Mechanical Apprentice Engineer
At our Mechanical Biological Treatment Facility, we process both black household bin waste and HWRC. This is separated using a mechanical pre-treatment facility where it is separated by full automation, with no manual processes. From there, our main aim is to achieve high organic capture which is then processed through our wet-pre-treatment plant, before processing through anaerobic digestion. We produce methane gas which then fuels combined heating and power generators producing electricity and put back into the main electrical grid. Here is some more information: https://www.biffa.co.uk/about-us/operational-infrastructure/mechanical-and-biological-treatment/
To assist Mechanical Technicians/fitters. To keep plant downtime to a minimum by reactively attending breakdowns and finding best solutions to fix, whether by replacing parts or fixing to best practices, following all approved codes of practices. Executing planned preventative maintenance to keep downtime to a minimum identifying any plant issues and reporting so that we can plan to resolve before equipment breakdowns. Referring to site P&IDs and OMs to identify parts required or plant operating conditions and parameters.
The successful candidate will have to attend college at least one day per week and work towards gaining the appropriate qualifications required as part of this apprenticeship.
Good attitude punctuality and IT skills are a must.
Training to be Provided:
The City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma and Functional Skills qualifications will be delivered via weekly classes at college, normally starting in September.
The NVQ Diploma, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) will be delivered in company by one of our experienced Assessors.
The ERR workbook is intended to enable apprentices to know, understand and record the principles associated with the nine national outcomes such as the world of work and how they are constrained by various legal and organisational procedures for their own well-being. All apprentices must also receive a company induction programme.
PLTS comprise of 6 skill areas - Creative thinking, Independent enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team working, Self Management and Effective Participation. The PLTS areas are interconnected so it is likely that apprentices will encounter skills from several areas in any one learning experience. For example, when an apprentice works to improve their own and team practice in the workplace they will have demonstrated team working (collaborate with others to work towards common goals), effective participator (identify improvements that would benefit others as well as themselves) and self manager skills (work towards goals, showing initiative, commitment and perseverance).
Up to 2 years
IT skills Most skills to be learnt on site during apprentice programme
To be reviewed at interview stage
Good attitude, punctual
There will be potential full time positions at the end of the apprenticeship providing successful.
Other Important Information:
All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour effective from 1st April 2018. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
Own transport is essential