Trainee Quality Controller (Apprenticeship Based)
We have an excellent apprenticeship-based career opportunity for a trainee to join the CPV team to work with Quality Control processes for manufactured, fabricated products and assemblies. The successful candidate will gain sufficient knowledge to be able to test and record data in accordance with recognised international standards and norms.
Based on the edge of the New Forest, near Romsey, CPV has been a pioneer in the development of thermoplastic pipe systems and, to this day, we are still committed to driving forward innovation in products, services and manufacturing techniques for a range of products.
Job Description and Person Specification
Founded in 1949, CPV is part of a family owned group of manufacturing businesses with over 70-years' experience in the plastics and industrial piping industries.
The company has been a pioneer in the development of thermoplastic pipe systems and is still committed to driving forward innovation in products, services and manufacturing techniques.
Over the years, CPV has become a world-class manufacturer of engineering pipework solutions for a wide array of applications including corrosion resistant pipe systems for chemical and hazardous media and pre-insulated pipe systems for district heating and cooling networks.
Trainee Quality Controller (apprenticeship based)
Hours of Work
Your normal days and hours of work are Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 7.30am to 4pm. You will be entitled to a 30 minute unpaid lunch break and two 10 minute tea breaks each day. Breaks are to be taken at times to suit operational requirements. The normal hours include 39 hours at the basic rate plus 5 hours overtime at 1.33 (1 hour each day) = 44 hours per week.
20% of the working week will be spent studying through the apprenticeship scheme.
The Company will require you to perform a reasonable amount of work outside your normal hours which is classed as additional overtime, and dependant on the needs of the business. Overtime work is paid at enhanced rates of pay according to the duration.
25 days paid annual leave plus public holidays (currently 8).
The Quality Manager
To understand Quality Control processes for manufactured, fabricated products and assemblies. Gaining sufficient knowledge to be able to test and record data in accordance with recognised international standards and norms.
- Reporting to the Quality Manager
- Learn all aspects of quality control and inspection requirements for CPV products
- Throughout each production shift, inspect, monitor and check the quality and dimensional tolerances and record on database
- Learn how to operate all laboratory testing equipment to be used to check product conformity to customer/international standards
- Maintain calibration control records and be responsible for co-ordinating the calibration of all inspection equipment
- Inspect purchased items for adherence to quality performance, specification and tolerances
- Investigate non-conforming product and customer complaints
- Record and analyse non-conformances in the Corrective and Preventive Action database
The employee will undertake an apprenticeship to Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations, with the modules chosen tailored towards the quality role.
This will involve work-based learning, with 20% of the working week dedicated to studying towards this qualification.
Minimum of grade ‘C’ in Maths, English and Science GCSE’s.
Good awareness of using power/manual hand tools and measuring equipment.
Good awareness of workshop tools and equipment.
Some awareness of thermoplastic extrusion techniques would be advantageous, although full training will be provided.
Any experience of following/adhering to written & verbal procedures/processes/instructions would be advantageous.
A basic understanding of engineering applications and processes, although full training will be provided.
Good communication skills.
Manual dexterity and good eyesight.
Accurate and methodical.
Enthusiastic approach to learning new skills.
Able to work in a team.
Conscientious, polite and adaptable.
Adhere to all company Health and Safety procedures and requirements.
Maintaining adherence to production and processing procedures.
This is an outline Job Description and employees will be required to undertake other duties as directed by their line manager.
In addition to your primary role, you may be asked to take on other secondary roles in the business, these include but are not limited to:
- Crane operator
- Internal Auditor
- Fire Marshall
- Health and Safety monitor
You will receive full training for any of these duties assigned to you, and once fully trained they will become included in your contracted work routine and responsibilities.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.