Mechanical Craft Apprentice

Job Function:

  • Undergo and complete advanced onsite training as a mechanical craft apprentice and obtain the required internally recognized SQP qualification level.
  • Undergo and complete advanced offsite training in Machine Tool Technology at Greenville Technical College and obtain the required certificate of completion.
  • Become proficient in the application and use of a hand tools and a wide range of machine tools including, but not limited to, milling machines, grinding machines, and lathes.
  • Become proficient in setting, adjusting, and maintaining work feed devices, timing & sequencing systems, input & output monitoring sensors, and power presses.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks in assigned departments as directed by the Training Coordinator or designated Mentors to assist with company needs and build performance and competence.
  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and ability to understand and read blue prints and SPC charts.
  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and ability to perform full measurement and inspection activities using a variety of metrology equipment.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of statistical process control, product functionality, control of manufacturing operations, and customer expectations.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of tool design, product development, and production of precision metal components in a manufacturing environment.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of deep draw tooling and the deep draw process.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping following 5-S principles.

Essential Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Achieve Stueken Qualification Level of 3.  

Physical Demands:

  • Duties include and are not limited to: see, hear, talk, stand, walk, lift, twist, and bend.
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, noise, vibrations, and hazardous materials.  
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

Hourly rate: $13.00 an hour

Benefits available:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance coverage (1x salary amount – employer paid)
  • Additional life insurance coverage options available – employee paid
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage – employer paid
  • EAP (employee assistance program)
  • Group Accident and/or Group Cancer coverage – employee paid
  • 401k
  • 401k employer match
  • Safety Shoes – employer paid
  • PTO (paid time off)

The apprenticeship program starts every year in June.

The email to inquire or apply for this apprenticeship program is