Apprentice CNC Machinist

Location: Ripley
Employer: Manthorpe Engineering
Weekly pay: £239
Closing date: 30 September 2019
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Short description

To be part of the apprenticeship work programme and be trained as a CNC Machinist with ongoing support and scope to progress to higher level apprenticeship

Full description

Founded in 1978, the company has grown both organically and by acquisition - Purpose Engineering Ltd was purchased in 1997, followed by Wagstaff & Appleton in 1999 and both now operate from a modern well equipped manufacturing facility within the Manthorpe Group site in Ripley. The combined experience of these two companies with over 90 years in their respective industries has strengthened our knowledge base and brought new and lucrative business to the company.

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

  • Operation of CNC machines including programming as trained to use and as required
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Programs, mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Keep work area clean and tidy.

Skills/Qualifications: Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Instrumentation, Supply Management, Tooling, Coordination, Inventory Control, Attention to Detail, Judgment. 5Axis vertical boring.

Good work ethic.

Able to carry out instructions, follow instructions and work independently and as part of a team.

Personal Qualities:


Can carry out routine tasks without continuous supervision.

A clear interest in a career in engineering.

Desired qualifications:
Preferably GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Future prospects:
We invest in our apprentices to enable them to become skilled workers in our production area and progress in the business.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

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