This week we are featuring a fantastic opportunity at an electronics design and manufacture company.

Apprentice Electronics Engineer Circad Design Ltd

Brief overview of the role

Circad Design is a growing electronics design and manufacture business offering an excellent opportunity to join a fast paced business. They have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join their team in Ipswich as an apprentice.

Apprenticeship summary

• Working week o 40 hours per week 7.30am - 4.00pm (Days TBC) o Total hours per week: 40.00 • Weekly wage £156.00 • Expected duration 15 months

• Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy Description

During the apprenticeship you will spend time in the following departments:

• Test department • Production /Assembly department • Reflow, SMT/Assembly department • QC, Goods Out/Dispatch departments

In this role you will learn to produce, test, repair and diagnose faults in electronic circuits over a wide variety of processes. This will involve learning to read schematics, assembling boards and fault finding. With this apprenticeship, you will gain an understanding of electronics for a variety of products for national and international clients and also learn the skills to QC products.

Duties and responsibilities include:

• Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of Surface mount skills, Techniques and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff

• Setting up machines including - Screen Printer, Placement Machine, reflow oven

• Running a full SMT line

• Maintaining equipment

• Programming, inspecting and testing PCB Assemblies

• Assembling boards in production including soldering and placing components

• Final assembly of electronics products and QC

• Will learn the ability to carry out hands on rework of printed circuits boards, including SMT devices with fine pitched leads and leadless components

• To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department

• To undertake and successfully complete suitable course work throughout the training period

• Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the company

• To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair

• To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace areas

• To maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times

• To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Basic knowledge of operating computers but not essential • Any basic knowledge of PCB or Electronic components but not essential

Personal qualities

• Punctual • Eager • Results driven

Desired qualifications

• There are no desired qualifications, although maths and English would be beneficial Future prospects • If the candidate is successful upon completion of the apprenticeship, there will be a full time position available


Circad Design Ltd

Company Description

Circad Design Ltd have been designing and supplying bespoke electronic solutions to a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries across the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA since 2000 from their facility in Ipswich. When off the shelf products simply cannot meet your requirements Circad can offer a bespoke tailor made electronic solutions, designed and developed to your specification. They make integrating electronics into your product easy. From concept through design and prototyping to full manufacture and test, they will manage the whole process completely from within their factory.

Address The Sterling Complex Unit 12 Farthing Road Ipswich IP1 5AP

Training to be provided

Level 2 NVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations: • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Promoting effective working relationships • Preparing for manufacturing operations • Ensuring effective handover of manufacturing operations contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace • Manufacturing products using combined manufacturing operations • Functional Skills English and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider W S TRAINING LTD.

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