Apprentice Service Engineer
Romi Machines UK Limited (romiuk.com) possess a team of skilled engineers who are willing to support apprentices and pass on their knowledge in order to develop their workforce of the future. During the Covid-19 pandemic the business has continued to grow and has demonstrated a great deal of resilience. Looking to the future, Romi Machines UK have robust expansion plans in place for the machine tools side of the business, with heavy investment planned for the UK headquarters too. With this future focus in mind, they are now looking for two Apprentice Service Engineers to join their experienced team of professionals at their site in Rugby.
Romi Machines UK have two very different types of equipment in their product range: from machine tools through to injection moulding machines. The training provided to the successful applicants will be very diverse and will provide opportunities for them to become a fully rounded service engineer. You will shadow skilled engineers on the job, acquiring knowledge and skills that will allow you to start completing basic tasks for yourself. As you progress in your apprenticeship and learn about the product range and different machines, you will begin to complete more in-depth tasks and start conducting site visits to external customers. Tasks involved in off-site work include installations, commissioning, fault diagnosis and repair.
As you progress through your apprenticeship, the following will form part of your general duties:
- Visiting client sites
- Installation and commissioning of both machine tools and injection moulding machines
- Customisation of machines to meet client specifications
- Fault diagnosis and repair of mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems
- Conducting preventative maintenance as part of a service schedule
- Offer basis operator training to the clients as part of the installation and commissioning service
- Potential to be on call (once you are nearing the end of the apprenticeship)
- Be an ambassador of Romi Machines UK
- Support the applications teams with external showcase events
The first year of training will be on-site full time at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC). Candidates will need to be able to make their own way to and from the centre.
The second year of training will predominantly be based at the Romi Machines UK headquarters in Rugby, where you will again have the responsibility of making your own way to and from work. You will spend your time between the offices and the large workshop, where you will be testing and proving concept solutions to meet client specific requirements. In order to complete the external site visits as your apprenticeship progresses, there will be a need for candidates to hold a valid UK driving licence.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, each candidate will have the opportunity to progress within the company as and when opportunities arise. There may also be opportunities for continued education, based upon individual merit and wider organisational needs.
35 hours per week (Monday – Friday 09:00 til 17:00, with a one hour lunch break)
As the apprenticeship progresses the standard working hours may change to meet the specific requirements of the customer. This could mean earlier starts to the day and later finishes, as well as some working away from home when required (generally only 10% of current Service Engineers working hours). This may also lead to a company car being supplied in order for you to fulfil your duties.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
You will have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and a STEM related subject.
Romi Machines will provide a friendly working environment where people are encouraged to ask questions and look for opportunities for improvement in all areas of their work. Technical skills will be taught, but the right candidate will need to bring the following personal attributes to the role:
- Strong communication skills
- Strong sense of honesty and integrity
- Good timekeeping and attendance
- A proactive, ‘go-getter’ mentality
- A demonstrable interest in engineering
A valid UK driving licence would be an advantage, but is not essential as this stage.
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