You will be based at our Red Bridge site in Bolton and will be working as a Lean Manufacturing Apprentice in Operations.
- Manufacturing Apprentice
- Full-time – Apprenticeship
- Working week - 07:45-17:00 Mon-Weds, 07:45-16:30 Thurs, 07:45-12:30 Fri, it is possible that this pattern could change to Mon-Thurs with the same hours (41.25), some flexibility is required
- Pay: £6.56 NMW (for first 12 months during the apprenticeship)
Neenah Red Bridge (NRB) is the UK based subsidiary of a publicly quoted US multinational, Neenah Inc.
Located on the edge of Bolton, NRB is a specialist coater and converter of a number of different highly engineered materials, such as paper, cotton, non-woven & synthetic substrates. These are used in a wide range of applications including; the supply of covers for passports, sample books, menus & religious books. In addition, NRB manufactures & supplies coated substrates for specialist, highly durable label applications & coated special effect digital wallpaper bases.
The business is a long established one, with over 90 years in existence & is heavily export focused, supplying its products all over the globe
Job Description: Lean Manufacturing Apprentice
You will be based at our Red Bridge site in Bolton and will be working as a Lean Manufacturing Apprentice in Operations. In this role you will work as part of a production team in a batch process, factory environment. You will start in the cloth coating and mixing areas before moving on to learn other machines, some activities will involve manual handling and some physical exertion. You will be involved with our Continuous Improvement programme and attend the Health and Safety committee meetings. We are looking for someone who wants to run machines, get to know manufacturing processes, helping to solve quality problems and help make the workplace more efficient and safer.
You will be working in a manufacturing environment and you will receive training to complete the tasks below:
What you will be doing
- Learn about and train in all manufacturing areas of the business and become multiskilled
- Setting up and operating a variety of machines and equipment used for mixing, coating, embossing, sheeting, slitting, guillotining with initial focus on cloth coating
- Learning about the base materials, coatings and finishes of the products
- Learning about the process routes for products
- Learning about colour matching
- Packing of orders ready for despatch
- Carrying out quality checks
- Be a health and safety rep for the manufacturing areas
- Helping to improve risk assessments and developing SOPs
- Helping to standardise work activities
- Safe working practices + the importance of Health and Safety at Work
- Reporting material and equipment faults to Supervisors
- Cleaning and maintaining work areas
- Learn how the plant operates & what needs to be achieved on a daily, weekly, yearly basis.
- Learn from other departments to get a full understanding of the business
- How to participate effectively in lean manufacturing (process improvement) activities.
By the time they achieve the Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standard, the apprentice will have developed a professional standard of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:
- Health and safety
- Lean manufacturing operations
- Quality control
- Problem solving
- Continuous improvement
- Communication and team work
- Workplace organisation
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship