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Mechanical Fitter Apprentice

At Framatome, you will be working with some of the best Engineers in the UK who develop a testing solution for our customers. You will take a big part in build our test rigs and building new innovative products.

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Vacancy location Bedford
Wage £13,710
Expected duration 42 Months months

Employer 

Framatome BHR's core business is the development and testing of mechanical components such as pumps or valves. We develop test rigs to test these components and test them for customers. We also develop scale models to test water systems to support computer models for customers to ensure when they build their water system it will work correctly.

On our process side we undertake experiments for mixing chemicals so that our customers can successfully mix new products.

As Framtome we have more work in the Nuclear industry; decommissioning old Nuclear Power Stations and developing experimental rigs for new stations.

Job description

At Framatome, you will be working with some of the best Engineers in the UK who develop a testing solution for our customers. You will take a big part in build our test rigs and building new innovative products.

The Apprentice Mechanical Fitter is also responsible for the following:

Learning about working with different metals and their processes:

  • Filing
  • Cutting
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Thread forming
  • Welding, electric arc and TIG
  • Working with machine tools, pillar drill, lathe, and milling machine
  • Working with woodworking machinery, saws, lathe, pillar drill, router and sander

Learning about assembly techniques:

  • Bolting of structures
  • Assembly of pipework and pressure testing
  • Bonding of metals, plastic, and wood

 

  • Working on assembly and test projects. Building the test rig and taking readings of values from instrumentation and using a computer to log the information.
  • Safe lifting of materials using machinery.
  • Reading engineering drawings and developing the capability to make the part from the drawing.
  • Working on the Abrasive Water Jet Cutting equipment we manufacture. Learning to assemble and test.
  • Undertaking safety training and able to create and follow risk assessments.
  • Assisting our Engineers on site with trials of equipment
  • Be part of a Continuous Improvement culture and be a member of a team.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above

Predicted grades will be accepted

Desirable:

GCSE Grade 4 in a Science subject or Practical such as Woodwork/Metalwork

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills

Training to be Provided

  • Training with Milton Keynes College
  • Ongoing training, support and development with the employer
  • Engineering Fitter L3 Standard

Future Prospects

Our past apprentices have developed their careers, one is currently training to be the Facilities Manager, after completing their apprenticeship 3 years ago. There are many other opportunities at our site or within Framatome, that service and build Nuclear Power Stations.

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