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MGS Apprentice Vacancy

Apprentice Machinist / Inspector


As part of our continued investment in the successful apprenticeship programme, we are again looking for apprentices to start in September 2018.

4-Year Apprentice – All aspects of machining – turning, milling, 5 axis, Inspection
Basic understanding of NC and CNC programming, reading drawings, Dimensional inspection, CMM programming and operation.

During Year 1 the apprentice will be full time at college learning the fundamental principles of machining a range of materials and tolerances.
From Year 2 onwards the apprentice will be within the business 4 days a week increasing their knowledge of machining specific to MGS. i.e. high precision, complex materials and both prismatic and circular components. The apprentice will spend approximately 4-month periods in the main sections with the final year being in the selected discipline of milling, turning, engineering or inspection. The apprentice will be allocated a mentor from within the business to assist with the learning and integration into the business.

Desired Skills

No essential engineering skills but previous experience within engineering or manufacturing would be an advantage.
Likely to show attention to detail in most tasks they undertake.

Desired Personal Qualities

Smart, presentable, and comfortable working within a team.
Comfortable questioning things, self-confident

Desired Qualifications

Maths, English and ICT at GCSE

Future Prospects

Substantial opportunities for the right individual. Progress could include managerial / team leader position within the factory or through to engineering and sales.

Working Hours

Year 1 – Full time college – college hours
Year 2- 4 Day release – Shift pattern to be discussed at end of Year 1 of Apprenticeship

Total Working Hours

Year 1 – Paid 38.5 hours – Full time college
Year 2 – 4 – Shift pattern to be discussed at the end of Year 1 of Apprenticeship. Day release at college once a week.

Hourly Rate of Pay – Meets or exceeds current government guidelines.
Closing Date – 3rd August 2018,
Expected Employment Start Date – September 2018

To apply for the vacancy please email your CV to


Quality Inspection Team Leader


Key responsibilities:

  • Comply with company process and procedures regarding Quality and Health & Safety.
  • Accept/reject in-process production by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; communicating required adjustments to production.

  • Accept/reject incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials.

  • Accept/reject finished products by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; returning products for re-work; confirming re-work

  • Generate and compilation of First Article Inspection Reports.

  • Making appropriate decisions when concerns over quality and safety become apparent.

  • Identify problems areas and liaise with operator and relevant personal to resolve them.

  • CMM programming of components.

  • Use the M1 CRM systems for booking and inspection of work.

  • Ensure all team members have allocated jobs and act as a point of escalation for any issues.

  • Highlight production issues (Technical / Quality / Health and Safety) issues to the Quality Manager / Production Manager.

  • Support training and development activities as requested by the Quality Manager.

  • Ensure all equipment used is in calibration and good operating condition.  Once used, the equipment is to be returned to its designated storage location.

  • Support daily production meetings for your section reporting on job progress and output requirements.


Other Job Functions / Accountabilities:

  • Assist Engineering in the development of method and inspection solutions for new projects.

  • Adopt a continuous improvement mindset when running jobs and highlight improvement opportunities to the appropriate Engineer and / or Production Manager.


Quality Inspector – Aerospace Indutry

Key responsibilities:

  • Visually and dimensionally inspect aerospace/engine products
  • Generate Non-Conformance Reports
  • Return notes to suppliers
  • Generation and compilation of First Article Inspection Reports
  • Identify problem areas and liaise with operators or relevant personnel to resolve them
  • Raising Non-Conformance Reports, elevating any issues to management when required
  • Make appropriate decisions when concerns over quality and safety become apparent


Candidate Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to interpret technical data, including blue prints, drawings and specifications
  • Experience of Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Setting and programming experience would be beneficial
  • NDT MPI bench unit & Penetrant fluorescent water wash
  • Magnetic particle level 2 to SNT-TC-1A/NAS410/EN4179 would be beneficial
  • Penetrant level 2 to EN4179/NAS410 would be beneficial
  • Prior experience of using measuring equipment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Be flexible in working shifts

CNC Setter/ Operators – Milling

We are an established precision engineering company looking for experienced machine shop inspectors and setter/operators. Shifts are rotating double days based on 6 – 2; 2 – 10 principle.


Machines available:

  • CNC Horizontal Machining Centres with Fanuc based controls.
  • CNC Vertical Machining Centre with Heidenhain Fanuc controls.
  • CNC 5-Axis Machining Centre with Heidenhain controls.