Job Type: Apprenticeship
What you need to know: Closes 16/10/19
As part of our expansion plans, we are seeking to recruit an apprentice to join our Research and Development department. For over 40 years Edinburgh Instruments have been providing our customers at leading-edge research institutes, academic and industrial facilities with the best fluorescence spectroscopy products in the world.
Based in Livingston Edinburgh Instruments are seeking to recruit an Apprentice to work in our Development Department. This is a three-year apprenticeship program and the main role will be support of projects within development and includes: - assembly of prototype assemblies, test of prototype assemblies, support in the generation of assembling procedures, support in transfer to production activities.
As part of the apprenticeship the Company will partner with Engineering SVQ Team for West Lothian College as part of the apprenticeship program. We will also consider formal HNC training for the right candidate.
Summary of employment conditions
• Contracted hours are 37.5 hours per week. The Company operates a flexible working week.
After an initial qualifying period and subject to the company’s terms and conditions of employment paid sickness, death in service, permanent health insurance, private medical insurance, pension scheme, paid holidays and relevant statutory days as taken by the company.
A competitive salary package is available to the right candidate. Meeting at least the National minimum wage.
What will I learn?
• Work will include but is not limited to:
• Assembly work, including mechanical and electrical/wiring assemblies.
• Support of ongoing projects in mechanical, electrical and optical respect.
• Working closely with the mechanical and electrical/electronic design department feeding back issues and suggestions.
• Maintenance of development production area including dedicated mechanical workshop and soldering/wiring station.
• Manage stock levels including ordering and storage.
• Occasional support to functions in the Production Department.
What qualification or qualities are required?
• Attention to details
• Hands-on ability and dextrous
Ability to work with Word and Excel and other dedicated software.
• Able to work to deadlines/schedules
• Excellent teamwork skills with ability to work in multi discipline team environment.
Desirable (will be taught):
• Basic knowledge of mechanical/electrical design
• Basic wiring skills
• Problem solving skills, both as part of a team and individually
• As aspects of the work involves multicore cable wiring the applicant may be required to take a colour vision deficiency test.
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