Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice (Responsive Engineering)

Responsive Engineering Group Ltd

General Description

Responsibilities include cleaning, sweeping, mopping, assembling, lifting, moving, operating machinery when trained and offering general labouring assistance where required. Responsibilities are varied and may include activities that assist other departments and personnel.

Main Duties

Principal responsibilities

  • Machine and equipment operation including shot blast, automated weld, pressure washing equipment, mechanical saws, cranes and FLT’s.
  • Assembly, fitting & testing of various products including but not limited to mechanical & electronic assembly
  • Weld preparation chamfering using hand tools and other chamfering equipment
  • Loading and unloading of hauliers and couriers
  • Stud welding using automated welding equipment
  • Robot weld cell operation
  • Etching & engraving
  • Loading & offloading profiling machines
  • Di-acro forming & rolling operations
  • Cleaning of laser slats
  • Digging waterjet tanks
  • Maintain external plate yard
  • Hand press operation
  • Movement of plates to the relevant operation
  • Loading of machinery where required
  • Removal of plates/product from machines/production areas
  • Disposal of scrap materials into the correct locations
  • Identification of product
  • General Housekeeping and labouring tasks
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by your Line Manager, Production Manager or a member of the Senior Management team

Requirements & Prospects

Desired Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team worker
  • Excellent time management
  • Good work ethic
  • Good spelling and grammar
Personal Qualities
  • Calm under pressure
  • Strong team player
  • Improvement and 5S drive
  • Embracing Change
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to interact with people at all levels within/external to the Company
  • The ability to self-prioritise workload
Desired Qualifications

GCSE maths and English 3/D or above (or equivalent)


Future Prospects

Opportunity for full time position on completion of the apprenticeship


About the Employer

In 2000 Responsive Engineering Group is formed under Express Group. Responsive Engineering Group brought together businesses already existing within Express Group – Weldex, Press-Ex, Streamline and a new company, Kingsway Precision.

Just 3 years later, in 2003 Responsive Engineering Group demerges from Express Group, taking Weldex, Pressex (formerly Press-Ex), Streamline and Kingsway Precision with them. These four businesses allowed Responsive to offer an unusually diverse amount of services including welding, fabrication, cutting, assembly, testing and pressing.

In April 2008 Responsive Engineering Group acquires Exact Engineering from Express Group, and in August of the same year Responsive merges Exact Engineering with Kingsway Precision. This furthers Responsive’s machining and engineering capabilities.

November 2012 sees Responsive Engineering Group acquired by Reece Group, a widely successful and family run business established as Soil Machine Dynamics in the early 1980’s. This leads to Responsive merging with an existing Reece Group company, Pearson Engineering Services, to form Responsive Engineering.

In 2014 Responsive Engineering moves to Armstrong works in Newcastle, a 33,300m² facility that has been a central part of British engineering for over 160 years. The historic Armstrong Works has been dubbed ‘Vickers Tank Factory’ and the ‘workshop of the world’ by many, due to its involvement in the production of ships, trains, and of course, tanks – a range of which can still be seen on display within the factory today.

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Armstrong Works

Scotswood Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE15 6UX

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Weekly Wage

£ 159.10

Expected Duration

12 months

Possible Start Date

19 Jan, 2022

Working Week
  • Monday – Friday 37 hours per week
  • Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

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Closing date: 24 Jan, 2022

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