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Fabrication & Welding Apprentice

  • Company: Alan Dick Engineering Ltd
  • Location: Morecambe
  • Vacancy Ref: 00001013
  • Weekly wage: £256.00
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Sector: Engineering

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder based in Morecombe.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

Our fabrication facilities allow us to construct fabrications up to 5000mm high and up to 5t in weight in both ferrous and non–ferrous metals.
Plate rolling up to 15mm thick
Plate bending upto 15mm thick
Tube/Pipe Bending up to 100mm diameter

Fabrication Responsibilities:

  • To be able to read and interpret detailed engineering drawings
  • Mark out sections and components in line with detailed drawings prior to assembly
  • Assemble steel components and structures using hand–held tools and equipment
  • Understand and work to client specifications
  • Operation of overhead crane and safe slinging and lifting techniques to assist and move and/or load structural steel pieces
  • Work to WHL quality procedures
  • Assist in the training and development of WHL apprentices
  • Working to WHL Health & Safety requirements
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy

Welding Responsibilities:

  • Welders to work on structural steel of varying grades and thicknesses marked up with weld details. ? Types of welding will be fillet welding and butt welding consisting of both full penetration and partial penetration joints.
  • Welding in both down hand and in position. Predominantly using the MAG and FCAW welding processes.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to adhere to governing welding procedure specifications,
  • To have a good knowledge of all aspects of welding operations such as application of preheat, control of interpass temperatures etc, and generally a good knowledge surrounding the process.
  • All applicants will be required to carry out a minimum of two weld tests in MAG downhand for a fillet weld and a butt weld. These tests will also be repeated for FCAW if the applicant is appropriately skilled and experienced.

Training to be provided

The apprentice will be working towards completing the Metal Fabricator Standard which will include the following:?

  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

  • L3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

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

The training for this role will be delivered in Blackburn on block release so please do bear this in–mind when you apply.

Interested? Apply now