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Vacancy - Engineering Technician Apprentice

Magnetek is looking to recruit a Technician Apprentice. Magnetek is a relatively small company so the tasks for the team and role can be very varied.

Apprentice Technician

Magnetek Uk Ltd

Apprenticeship summary

Working week

8.30am – 5.00pm daily, 30 minutes for lunch break. Total hours per week: 40.00

Total hours per week: 37.50

Weekly wage


Expected apprenticeship duration

4 years

Possible start date

Nov 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


Vacancy description

Magnetek manufactures and distributes an extensive range of control solutions for Elevator and Material Handling applications, throughout the UK and worldwide. These products are manufactured overseas and distributed through the UK office.

The aim of the Apprenticeship is to provide application support for the equipment. This will involve both on site and telephone support for products including AC and DC inverters, UPS solutions, collision avoidance systems and wireless radio controls.

The specific tasks can be broken down as follows:

  • Installing new systems
  • Supporting new and existing systems both on site and by telephone
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Diagnosing and repairing faults
  • In-house testing and repairs of faulty equipment
  • Assisting R & D with product testing
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A keen interest pursuing a career in engineering, alongside a continuous commitment to learn new skills.

Personal qualities

There is an opportunity to learn a wide variety of tasks and grow into a useful member of the team.

The job will suit a practical person, who is not afraid of hard work and react quickly to situations.

Somebody who is curious about how machines work and more importantly is willing to have a go at putting them back together again.

Qualifications required

A minimum of five GCSE's (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C (Grade 5) and above including English, Science and Mathematics.

Future prospects

Magnetek is currently growing. The opportunities for a proven sales application person would be very good

About the employer


Magnetek Uk Ltd


Magnetek specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of digital power and motion control systems for material handling, people-moving and mining applications. Our power control systems serve the needs of selected niches of traditional and emerging commercial markets that are becoming increasingly dependent on “smart” power. Magnetek is: America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes and hoists. We provide Energy Engineered® drives, radio remote controls, braking and collision avoidance subsystems, motors and more. The world’s largest independent builder of digital motion control systems for elevators. We specialize in designing and manufacturing highly integrated Energy Engineered motion-control subsystems for elevators, serving the world’s foremost ‘lift’ builders . In underground mining, we focus on coal, building a new generation of digital drive systems that enable mining equipment to recover this resource for refinement to produce “clean coal” energy.



Bedford Business Centre, Mile Road


MK42 9TW