Maintenance Apprentice (Foundry Division)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Apprentice to join Thomas Dudley Foundry Limited.

Thomas Dudley Foundry Limited is a member of the successful Thomas Dudley Companies. Still owned and managed by the Dudley family generating a turnover exceeding £40 million with 480 employees. Thomas Dudley Limited has been trading since 1920 and comprises of two divisions, plastic injection moulding and cast-iron foundry.

Our brands are associated with quality and value.

At Thomas Dudley we are seeking to find through our apprentices the leaders of tomorrow, therefore you should have a drive to succeed and want the stability of a great Company.

Your bit…..

  • You will be driven and have a passion to succeed
  • You will see yourself long term becoming a senior manager within the Company
  • You will be prepared to continue your development both professionally and hands on
  • You will be able to have an opinion and the confidence to share it
  • Be aware of how you come across and work hard to network

What you need to do it…..

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have an excellent attention to detail and an eye for accuracy
  • Have great organisation skills, ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Have strong IT skills
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Be part of a team

Our bit…..

  • Opportunity for career growth within TD in the following disciplines
    • Maintenance Team Leader
    • Maintenance Supervisor
    • Maintenance Manager
  • Academic and personal development
    • Personal development in
      • Communication skills
      • People skills
      • Management Styles
  • Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments. Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

•             understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained

•             understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment

•             understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact

•             understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems

•             understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities

•             understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes

Specific Specialist Skills:

•             read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems

•             carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment

•             carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment

•             carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:

  • Maintaining mechanical equipment
  • Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment
  • Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment
  • Maintaining process control equipment

•             carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable).

•             contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

  • Mentor
    • A TD Mentor will be assigned to assist and give direction / advice on career choices
    • Regular meetings with Mentor to discuss any issues and review your progress
      • Support Maintenance Technicians
      • Repair of Jigs and Fixtures to specifications
      • Develop understanding of electrical installation



  • Bi annual profit related pay incentive
  • 25 day’s holiday + Statutory
  • Social and Charity events
  • Discounted benefits package

Are you interested? …….

  • Apply in writing to

Next steps ……….

  • We will be in touch if you are successful – (email ideally)
  • There will be an assessment centre