Foundry Technician Apprentice

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
08 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Subject Area
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Meighs and Westleys Limited

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Apprenticeship duration: 3 years

Possible start date: 06 May 2019

Working week: Monday - Thursday between 7:30 am to 4.00 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 12:40 pm. Total hours per week: 39.00.

We are seeking apprentices suitable for various roles across the site from Foundry Operatives to Patternmaker.

This is an Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills employer vacancy.

We are seeking 6 apprentices looking to progress in all of the following Foundry Operative roles; Moulders/Turners, Fitter and Patternmaker. 

  • Performs any combination of following tasks in foundry
  • Pattern Manufacturing and understanding of pattern equipment, materials etc.
  • Pattern location
  • Making sand moulds
  • Moving foundry material, keeping the work place tidy
  • Moves sand, castings, flasks, or other materials about foundry
  • Material compositions

Working alongside specific mentors, gaining an understanding of engineering, metallurgy and the associated casting methods. Gaining skills both new and old.

  • Learn and understand the foundry industry
  • Understand pattern equipment and how it works
  • Understand how the sand is mixed to make suitable moulds
  • Materials and how they behave at different temperatures
  • How to make a good quality casting

For more information or to apply, please click the link.