tools, assembling and drilling, welding, inspection equipment ect Surface Grinding.

  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a Toolmaking environment

  • Understand the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used for the manufacture and repair of tooling, Moulds, Dies and jigs and fixtures

  • Understand the safe operation, correct selection and the application of a range of hand tools used for toolmaking and die maintenance, including grinders, drills, stones etc.

  • Understand the safe operation and operating principles of a range of complex and often state of the art workshop machinery (such as CNC lathes, milling, grinding and erosion machining centres, drilling and welding equipment)

  • Understand how to set up and operate the machinery/ equipment efficiently and effectively

  • Understand the principles of how the relevant tools, dies, jigs and fixtures being manufactured/maintained function, the operating sequences, the purpose of individual components/ systems and how they interact

  • Understand the application of pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical and electronic systems as applied to various moulding, injection, pressing and similar associated machinery.

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce and/or maintain tool and die components, assemblies and systems

  • Apply methods and techniques to produce, assemble, disassemble repair and/or maintain tools, dies, jigs and fixtures as applicable to the employer requirements

  • Manufacture components (such as tooling, dies, jigs and fixtures)

  • Undertake testing to confirm correct operation, and of the effectiveness of repairs and maintenance activities carried out.

  • Undertake equipment/asset care and/or Preventative Planned Maintenance processes and procedures

  • Carry out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities covering the following technologies as applicable to the tool, die, jig and fixture environment: Maintaining mechanical equipment Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment Maintaining process control equipment

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Toolmaker, Tool & Die Maintenence.

  • Level 3 Diploma or extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

  • Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved).

About Falklands Engineering

Falkland Engineering is a Sub-Contract Engineering Company, with a committed and highly motivated workforce of 15 people. Our objective is to provide the best engineering backup, design and manufacture base in the area.

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