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Vacancy - Engineering Apprentice CNC Setter

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd the world leading specialist in Torque Tools is looking to recruit a CNC setter Engineering Apprentice in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The successful candidate will join Norbar's multiplier process as a CNC Skilled Machinist.

Vacancy Title: Apprentice CNC Setter

Hourly Rate: £7.84 per hour (from April 2020)

Working Week:

38½ hours

7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

7.30 a.m. – 12 midday Friday

Apprenticeship Duration: 4 years

Location: Wildmere Road, Banbury, OX16 3JU

Apprenticeship Level: Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3

Number of Vacancies: 2


Vacancy Description:

CNC Setter Apprentice:

The successful candidate will join our multiplier process as a CNC Skilled Machinist.

Desired Skills:

A genuine interest in mechanical and evidence of practical skills with an interest in how things are


The ability and interest to take on a more technical, advanced qualification aligned with our future

business needs is also of interest.

Personal Qualities:

Good interpersonal skills, self motivation and a flexible attitude to work.

The desire to learn and develop and the ability to question/challenge.

Computer literacy.

Qualifications Required:

At least numerical grades of 5 and above including Maths, English and Science.

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CNC Setter (Skilled Machinist)

To set and operate a number of manual and CNC machine tools, including Gear cutting machinery

(both Hobbing and Shaping), vertical and horizontal machining Centres, Lathes and multi-axis,

multi functional machines and Grinding machines to produce parts to the required standard and

within prescribed times. They will also be required to program (where applicable) the

aforementioned as and when required. They will need to have an understanding and appreciation

of time constraints and the effect of overrunning from both a commercial and planning aspect.

To understand and interpret Engineering drawings including GD&T and to use a range of standard

and special measuring equipment as well as working closely with QC to achieve high ‘First off’

pass rates and to liaise with QC to resolve issues and eliminate repeat failures.

To have an understanding of both cutting tool (including Grinding Wheels) and component

materials and their effect on productivity. The importance of correct tool selection, an

understanding of cutting tool conditions including rigidity, speeds, feeds, lubrication and their

application and effect. Also, to understand tool failure and to recognise causes and take

appropriate action to rectify.

To understand and apply safe and appropriate work holding methods and techniques to satisfy

component requirements, including manual and automatic chucks, vices, direct clamping (to

machine tables) and special jigs and fixtures.

All of the above to be carried out whilst observing all appropriate H&S regulations.

To perform general engineering departmental duties when required, including modifications,

preparation of sales literature and artwork, operating and assembly instructions etc.

Employer: Norbar Torque Tools Limited

Employer Description:

Norbar Torque Tools Limited is the world leading specialist in torque and engage solely in the

design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment.

Our customers include manufacturers and engineering services in such diverse sectors as

aerospace, energy, oil and gas, mining and subsea.

We operate sales and service branches in North America, Singapore, China, India and Australia.

We continue to invest in the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control to achieve the

highest innovation and precision.

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Training Provider:

Engineering Trust Training Limited.

Closing Date for Applications: 1 March 2020

Interview Start Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.

Possible Start Date: Summer 2020