Toolmaking Apprenticeships

The Craft of Toolmaking

A toolmaker is a skilled worker who produces and maintains precision tools used in the production of metal, plastic and other materials of all shapes and sizes. The work of a toolmaker involves interpreting drawings and technical data to machine and assemble with great accuracy jigs, fixtures, moulding tools, dies and punches.

Care and attention to detail and high precision are the hallmark of Toolmaking. They operate a range of specialist engineering machines such as lathes, milling machines, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines, grinding, milling and boring machines. Drilling and spark erosion equipment are the key skills as are the use of precision, marking out and measuring tools.

Toolmakers require many skills including:

  • Working with a variety of specialised hand and power tools
  • Operating a range of specialist engineering machines
  • Interpreting and analysing technical drawings and specifications
  • Measuring, marking out, cutting and machining mild steel, stainless steel, alloy steels and aluminium plate and pipe

Personal Qualities and Skills

An awareness of health and safety and good housekeeping is essential as well as attention to detail. Producing high levels of accuracy demands patience and concentration. You need to be able to read, understand and analyse engineering drawings. Good numeric skills are important to make precise measurements and calculations.

The Toolmaker must have the ability to:

  • Solve problems practically
  • Communicate effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Patience
  • Adaptability
  • Plan and Organise Logically
  • Good co-ordination and hand skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Show a positive attitude
  • Recognise the need for good customer relations
  • Demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness

Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships

The Craft of Metal Fabrication

What is a Metal Fabricator?

The Metal Fabricator’s work involves the installation and manufacture of a range of metallic systems to include pressure vessels, tank and boiler manufacture, structural steel systems, plate steel systems and piping systems.

Metal fabricators can shape steel components with the aid of thermal cutting equipment and a range of machinery used in bending, folding and cutting metal plate and pipe components.

Thermal processes such as MMA (Manual Metal Arc) welding, TIG/TAG (Tungsten Inert Gas and Tungsten Active Gas) welding MIG/MAG (Metal Inert Gas and Metal Active Gas welding and oxy acetylene welding and brazing are skills used by the metal fabricator.

Metal Fabricators require many skills including:

  • Working with a variety of specialised hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of a range of metal fabrication processes
  • Performing a range of welding processes
  • Interpreting technical drawings and specifications
  • Measuring, marking out, cutting and welding mild steel, stainless steel, alloy steels and aluminium plate and pipe
  • Installation of structural steel systems

Personal Qualities and Skills

As a Metal Fabricator you will need to be physically active and to be able to work with your hands. An awareness of health and safety and good housekeeping is essential as well as attention to detail.

The Metal Fabricator must have the ability to:

  • Plan and organise
  • Communicate effectively
  • Solve problems
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Show a positive attitude
  • Recognise the need for good customer relations
  • Demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Higher Education Apprenticeship Degree Programme

The Role:

TEG is offering an opportunity into the high-growth Aviation, Bio-pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical industries through our inaugural Work-Based Mechatronics Systems Engineering Higher Education Apprenticeship Degree Programme.

Commencing in September 2019 the successful candidates will spend a full four years in the workplace, gaining credit for their workplace learning while taking their academic modules online and having the opportunity to earn while you learn.

The Programme:

The higher education apprenticeship is a 4-year programme, where you “earn while you learn”.  You’ll combine learning at IT Sligo with a real job working on active projects at TEG.

Your first year you’ll be a TEG employee and earn a full salary where you will learn the engineering basics you’ll need for your future role. You’ll primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. This means supporting activities ranging from early concept, design and development stages.

During the second, third and fourth years you will move between your studies, largely online at IT Sligo, with minimal attendance, and a team of skilled colleagues in TEG. As well as receiving first-class training and support, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in their field.

By the end, you’ll have a string of impressive qualifications and the solid foundation you need to build your future here.

We’ll pay your tuition and course fees and give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package. You can also expect to be on a competitive salary following completion of the programme.

The Person:

You will be innovating, ambitious, curious, have a hunger to learn. You will love nothing more than tackling complex problems. Thinking about how things could work better. You will always act with integrity and model your behaviour on the TEG values. You will represent TEG in a transparent and honest manner setting a strong example for others to follow. You will learn to design and articulate complex concepts.

What else do you need to know?

We will only accept applications made to us via email. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact careers@teg.com

TEG is an equal opportunities employer, which cultivates opinion, listens to all views with respect, recognises people based on their merits without bias and embraces diversity.

What you’ll get

  • Higher education qualification (B.Eng.)
  • Ability to “Earn while you learn”
  • Increasing your employability – ability to contribute immediately in the workplace
  • Reduce the cost of your education
  • A competitive pension

Applications will close on the 30th of June 2019 please ensure your application is submitted by this time

TEG is an equal opportunity employer