Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

A fantastic opportunity is available to join the world’s leading quartz manufacturer for the semiconductor industry. Within this area of expertise, our customers take silicon wafers through the process of becoming computer chips. With this we produce & ship our products all over the world.


  • Work one-on-one with the Manufacturing Specialist to learn the specialised skill set.
  • Work with quartz glass and to check & inspect your work.
  • Follow a designed program.
  • Perform machining operations to manufacture production and prototype quartz components to precise dimensions.
  • Inspect machining operations and finished products.
  • Perform cleaning, grinding, cutting, and washing operations.
  • Using CNC and manual machine centres, as well as hands on manual fabricating work.
  • Report time and material movements in ERP system as required.
  • Maintain a safe, organised, and clean work area.


Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard;

  • Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

From September, training will be day release to Derwentside College, Consett.

Potential progression within the team. Potential for progression within offsite learning and further studies.

Apprenticeship Standard
Engineering operative (level 2)
Training Provider
Working Week
Monday to Thursday 7.00am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am – 12.00 noon. 40 hours per week minimum (40 hours maximum if under 18 years of age, as per government guidelines).
Expected Duration
15 Months
Positions Available
Closing Date
Monday, 2nd September 2024
Start Date
Tuesday, 3rd September 2024

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • English & maths GCSE or equivalent, grade 4/C (Essential)

About the Employer

Tosoh Quartz, Inc. was incorporated in the year 2000 but has been in operation in the United States since 1957 and in Europe since 1992. Located in Portland, Oregon and Durham, England, Tosoh Quartz, Inc. produces quartz glassware for the semiconductor industry for use in the processing of integrated circuits. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been dedicated to uncompromising quality and service since its inception. The employees of Tosoh Quartz, Inc., driven by their desire to produce the highest quality, technically correct product possible, possess an attention to detail and an "anything is possible" attitude. Through controlled growth and careful training, Tosoh Quartz, Inc. have become known in the semiconductor industry as the quartz fabrication shops whose specialty is providing the customer with products that other suppliers deemed impossible to fabricate. Over 450 employees working within 100,000 square feet in two facilities located in Portland, Oregon (MAP ») and Durham, England (MAP ») comprise the backbone of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. Our design engineering capabilities, training and technology exchange programs, coupled with the latest custom machinery and quality control equipment has allowed us to maintain our reputation of being the industry leader in technology and quality worldwide.
Unit 2, Parkhead, Stanley, Co Durham, England
Employment Type
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Unit 2, Parkhead, Stanley, Co Durham, England
Employment Type
Intermediate Apprenticeship