The name Firmac is synonymous with quality and reliability. If you share our values then we welcome prospective applications.

Please apply in writing with CV to Simon Morrell (General Manager) or e-mail:

  

INTERVIEW WITH YORKSHIRE COAST RADIO

Simon Morrell, General Manager, talks to Yorkshire Coast Radio about our Apprenticeship Scheme.  

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

Each year we recruit two engineering apprentices to join our experienced team. You will follow a structured programme, in conjunction with Yorkshire Coast Hull or York Colleges, ensuring that you not only receive the right skills whilst earning a wage, but also gain a nationally recognised qualification, either an HNC or NVQ 3. During the programme, which lasts for between four and five years, you will spend four days a week at Firmac learning alongside our team and one day at college.

Competition for the places is strong so will need to show commitment and interest in the business. To apply for an apprenticeship you must be at least 16 years old.

Types of apprenticeships available: Mechanical engineering Electrical engineering Control systems, software integration and programming 3D CAD design.

ELECTRICAL WIRING TECHNICIAN

The Job

  • Mark out electrical panel plates and lay out components
  • Wire panels to electrical drawings
  • Check wiring continuity
  • Wire the panels into the machinery, and check all I/O Support machine installations around the world if required
  • Provide customer telephone support as and when necessary

The ideal qualifications/experience

  • ONC Electrical engineering (or similar)
  • Some basic plc knowledge an advantage
  • 16th addition
  • 4 year’s workshop experience

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Able to work under own initiative to solve machinery problems
  • Successful communicator with our overlapping disciplines e.g. drawing, manufacturing, and fitting departments
  • Prepared to travel worldwide, (when experienced)
  • Full European driving license (clean)
  • Current UK passport

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

The Job

  • Take control of electrical projects from concept to commissioning
  • Design machine controls, producing wiring and panel drawings
  • Panel build and wire the panels on the machinery
  • Design and write software for plc’s (our standard is Omron)
  • Support machine installations around the world
  • Provide telephone support as and when necessary

The ideal qualifications/experience

  • ONC/HNC Electrical engineering (or similar)
  • Omron plc programming (or other plc programming)
  • 16th addition an advantage
  • 4 year’s workshop experience

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Able to work under own initiative to solve machinery problems
  • Successful communicator with our overlapping disciplines e.g. drawing, manufacturing, and fitting departments
  • Prepared to travel worldwide, (when experienced)
  • Full European driving license (clean)
  • Current UK passport

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

The Job

  • Provide design support for our existing range of equipment
  • Design and detail new equipment using your own knowledge and experience Support new designs with assembly information
  • Provide detailed bought out part lists to the procurement department
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy and design with efficient machining in mind Liaise with manufacturing on a regular basis
  • Maintain drawing records, and ensure accurate information is available for machine manuals.
  • Get actively involved with new machine testing

The ideal qualifications/experience

  • Time served Mechanical Engineer ONC/HNC/degree level in Mechanical engineering
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems knowledge
  • Press tool knowledge an advantage
  • 3D modelling (Our system is Solidworks)
  • 10 years’ experience in a machinery design field, ideally with some hands on workshop experience

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Able to work under own initiative, and solve problems without support
  • Successful communicator with overlapping disciplines e.g. electrical, fitting and manufacturing departments
  • Prepared to travel worldwide, (when required)
  • Full European driving license (clean)
  • Current UK passport

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FITTER

The Job

  • Assemble machinery and press tooling from engineering drawings to high specifications
  • In-house testing of equipment prior to dispatch
  • Installation and training on equipment worldwide (when experienced)
  • Service equipment in the UK and worldwide (when experienced)
  • Provide telephone support to customers when required
  • Apply own ideas to overcome problems and keep projects moving forward
  • Provide feedback to the design office during the assembly process Use toolroom turning, grinding and milling equipment when needed to assist with the assembly process

The ideal qualifications

  • Time served Fitter/Toolroom Fitter
  • ONC/HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • Forklift License
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems knowledge
  • General welding ability

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Able to work under own initiative, and solve problems without support
  • Successful communicator with overlapping disciplines e.g. drawing, electrical, and manufacturing department
  • Prepared to travel worldwide, (when experienced)
  • Full European driving license (clean)
  • Current UK passport

TOOLROOM MACHINE OPERATORS

The Job

  • Operate NC or CNC manufacturing machinery in a manufacturing workshop
  • Provide manufacturing support to machine fitters
  • Provide feedback to design staff for manufacturing improvements
  • Produce high quality machined parts to drawing tolerances and finishes
  • Quality control responsibility for own manufactured parts

The ideal qualifications

  • Time served in a toolroom environment
  • ONC Mechanical engineering (or equivalent)
  • Forklift License an advantage

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Capable of producing a high output of finished parts
  • Able to work under own initiative to solve manufacturing problems
  • Successful communicator with overlapping disciplines e.g. drawing office, and fitting departments

ROLL TOOLING ENGINEER

The Job

  • Skilled in rollforming technology
  • Expertise in design of rollform tooling from galvanised sheet metal 0.5mm to 2.0mm thickness
  • Skilled in the fine tuning and setting of rollforming machines to produce the perfect profiles, after fitting the tooling

The Person

  • A conscientious and flexible attitude to work
  • Relevant mechanical engineering qualifications
  • This is open to UK and non UK candidates, however spoken English is a requirement