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Apprentice Machinist

IQ Engineers:

Independant, high quality products and safe mechanical installation. We have specialist knowledge of Adams Hydraulics sewage treatment process equipment and we supply compatible spares. Over 30 years in business working in the water industry. 

Our reputation as a business with specialist knowledge of legacy equipment continues to develop. As a member of British Water and Make UK we share knowledge and experiences with other businesses to support our Customers and the wider industry. Customers include Yorkshire Water, Scottish Water, Severn Trent Water, Northumbrian Water and United Utilities.

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Job Description:

The role will develop, after relevant training and workshop experience and there will be an element of site works, this will involve attending site with a Supervisor to assist in mechanical installations and servicing of some of the products that have been assembled in the works. Generally, this will happen when the candidate is 18 years or over. Depending on the candidate’s abilities and interests, there may also be an element of training and activities in some of the functions carried out within the offices.

Day to Day duties include:

· Assisting in the assembly works of mechanical water and sewage treatment equipment

· Checking fabrications against drawings

· Completing workshop job packs

· Assisting in ordering parts

· Collecting / off-loading parts from suppliers

· Checking off deliveries against purchase orders

· This role will include general housekeeping, maintenance and cleaning. Plus making tea!

Qualifications Required:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs (A*-C / 9-4) in maths, English and Science

Personal Qualities:

· Ability to work effectively as part of a team or on your own carrying out supervised tasks

· Communication - Ability to communicate well with all your colleagues , Suppliers and Customers, as you will be representing IQ Engineers

· Ability to listen and enthusiasm to learn new things

· Showing initiative

· A positive attitude and flexible approach.

· Having a good sense of humour

Skills Required:

· Ability to engage with products

· Intention to gain a full UK driving licence during the apprenticeship period

· Good literacy skills i.e. ability to write / type up reports

· Basic computer skills preferred but not essential

· Knowledge of water / sewage industry.

· Basic technical ability to read manufacture drawings

· Minimum C grade / level 4 in maths and English good problem solving skills

· Awareness of Health & Safety including method statements and risk assessments.

Qualifications Gained(upon completion):

Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard

If you are interested in this advertised opportunity you will need to complete an online application form via the link below. Alternatively, please contact the Business Support Team on or call 01653 697698 to discuss the role further.

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Job Summary


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Weekly Wage:

To be agreed upon appointment

Weekly Hours:

Monday to Friday 08.00 / 08.30 – 16.00 / 16.30 (TBC)40 hours

Closing Dates: