Manufacturing Technician Apprentice

Apprenticeship Information:

  • Duration of the apprenticeship is 2 years composed of 15 week off the job training in LIT per year
  • On the job training will be completed in our 140,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Castlecomer and on our active projects across Ireland
  • Qualification obtained following completion of the apprenticeship is a QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate in Manufacturing Technology
  • Option of a 1 year add on once the apprenticeship is completed to obtain a QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering

Reporting to:  Technical Manager 

Skills Obtained during the apprenticeship:

  • Use engineering principles to make data driven decisions and apply technical judgment to product design and to continuously improve manufacturing processes
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create advanced 3D models and use standards parts libraries for the selection of appropriate components required for use in manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Partner with project team members to create, execute and document activities associated with equipment validation and release
  • Analyse, develop and implement preventive actions which proactively resolve product, process and systems issues
  • Perform lean manufacturing analysis (Value Stream mapping, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Take Time Calculation, Process Throughput measurement, 5S) to identify areas for improvement, and solve problems
  • Configure and operate manual, automated and ancillary production equipment required for the manufacturing process
  • Quality assurance, safety compliance systems and quality management principles needed in manufacturing and service organisations

Experience Requirement

  • Pass (Grade O6 or better) in five leaving certificate subjects, 2 of which must be maths and a language (English or Irish) 250 CAO points; In the case of a mature student (over 23 years) an industry interview is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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