Engineering Technician (Inspection) - Eaton Ltd

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Job Summary

Location: Havant PO9 2NB
Salary per week: £209.80
Working hours: Monday to Thursday 07.30 – 16.30, Friday 07.30 – 11.30
Applications in by: 19/08/2018
Interview Date: 23/08/2018
Job Code: ED29459

This is an exciting opportunity to learn all aspects of the quality role interpreting technical information and specifications. You will undertake the measurement of precision manufactured parts and make decisions about overall quality and identifying compliant and non-compliant parts. You will follow standard operating procedures to record outcomes and route parts on the part of their journey.

Eaton is an Original Equipment Manufacturer to a range of sectors. The Havant site focusses on the mechanical manufacture of hydraulic assemblies for the Aerospace industry. Eaton offer a supportive learning environment and have a strong track record of promoting and developing individuals as part of their succession management programme.

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Duties will include:

  • Work safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
  • Learn how to interpret  engineering drawings and Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P’s)
  • Learn how to check supplied and manufactured parts to ensure they meet tolerances and technical specifications.
  • Learn to identify and use the correct equipment to carry out the inspection of mechanical products
  • Become competent using Vernier’s, Micrometers, Height Gauges, Go/NoGo gauges as well as Co-Ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)
  • Learn how to follow the correct inspection procedure for the product or equipment being inspected
  • Become able to check linear measurements as well as geometric features
  • Learn how to identify and record out‐of‐specification features, following the Eaton procedure
  • Become able to undertake investigations into out of tolerance parts and where appropriate, obtain a concession for out‐of‐specification products
  • Learn how to quarantine out of specification products clearly marking them as out of tolerance
  • Become able to move compliant products to the correct location on completion of the inspection activities
  • Learn how to carry out first offs and patrol inspection activities
  • You will eventually be able to confidently deal with problems within their control and report those that cannot be solved

Other information:

  • The company are looking to recruit the right caliber individual for this role and see personal attributes as a key part of securing the personnel they want.
  • The company is located at the Bedhampton facility in Havant, you will need to be able to get yourself here reliably.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 6 months of block release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques           
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety 
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment                   
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems                            
  • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems               
  • General turning, milling and welding applications                  
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • You will also achieve Functional Skills in Math’s and English at level 2 (if you have not already achieved C+ or a Grade 4+ in these disciplines).

Skills required:

  • You be objective when making decisions
  • Methodical in the way you work
  • Have a  logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Personal qualities:

  • Your motivation, drive and focus are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will possess good communication skills as you will develop into a role where the ability to communicate on a technical level with peers and management is a crucial skill
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualifications required:

  • 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favourably


  • 20 days holiday plus 8 days statutory/bank holidays
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Subsidised  staff restaurant
  • Enrolment onto the company pension scheme (after qualifying period)

Future Prospects:

  • Eaton have an established and robust apprenticeship programme that is committed to producing a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Eaton want to develop their apprentices with a view to building a diverse, experienced and qualified workforce with progression routes available within the business for the right candidates.

Applications in by: 19/08/2018
Interview Date: 23/08/2018
Job Code: ED29459

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