By | February 4, 2020

2020 Apprenticeship Programme at NOV

Closing date: 05 February 2020

Location: Port Elizabeth

As a welding Apprentice to learn the trade of Welder, practical & theoretical, and to pass trade tests by on-the-job training and trade school.


  • Must be proficient with and have passed Matric
  • Same practical work as specified under Trainee Welding Operator
  • Complete theoretical & practical syllabus as per training modules
  • Exposure to practical on-the-job training
  • Must be able to pass theoretical and practical tests for the different levels as per training program
  • Explanation of works instructions (shop docs) and facilitating work flow by reading of drawing details and executing the work instructions as per the work management system.
  • Assisting in issuing of manufacturing processes.
  • Effectively report any HSE or productivity issues through the correct channels
  • Work to achieve high quality in the assembly and welding of component parts
  • Be proficient in the use of all welding equipment used in the Fabrication Shop.
  • Work to weekly production schedule highlighting any key areas which may prevent achieving daily targets
  • Interpret weld procedures, engineering drawings from sketches, materials and electronic images identifying the most efficient, cost effective solution without compromising quality or safety
  • Maintain welder traceability
  • Follow recognised procedures for issuing and returning of welding consumables from stores (rods, wire, flux)
  • Notify the Supervisor of any mistakes, omissions or alterations necessary to drawings or bills of material
  • Contribute to the development of systems and improvement in working practices and processes
  • Accurately complete details on time sheets/Kronos electronic timekeeping – return them to the Supervisor on completion of a job
  • Participate in resolving assembly and production issues
  • Complete regular preventive maintenance
  • Report malfunctions to Maintenance as needed
  • Maintain production area housekeeping 5S
  • Minimize waste by using/disposing of raw materials and consumable items efficiently
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