About The Role

We are recruiting for an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer to join the Springs team within Unit 6.

Reporting into the Components Engineering & Technical Manager, The Apprentice Mechanical Engineer will learn from an experienced, qualified mechanical engineer whilst supporting the team to ensure the smooth running and operation of our manufacturing plant.

Shift pattern:

Days: Monday - Thursday 06:00-14:00. Friday 06:00 – 13:00

PM: Monday - Thursday 14:00-22:00. Friday 13:00 - 20:00

The Apprentice Mechanical Engineer will undertake and complete an advance apprenticeship in  mechanical maintenance engineering with an outside provider.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside a skilled Mechanical Engineer
  • Assist with maintaining existing plant equipment, through reactive and planned maintenance.
  • Fault finding and carrying out repairs during breakdowns.
  • Assist with modifications of current machinery.
  • Assist with new installations of machinery.
  • Completion of all apprenticeship paperwork, modules and learning programs both internal and external.

During the Apprenticeship, you will learn to:

  • carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical plant and equipment
  • position, assemble, install and dismantle mechanical plant and equipment
  • replace, repair or remove components in mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition
  • diagnose and determine the cause of faults in mechanical plant and equipment
  • The relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

About You

Skills & Experience required:

  • Minimum GCSE STEM subjects (Grade C/5 above or equivalent) – Willing to undertake competency exam if not achieved.
  • Willingness to learn is key
  • Ability to self-manage your time during the working day and to work independently
  • Inquisitive and methodical

Essential attributes:

• Hungry - a manageable and sustainable commitment in doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required.

• Smart - asks good questions, listens to what others are saying and stays engaged in conversations intently.

• Humility - shares credit, emphasises team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually

About Us

Spinks is the global leader in innovative pocket springs for the furniture, bedding and other comfort markets. Part of the Harrison Spinks Group, the company supplies some of the leading names internationally in the markets they supply and are known for their pipeline of groundbreaking technology in these market segments.

Sustainability is core to the business and are exploring the use of their components into transportation seating and even footwear, showing the diverse potential the    company has to offer. With manufacturing sites in the UK as well as the USA, the company is wanting to expand their global reach further with additional manufacturing sites.

As well as their innovative coil technology, the company also supplies wire, natural nonwovens and mattress fabrics which are all manufactured in their facilities in Leeds and Scunthorpe.

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