CNC/Conventional Lathe Machine Apprentice
Employment Type:
From £680 per month
Burslem, ST6 2EP
Closing Date:
30th September, 2019

Do you want a job which allows you to work with your hands and has great career opportunities? This job could be perfect for you!

Job Role: 

To perform various and assorted machining operations within the machining area including but not exclusive to; die manufacturing, proof and finish machining, milling, drilling, starter bars and bar ends, cutting and trepanning.

  • Maintain product traceability throughout all processes.
  • Work in a safe manner as not to harm themselves or others in accordance with the Health and safety at work act 1974 and in line with section 4.3 of Copper Alloys Ltd H&S policy.
  • Working in a timely manner to complete tasks to the relevant standards set out in the company’s standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure dies are made and available for the continuous casting process, with a minimum of three dies, bar ends and starter bars being available at any time.
  • Graphite crucible are available for the production jobs planned.
  • Machines are running at optimal levels over break periods.
  • Operating parameters are set to complete work correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping in your area of responsibility.
  • Consumables are stored in a safe manner.
  • All items used are stored in a safe manner as to avoid damage; machine tooling, graphite rods and blanks, Vernier’s and micrometres, bar ends, starter bars, coolers etc.
  • Keep the area tidy and free of obstruction surrounding the machining and cutting equipment
  • Consumables are reorder in a timely fashion and that the supervisor made aware of damages or low running stock.
  • All items used in the machining process; machining tools/tool tips, drills/drill tips, graphite rods, graphite crucibles, starter bars, bar ends etc
  • Perform general maintenance of the machining equipment.
  • Clean the preheat oven weekly.
  • Clean the CNC and conventional lathe regularly both inside and out.
  • Empty the graphite extraction unit at least fortnightly.
  • Clean the graphite saw after every use

Working Hours:

8.00am till 4.00pm

Monday till Thursday

8.00am till 12.00pm


About Your Employer:

Copper Alloys Ltd excels at precisely controlling complex processes to manage risk effectively out of the equation, specifically benefiting customers who require complex turnkey built-to-print components to be delivered right and on time.

Skills Required:

  • Numerate
  • Organised
  • Literate

Personal Attributes: 

  • Diligent
  • Social
  • Honest
  • Punctual
  • Communicative

Applying English and Maths to this role:

You will come across written instructions, works procedures and measuring

Qualifications Required:

5 GCSE’s inc Maths & English 9-4 (A*- C ) or Functional Skills (or equivalent) preferred

Qualifications Gained: 

Level 2 Apprenticeship in CNC Engineering