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Mechanical Fitter Apprentice

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Engineering Fitter based in Padiham.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.

An apprenticeship in mechanical fitting split between on the job working and some college. Learning to fit and assemble a wide variety of special purpose machinery. Working on a variety of different projects small to large, you must be able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative, be reliable and punctual.
The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic and willing to learn and put in the time at work and at college to achieve a good standard and quality of work.

Protec Oscillators and Showers was formed in 2016. Our aim is to deliver high quality products to our customers at a reasonable price and in a timely manner. Our engineers and skilled fabricators have backgrounds in a variety of industries, including paper machinery, wire & cable machinery and bespoke machinery design.

From concept to production of a full set of manufacturing drawings and bill of materials, we can design, calculate and optimise your project. Regular design reviews allow you to keep close control, ensuring solutions meets your needs.

We endeavour to manufacture all of our products to the highest quality, to ensure long service life with minimal maintenance. Continuous staff training ensures quality is maintained. We only use high quality, branded parts in the manufacture of our products. All our machining, fabrication and assembly operations are carried out in the UK. Fabrication and assembly are carried out in–house, to keep close control of quality

We have an able and experienced installation team, who will work with you to minimise disruption and machine downtime.

We offer a variety of high–pressure water jet showers for cleaning paper machine wires, fabrics or cylinders. Oscillation is an important consideration when using high pressure showers to ensure even cleaning and prevent water jet damage to machine clothing.
Protec oscillating showers can be fitted using either freshwater or recycled filtered water. The recycled water showers incorporate a rotating brush to purge and clean internally.
Reliable oscillating shower systems are critical to paper machine performance. Proper oscillation improves cleaning and conditioning for better moisture profile management and enhanced product finish.

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice to start with us in September to join our team.
The training for this role will be delivered in block release at Training 2000, based in Blackburn for your first year so please do bear this in–mind when you apply.

The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic and willing to learn and put in the time at work and at college to achieve a good standard and quality of work.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A–C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities.
Interested? Apply now