Apprentice Mechanical Engineer
Employment Type:
ST13 7BT
Closing Date:
31st August, 2017

Main Duties/Responsibilities
Diagnostic testing and inspection of plant and equipment.
-Undertake maintenance, repair and installation of plant and equipment, initiating modification works as required to maintain or improve effective running of the plant.
-Respond to engineering breakdown and record as appropriate.
-Carry out maintenance identified as part of Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedule.
-Undertake any training and development necessary to fulfil specification requirements i.e. confined spaces, working at height, health and safety etc.
-Maintain health and safety of self and colleagues-making safe any potential hazard and reporting to Health and Safety Manager.
-Responsible for returning any defective equipment to the Engineering Manager for replacement or repair i.e. slings, chains, harnesses, lifting equipment etc.
-Report any breach of health and safety or environmental policy to appropriate member of staff.
-Ensure safety of self and others by safe isolation of any equipment during maintenance and repair activities and making use of safety equipment provided by John Pointon & Sons Ltd. In accordance with the Company Permit to Work system.
-Behave in a responsible manner taking into account best practice for those both on and off site reducing risk of reported incidents to Environmental Agency.
-Housekeeping of Maintenance Area (Fitting Shop), and immediate work area (around site) must be kept to a high standard at all times
-Assisting colleagues with any other duties as required.
-Must be able to work in confined spaces and working at Height.


-British Standard BS4872 welding qualification (MMA, MAGS, PIPE)
-Engineering qualifications – City & Guilds,  NVQ or equivalent
-Pneumatics and Hydraulics – City & Guilds,  NVQ or equivalent


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering


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