• Welding and Fabrication Services 
  • Excellent Management and Production Processes 
  • Excellent Workplace Culture on Offer 

 About the Employer 

Macweld is a business that focuses on providing a quality service, with products that are finished to the highest standards. 

They pride themselves on having the skills & experience needed to repair & fabricate a broad range of projects that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. 

Over the last few years MacWeld ltd has grown to tackle customer’s problems and more complex projects.  In addition to using qualified staff and the latest equipment, it has well structured management and production process.   

About the Opportunity 

Macweld range of services includes alloy, structural steel, gates and fencing, stainless steel, hand rails and more.  This business has trained a number of apprentices and has the owners and other qualified trades to help you along the way and receive excellent training and support through your apprenticeship. 

To start you’ll be working alongside a mentor learning the basics and getting those right  measuring, cutting steel, running a saw and welding.  You’ll get to work in the workshop and out on site. 

About You 

There’s lots of variety on offer with this apprenticeship so you’ll need to be not only keen to learn but also keen to take on lots of different tasks – no two days will be the same here. 

What you need: 

  • A pre-trade is preferred but not essential 
  • NCEA Level 2 in English and Maths 
  • Drivers Licence – Learner Licence is ok to start but you’ll need to be progressing to Restricted within about 2 months of starting 
  • Excellent work ethic and attitude 
  • Positive and able to work in a true team environment 

 Hours 

Standard Hours are Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm.  Some opportunity for overtime and weekend work as you progress through the apprenticeship. 

Qualification 

National Certificate in Engineering – Fabrication (Level 4) with strand in Heavy Fabrication 

  • Graduates of this qualification will be able to: 
  • Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment. 
  • Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, processes, tools, and equipment for the task being undertaken. 
  • Apply relevant knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards. 
  • Apply knowledge of welding to safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment. 
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems to the fabrication of components and/or provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment. 
  • Practice effective communication within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace. 
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the engineering fabrication field. 
  • Produce a range of heavy fabricated products, including trucks and trailers, earthmoving machinery, manufacturing equipment, and pressure vessels from heavy gauge plate, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques.