Apprentice Machinist (Advanced Manufacturing Engineer) L I J Fluid Power Ltd

L I J Fluid Power Ltd · Competitive · Leyland
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This rewarding career requires a broad skill set -math, mechanical design, interpreting technical drawings and programs, eye for detail - to properly transform a metal casting into a valuable working machined part. Its a unique fusion of digital and physical, brains and hands-on work.

CNC Machinists work with computer numerical controlled machine (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic and other materials. Computer numerical controlled equipment is precision machinery that cuts, grinds, or drills into material. CNC machinists make adjustments to the machine to control speed, material feed and path of the cut, as well as make sure the machines are set up properly, working well and producing a quality product. They review the finished product to make sure it is defect free and ready for the next step in production.

Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled complex and precision work. They machine components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools.

The range of tools and equipment you may use as part of your daily tasks may include:

  • Centre Lathes
  • Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machines
  • Horizontal and Cylindrical Grinding Machines
  • Single and Multi-Axis CNC Machines
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Must have an interest in Engineering
  • Good timekeeping and attendance

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above including English, maths
  • Science and Technology is desirable
  • Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

Future prospects

  • Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Things to consider

  • Please do not contact Company direct
  • Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist
  • Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role


About the employer

LIJ Fluid Power Ltd are experienced hydraulic engineering contractors based in Leyland. They manufacture, supply, install, repair and service a wide range of hydraulic systems and components.


L I J Fluid Power Ltd


Centurion Court Unit 1

Wheelton Lane


PR25 3UQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Machining
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

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