Opto-Mechanical Engineer Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship at Cooke Optics Ltd

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£10,000 - £11,999
Deadline:
30th August 2020
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing

Opto-Mechanical Engineer Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

The successful individual will indicate that they are excited by the prospect of learning new engineering skills, have a genuine interest in working in our environment and can show evidence that they have suitable background, interests and experiences that would make our investment in their training worthwhile.

The role will involve the individual training in the area of Opto-Mechanical Engineering to eventually become a fully skilled technician and produce components to a very high specification. This will involve training with both the company as well as South Leicestershire College.

The individual would be expected to undergo rigorous training, the training given, and experience gained would give the right individual the skills needed to produce specialist components, using a range of materials to customer specifications and requirements.

Duties will include:

  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
    planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity
  • Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
  • Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment
  • Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel
  • Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location

Training to be provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

Core Knowledge & Skills

Engineering Technicians are able to demonstrate:

Knowledge:

  • Understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations
  • Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
  • Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
  • Understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment
  • Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to
  • Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete their job role
  • Understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact
  • Understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review their processes and procedures

Behaviours

The required behaviours are:

  • Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics. Comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently at all times, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges. Comply with any organisational policies/codes of conduct in relation to ethical compliance
  • Work effectively in teams. Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. open and honest communicator, communicating clearly using appropriate methods, listening to others and have a positive and respectful attitude
  • Focus on quality and problem solving. Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency
  • Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice

The role will involve the individual to train in the area Mechanical Engineering to eventually become a fully skilled technician and produce components to a very high specification. This will involve training with both the company as well as at College.

The individual would be expected to undergo rigorous training, the training given, and experience gained would give the right individual the skills needed to produce specialist components, using a range of materials to customer specifications and requirements.

Desired skills

Team player, motivated, enthusiastic and have an interest in Engineering.

Personal qualities

Possess a hunger to learn new skills and develop as an individual.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of Three GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and science (Physics).

Future prospects

Dependant on performance.

Cooke Optics invest in continued progression opportunities and candidates are encouraged to progress onto higher level apprenticeship qualifications such as HNC and Degree Level.

About Cooke Optics Ltd

For 100 years, Cooke has been at the centre of the filmmaking business. We’ve been listening to the community of which we are a part. We lead by introducing new products such as Technology, and we remember our success is built on a simple idea - do what the filmmaker needs. 

Our factory in Leicester, England has generations from the same family working side by side. That experience is un-beaten anywhere. We manufacture a full range of primes and zooms for 35mm, digital and Super 16mm photography, plus a range of large format stills lenses. 

We know our customers, and they know us, as individuals. Our rental partners do their training next to the craftsman who built their lenses. There are no barriers. We meet our customers at our factory, at trade events, distributors and rental houses and of course on the set. 

We’re intolerant when it comes to tolerances. We research continuously to drive innovation. Our lenses are dependable and practical in use on the set, our optics superb. The lenses are straightforward to maintain – which is why so many rental facilities carry our products. Our manufacturing and testers keep going until we get each lens within our very tight specification. We get it right, whatever it takes. 

At the heart of what makes Cooke special is the “Cooke Look”. The Cooke Look is about the science of creating beautiful images for the motion picture industry. 

As a result, for over a century, cinematographers have chosen Cooke lenses for a smooth roundness and dimensionality to the picture and for the velvety skin tones that flatter. 

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