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Date Added: Thu 08/07/2021

Welder Apprentice (MIG, MMA)

Hampshire, UK
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Job Type: Apprenticeship, FullTime

Salary: £7/hour

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Welder Apprentice for our client, Excell Metal Spinning in Portsmouth.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and would like to become a welding specialist, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

Your new apprenticeship

As a Welder Apprentice, you will be learning how to manually weld to company standards of quality and integrity using manual arc welding processes including Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG).

You will be learning to weld in 3 positions and two different materials welding positions. Each welding process requires different welding equipment, assemblies, controls, skills and techniques. The material types used require specific controls and techniques to achieve a satisfactory weld.

You will be required to continually monitor and adapt your orientation to achieve the quality of work demanded by high integrity piping systems. This is essential to the successful fabrication and construction of the welded assemblies.

Working Hours

Mon-Thurs 08.00 - 17.30, Friday 08.00 - 12.00 (40 hours)

What training will I be offered?

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA's Havant training centre for off-the-job training. This will be a 18-month programme, structured as 15 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
Carrying out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively
Using and communicating technical information
Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding EquipmentYour independent end point assessment will comprise of:

A theoretical knowledge test, a practical/oral examination to be followed by a professional interview covering the application of knowledge learned during the apprenticeship, the role of the welder in industry and the professional behaviour's as listed in the Apprenticeship Standard

What will I be responsible for?

Joining the team as a Welder Apprentice, you will be planning and preparing for the welding of components before starting work. You will be interpreting technical specifications & drawings to establish what needs to be done.

Before starting work you will be checking that materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses. The next stage will be preparing and inspecting weld preparations, surface conditions and cleanliness before assembling and positioning the plate and structural components to be welded. You will be readying the welding equipment to be used making adjustments to settings as required.

The next stage will be making the joints to the specified dimensions using appropriate welding techniques. You will monitor the parameters throughout, once complete you will visually inspect alignment and distortion of components making adjustments as required. The next stage will be to visually inspect completed weld and component geometry.

You will be dressing finished external weld surfaces using manual, powered and non?powered hand tools. Once finished your will restore the work area and equipment to a safe and reliable condition. Other responsibilities will include monitoring the use of consumables and adjust quantities issued and returning unused consumables. Once finished you will complete production documentation identifying areas for improving the production process where possible

Essential Skills

To be considered for the role of Welder Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.
Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future developmentDesirable Skills

You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
You need to be able to learn through instruction and experienceAbout Company

Specialists in hand and CNC metal spinning, our client aims to provide the right level of service their customers require. They work alongside their customers to make sure the best possible solution can be achieved. The company has always looked to expand its capacity in terms of its services, and has grown the number of manufacturing services to include a wide range of different solutions. From material types to machinery investment, Excell has looked to gather the knowledge to improve every aspect of how the business operates

If you have the skills required to be successful as a Welder Apprentice, APPLY NOW
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