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Apprentice Machinist - ASHE Converting Equipment



8th July 2021

Employer Description

ASHE Converting Equipment is a family owned company, established in 1976.  We are now a global manufacturer and supplier of specialist state of the art slitting and rewinding machinery for the film, paper and allied web industries.

Our manufacturing base continues to be in Ipswich, United Kingdom, with subsidiaries in the USA and China.  We have a workforce totalling approximately 75 personnel. We have a strong team of mechanical engineers who all work on a modern 3D Cad system, and work alongside a team of software / electrical engineers, who are dedicated to writing all software for our machines only.

Our plant in Ipswich is equipped with an array of machine tools, where up to 80% of machine parts are manufactured in house. This gives us huge flexibility in the range that we are able to build, and also being able to engineer a machine, to suit what the customer wants. It also enables us to guarantee precision of parts that are going onto the machine.

There is an opportunity for two apprentices to join the team.

Main description

Ashe manufactures 80% of machine parts in-house in their machine shop.

You will be trained by a senior machinist and at the end of the apprenticeship should be competent in the art of machining.

Main duties:

Using manual lathes and milling machines
Machining components out of mild steel and aluminium to engineering drawings
Cutting material
Reading and learning understanding drawings
Working on and using manual milling machines
Working and using manual lathes for turning round components
Using and learning measurement instruments such as verniers and micrometers
Drilling and taping hols
Drilling and reaming holes
Face machining
End machining
General working in a machine ship environment

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 or above in maths and English is essential

Skills required

Able to follow instructions
Basic Engineering capability

Personal qualities

Willing to listen and learn
Mechanically minded
Punctual and reliable
Hard working

Training to be Provided

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Things to consider

Ashe offer clean and friendly working conditions. This is an opportunity to learn a trade. Overtime may be needed. You will be attending West Suffolk College 2 days a week for the first year, then 1 day per week following that.

Future Prospects

There is an opportunity at the end of the apprenticeship for a full time position for the right person(s).

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/07/2021


£184 per week


This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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