Electrical Manufacturing Apprentice

Lean Manufacturing Operative

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Date Posted: 10/05/2021

Expiry Date: 13/06/2021

Vacancy reference: 1709918

Wage: £180.00 (per week)

Location: York, YO19

Apprenticeship Type/Name: Lean Manufacturing Operative

Working week/hours: Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration: 15 Months minimum until completion of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate (Level 2)


Qualifications required:

  • No formal qualifications required, however, a good standard of literacy and numeracy is essential.

Desired skills:
  • Team worker
  • Good Communicator
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • An aptitude for working in a manufacturing environment
Personal qualities:
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Outgoing personality
  • Able to work on own initiative

Training provided:
Lean Manufacturing Operative level 2 Apprenticeship Standard: Knowledge:

  • Health & Safety: Relevant statutory, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to lean manufacturing operations and safe practices l Environmental: Compliance procedures / systems in line with regulatory requirements e.g. ISO 14001
  • Production: Roles / responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to deliver products to meet customers’ costs/delivery targets / requirements e.g.  Just in time (JIT) Lean
  • Manufacturing Operations: Manufacturing standard operation procedures (SOPs) adherence and development of lean processes
  • Quality Control: Process equipment monitoring, data collection, error proofing and operating procedures e.g. ISO 9002
  • Problem Solving: The tools and methods of effective problem solving using data, reports and documents to resolve production related issues e.g. A3 report, graphs and matrices l Continuous Improvement: How to study and identify ways to improve the safety, quality, cost or process efficiency using lean manufacturing tools e.g. kaizen
  • Communication: How to share information using a range of methods within the manufacturing environment e.g. oral, written, electronic, information boards, visual displays
  • Work Place Organisation: How to maintain a safe and efficient work site through work place organisation e.g. 5s and process ownership
  • Health & Safety: Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, and other relevant guidelines. Identify risks and support/carry out counter measure activities to improve safe working. Environmental: Comply with environmental procedures and systems and contribute to the achievement of specific standards e.g. ISO 14001.
  • Production: Demonstrate ability to carry out role effectively, efficiently and flexibly maintaining lean manufacturing principles to meet customer’s demands e.g. JIT Lean Manufacturing Operations: Demonstrate skill and knowledge following SOPs and build versatility across a number of processes and process areas. Select and use appropriate tools, equipment and materials to carry out the manufacturing operation
  • Quality Control: Demonstrate appropriate process documentation control. Accurately completing check sheets, monitoring process and equipment data efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology required to meet the quality standard e.g. ISO 9002  Problem Solving: Demonstrate ability to identify and resolve problems within the lean manufacturing environment using effective problem solving tools and techniques
  • Continuous Improvement: Generate ideas and contribute to process improvement activities individually or as part of a team through fact finding and analysis to improve the safety, environment, quality, cost or production process.
  • Communication: Demonstrate communication skills which include oral, written, electronic (PC), information boards or visual displays to effectively share information
  • Workplace Organisation: Maintain and monitor the work site efficiently and effectively at all times using the elements of sifting, sorting, sweeping, spick & span (5’s) within the lean manufacturing environment
  • Punctual, reliable and taking responsibility for own actions  Shows respect for others, having regard for diversity and equality l Responds positively to change in the working environment  Can work well as part of a team and independently
  • Maintains quality of work under pressure  A positive and respectful attitude Follows instructions and guidance and demonstrates attention to detail  Seeks opportunities to adapt to different situations, environments or technologies
  • Independent End Point Assessment To successfully complete the apprenticeship, the learner needs to pass an independent End Point Assessment which consists of two distinct assessment methods: l Portfolio of evidence l Observation (which could include production/assembly, inspection/quality, logistics or process/finishing) with Q&A
  • Qualification Apprentices who complete the programme will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (certified through EAL), IFA Lean Manufacturing Level 2 accreditation and an Industrial Environmental Awareness certificate


Building & wiring equipment, production of equipment, general manufacturing and finishing of equipment. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

The Electrical Assembly Apprenice at Technical Arc will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership.

They may be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high volume environment.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures
  • Be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times e.g. wearing correct Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) correct use of equipment and tooling, safe stopping and resetting of machinery, maintain an organised work area e.g. 5s (Sifting, Sorting, Sweeping, Spick & Span and Sustain) ensuring the safe disposal of waste in line with environmental systems and regulatory requirements (ISO 14001)
  • Be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods, kaizen tools, process visualisation using lean principles and problem solving tools and techniques
  • Be responsible for carrying out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted and dealt with in line with relevant quality standards (ISO 9002)


Name: Jamie Greening or Carey Bilton

Email: CVsScarborough@yh-group.co.uk

Phone number: 01723 364848

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