Tooling Maintenance Apprentice

Employer Information



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The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components. Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The role:

  • Attend college on designated days and successfully complete all college assignments
  • Work within the Die Maintenance department and receive instruction and hands-on training to develop skills and knowledge in a range of areas, including:  
    • – the use and interpretation of engineering drawings and documents 
    • – the use of overhead cranes, hand- and air-powered tools  
    • – fitting and assembly 
    • – assembling mechanical products 
    • – welding  
    • – grinding skills  
    • – die assembly  
    • – hydraulics  
    • – pneumatics  
    • – machine repairs  
    • – die repairs  
    • – quality adjustments  
    • – use measuring instruments 
    • – complete quality checks to the standards provided 
    • – control of paper work 
    • Work efficiently and effectively in engineering, supporting the team to deliver solutions, meet deadlines and achieve departmental and company Key Performance Indicators
    • Practise good Housekeeping and 5S procedures
    • Comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements  
    • Ensure compliance with all Company policies and systems, including the quality, health, safety and environmental policies and management systems
    • Participate in information sharing, team working and continuous improvement programmes  
    • Other duties as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Willing to undertake and achieve Essential Skills qualifications at college, if required 
  • Pass Aptitude set by Ryobi after application and shortlisting process is complete  
  • Applications welcome from those who have already started an NVQ/BTEC qualification 
  • Display an understanding of the behaviours that demonstrate the Ryobi Core Values of:  
    • Integrity 
    • Ownership 
    • Teamwork 
    • Flexibility 
    • Quality  

Desirable Criteria:

  • GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent in:  
    • Mathematics 
    • English  
    • Science or Engineering 

Company Benefits:

  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays & Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Service awards

If you have previously applied for this role in the last 6 months, we will not be considering your application at this time.

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