Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a workforce with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain of the sector.
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred
across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers.
Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.
Engineering Operatives will have clear reporting lines with anything outside their role and
responsibility. They will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of
engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are
maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools; fabrication/installation of a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipmentand; fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required.
Engineering Operatives must comply with statutory regulations and organisation safety
requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems; Identify
hazards and hazardous situations; Prepare the work area and equipment; Obtain and follow the appropriate job documentation and work instructions; Extract the necessary data and information from specifications and related documentation; Carry Out the engineering activities in line with their job role; Carry quality checks as required; working with minimum supervision either individually or as part of a team and will be responsible for their own actions and for the quality and accuracy and timely delivery of the work they undertake.
Examples of the occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector that would be covered within this standard are: Servicing and maintenance operative; Machine setter/operative; Mechanical engineering operative; Fabricator; Engineering fitter; Multi-disciplined engineering operative; Materials, processing and finishing operative, Technical Support operative, founding/casting operative.
The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme is an innovative way to maximise apprentices employed within our sector. It will allow us to collaborate, share skills and talent, and offer local people the chance to get involved in our exciting projects whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The scheme also allows apprentices to experience different types of employers and develop knowledge of different customer bases, giving them well-rounded workplace experience.
The apprentices will be centrally employed for the duration of their apprenticeship and hosted onsite by various employers for a minimum of six months at a time. This will give apprentices the opportunity to complete their apprenticeship and gain experience with a variety of industry leading employers. This approach supports employers who wish to hire apprentices but might be unable to provide employment for the entire duration of an apprenticeship. It’s an innovative way for a wide range of organisations to create opportunities for apprentices and support their continued employment and progression while they’re working towards their qualifications.
Contract length: 12 – 18 months
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Apprenticeship
Salary: From £8.36 per hour