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Jacobs Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (Level 3) in Warrington, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs we’re all about Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow! Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

How about a career that involves an opportunity to study alongside working for a company that is focused on the biggest challenges in the world today.

The biggest questions spark our curious minds.

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.

We are excited to be looking for an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter based in Warrington! You will work towards achieving a Level 3 qualification.

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About the role:

We are offering a truly fantastic opportunity which will allow the successful individual to be involved across multiple client sectors from inception through to final delivery in the capacity of an apprentice Mechanical Fitter within the engineering construction industry.

The occupation of mechanical fitter within the engineering construction industry is concerned with the assembly, installation, maintenance, testing and dismantling of often complex machinery and mechanisms. Typical equipment encountered within the occupation includes engines, pumps, transmission systems, power transmission systems, turbines, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators and systems. Working to precise tolerances, the activities performed, require a high degree of skill to ensure that the specifications within design drawings are achieved. On completion of an approved apprenticeship, through their wide range of duties, mechanical fitters assume a through life responsibility for the machinery, systems and equipment within their charge, from the initial assembly, installation and setting up to the maintenance and testing to the eventual disassembly/decommissioning of the equipment.

About the opportunity:

  • You will work in the role of Apprentice Mechanical Fitter gaining skills from experienced tradesmen who will mentor you in developing your core skills

  • The role will be predominantly based working from our Warrington office. At times to assist in the training, knowledge gathering and to broaden the apprentices experience, work may be carried out across our other industrial sites.

  • Training will be across multiple aspects of mechanical works such as installation and testing of new equipment, repair and inspection to existing equipment, this could be site or workshop based on items such as valves, pumps, rotating equipment, mechanical seals., recording works carried out and parts used and or repaired, to log and track the life cycle of the items worked on..

Here’s What You’ll Need:

The requirements for an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter throughout their training will be:

  • Ability to follow instruction and contribute to effective working relationships.

  • Follow safety instructions to work safely and minimise risk to self and others in the facility.

  • Maintain good time keeping and attendance for all training and work assignments.

  • Interpret working procedures, specifications and standards in engineering construction.

  • Maintain good documentation practices to complete work pack and service history documentation

  • Shaping of mechanical components and equipment by material removal using hand tools and machining methods.

  • Prepare, set and adjust machining tools and equipment for use.

  • Assemble mechanical components and equipment to meet required specifications.

  • Position and install mechanical plant and equipment.

  • Undertake inspection and testing of mechanical items installed, in line with manufactures / client documentation.

  • Disassemble mechanical plant and equipment in accordance with specifications

Career Progression and Further Training

On completion of a successful apprenticeship, Mechanical Fitters have the potential to progress their career in various ways, these could include

  • Learn additional skills from courses that might be suitable for technical development, such as

  • Mechanical Joint Integrity

  • Small Bore Tubing

  • Onsite Machining

  • Train as a Mechanical Supervisor on a Supervisory Management Programme (SMP) course.

  • Train as a Mechanical Engineer to a recognised industry standard

These are just a few options of the potential for further development within the welding profession.

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity , Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

Our Culture:

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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