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Workshop Apprentice - Watson Hillhouse

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13th May 2024

Employer description

Watson & Hillhouse have specialised in the provision of pile driving equipment since 1972, building a worldwide reputation for service and technical expertise that, together with huge resources, places us at the forefront of the industry.

Main description

The apprentice will shadow a qualified fitter gaining knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of maintenance,
repair, service and preparation of the construction plant Watson & Hillhouse offers. To attend training courses as required building up the required skills and knowledge as expected progressing into a fully qualified fitter following the successful completion of the apprenticeship program

The role is workshop based with a working week normally of 39 hours. Monday – Thursday 08:00 - 16:30 and Friday 08:00 - 15:30. Block release training periods must be attended as per the training provider’s schedule. This role is hourly paid on a weekly basis

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

This is an overview of task and responsibilities for the apprentice role.

To shadow a qualified member of the workshop team, watching, listening and learning the core tasks
below:
• Preparation and testing of plant for sales/hire within the workshop.
• Servicing of plant for sales/hire within the workshop.
• Repair of plant for sales/hire within the workshop.
• Following instruction set out in, and completion of works orders and general paperwork promptly
• Booking out and recording of spare parts used

Other general key tasks and responsibilities:
• Working overtime as and when required in line with statutory regulations.
• Reporting to the Workshop Foreman for the following
• Allocation of tasks
• Highlighting/updating progress and any problems or issues arising
• Working in a safe manner and adhering to any company guidelines, limitations or requirements set either by our Risk Assessments and Method Statements or Government (HSE)

Regulations
• To attend training courses as required, showing a willingness to learn, ask questions and absorb the information. Completing tasks set by college to the required level by the deadline given.
• Maintaining a tidy workplace during and after tasks carried out
• Using Company (shared) tooling and plant as designed, following relevant RAMS and returning after use
• General responsibilities as set out in the Staff Handbook,
• Clocking in/out.
• Completing timesheets etc.
• Reporting of accidents and near misses as per Company Policy.
• Understand and operate in line with the company’s quality management system.
• Understand and operate in line with the company’s environmental management system.
• Understand and operate in line with the company’s health and safety objectives.

How to apply

Please contact Zoe Blowers directly via email Zoe.Blowers@w-h.co.uk or apply on the website

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/05/2024

Salary

TBC

Location

This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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