Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

Winston Allan Ltd

Advanced Apprenticeship

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Closing Date

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Starting Salary

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Why we need you

Reporting to the Director Duties include:

  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding and finishing etc.
  • Tool Design and manufacture and working with Press Tools Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
  • Prepare and load stainless steel materials onto the machines
  • Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality
  • Perform basic maintenance on the machine (lubrication, checking bearing, cleaning machine etc.)
  • Load program on 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
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Carry out set up on milling machines by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices
  • Use of measuring tools such as gauges, callipers, indicators, and micrometres to perform tool changes, radius offsets and quality checks
  • Operates equipment such as milling machines, end mills, revolving lathe tools, and drill presses, surface grinder, point grinder, to produce manufacturing parts out of stainless steel and can use these machines to carry out procedures such as cutting, squaring, milling, drilling, tap-ping, and boring
  • Carry out housekeeping duties

The benefits

Winston and Allan were founded in 1967 primarily as a Tool making precision engineering company. As well as toolmaking, today we offer a full in house engineering facility that we have developed as our customer’s demands have increased. This includes manufacturing of tubular & wire components, CNC Milling & Turning, CNC Tube & Sheet Bending, Cad Services, Sub-Contracting and production to all industry sectors. We have invested in CNC, Cad-Cam and PLC technology to meet deadlines for our customers that are expected in today’s engineering environment.

The requirements

GCSE Grade A*/9-C/4 English Language & Maths or equivalent.

  • Information Technology
  • Administration Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Manual Work Skills
  • Positive proactive attitude and flexibility
  • Good team member using own initiative
  • Interest in engineering generally
  • Thirst for developing skills and aspiration to succeed


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