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FALL 2019 Apprentice Program for Metalworking Trades in Fort Mill, SC at Schaeffler Group

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Job Description

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Metalworking Trades Apprentice for our Fort Mill, SC facility. The apprentice program is five and a half (5.5) years in length and is comprised of two main components; academic/shop theory studies at York Technical College (YTC) and on-the-job training (OJT) at one of our three facilities located on our Fort Mill campus.

Why become an Apprentice?

  • Tuition, Books, Tools, and Uniforms are paid for by Schaeffler
  • Apprentices are paid throughout the entire program
  • Apprentices receive valuable Classroom and On-The-Job Training and become an internal source for filling key jobs involving new products and technologies
  • Upon completion of the program, graduating apprentices will receive an Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance from York Technical College and a Journeyman Certificate from the United States Department of Labor

Key responsibilities include:

  • Complete 7,000 hours of training, which includes the College Program and on-the-job training in our manufacturing facilities (Production areas, Maintenance, Tool Room and/or prototype lab).
  • OJT is rotational and will include, but is not limited to:
    • Working in manufacturing areas to gain the ability to know / recognize parts to ensure product flow and organization
    • Operating and controlling furnaces and auxiliary equipment
    • Operating stamping presses, which involves using an overhead lift to manipulate rolls of steel into the press
    • Inspecting parts by using gauges and lab equipment. Must also maintain inspection records
    • Conducting preventive and / or corrective maintenance on manufacturing equipment
    • Assisting maintenance personnel with installation or repair of motors on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and / or hydraulic equipment
    • Delivery of parts to required work stations in a timely manner; which requires lifting and operation of hand truck/tugger
    • Breaking down and cleaning of tooling
    • Inspect tooling for damage or wear and assist with minor repair. Must interpret blue prints and use various machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, etc.
  • Successfully complete, to the Company’s specification, courses of study required for the Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or Industrial Maintenance to include, but not limited to:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Precision Measuring Instruments
    • Basic Machine Shop Theory & Practice
    • Electricity / Electronics
    • Basic Metallurgy & Heat Treating
    • Technical Writing
    • Basic Hydraulics & Pneumatics
    • Human Relations
    • Metric System
    • OSHA / Safety
    • CNC Theory & Practice
    • Drive Systems & Power Trains
    • Machine Maintenance
    • Electrical/Mechanical Controls

Upcoming Events:

National Apprenticeship Week Event: Learn more about our program and meet our current Apprentices as they display current projects and all that they have learned in their time with Schaeffler.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: 308 Springhill Farm Road   Fort Mill, SC 29708

To RSVP or find out more information, contact Sandy Rice at sandy.rice@schaeffler.com

Check back for updates about upcoming events on campus!

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successfully place into the minimum Math and Reading levels for the Apprenticeship Curriculum via the Compass Placement Test (required for school admission);
  • Measure mechanical aptitude by taking the Bennett's Mechanical
  • Ability to move or lift 35 pounds

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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