First of all, WHAT IS Production Engineering?
Production Engineering is concerned with implementing manufacturing processes which enable the production of quality components in a cost effective and efficient manner to clearly defined standards. In order to do this, Production Engineers must have the ability to research and develop tools, processes, machines, and equipment and to integrate these with facilities and systems for producing quality products with the optimal expenditure of capital. Your work should also bear in mind the impact of production on the environment. Manufacturing engineers are designers, as well as analytical and creative thinkers. This means you can operate on your own initiative but also contribute as a team member working with engineers from various disciplines.
The Production Engineering Department
The Production Engineering Department is made up of highly skilled engineers with a broad knowledge base of engineering coupled with creation, planning and problem solving skills and the ability to work across manufacturing, design engineering, quality and sales departments.
As a Production Engineering Apprentice you will learn to support the production engineering manager and the team in delivering and implementing new manufacturing processes and giving smooth & effective support to existing ones. You will learn to work collaboratively with other departments within Alcon to ensure the production of high quality braking and clutch systems.
During your apprenticeships you will learn to:
- Create CNC programs that produce components to drawing specifications
- Implement processes that produce components to drawing specifications
- Create Manufacturing tool layout's and fixture layouts
- To manage and document major process changes
- Work closely with manufacturing and quality to support any functions and requirements of any of the departments of the business.
- Ensure all company policies are adhered to.
- Work within health and safety guidelines
- Adhere to quality and environmental procedures.
Training to be provided
- Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time EEF Training Centre Birmingham
- NVQ level 3
- A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3)
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
- Personal, learning and thinking skills award
- Functional Skills at level 2 in English, Maths and ICT, if required
5 GCSE’s at Grade A*- C/ 9 – 4 equivalent qualifications, including Maths and English.
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