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Our customers rely on our ability to supply the parts they need, just when they need them.
Engineering at Futaba
Our engineering teams are the ones who keep everything running in our plants. It’s vital work, because our customers rely on our ability to supply the parts they need, just when they need them. That means our engineers need to be comfortable tackling any job.
So, we’ll cross-train you in everything from preventative maintenance, to mechanical and electrical engineering, to PLC sequencers. It’s hugely varied and interesting work, where no two days are the same and there’s always something to do, whether that’s rebuilding a motor or brushing up on your robotics skills. All in a close-knit, supportive team, where you can build your career in the way you want.
Our Engineering teams
As a major supplier to the auto industry, we have a lot of high tech, automated systems, from industrial robots to PLC sequence controls, as well as conveyors and motors. So, join this team and you’ll be providing vital 24-hour maintenance on a full range of advanced equipment.
Working on rotating day and afternoon shifts, you’ll be repairing breakdowns, solving problems and keeping machinery running. And all the time, you’ll be improving your skills and knowledge.
When anyone in Futaba needs a specialist piece of equipment, they usually need it in a hurry. That’s where this team comes in. We’re a highly skilled team of welders operating a fully-equipped fabrication shop that makes any kind of equipment. That could involve building anything from a trolley to transport parts around the factory, to a more specialist piece of kit. All so the business can continue to run as effectively and efficiently as possible.
In this team, we aim to make our production management system as streamlined as possible. This involves looking at value-added, non-value added and waste time and trying to reduce the amount of waste activity as much as possible. How? By balancing out workloads and reorganising work, so everyone at the plant spends as much time in their shift as possible involved in work that adds tangible value.
Press machine maintenance
Based at our Burnley factory, this team is responsible for keeping the press machines up and running. From routine maintenance to dealing with problems as they arise, they play a key role in ensuring we supply our customers with the parts they need.
The press machines at our Burnley plant are large, complex pieces of kit. So, maintaining the press tools and dies is a major role. That’s why we have a team of highly skilled tool makers with a well-equipped tool room in Burnley. Using CNC machines and lathes, as well as CNC milling machines, they make all the necessary press tools on-site, and keep the press machines up and running.
Site Services & Plant Asset Management
Join this team and you’ll play a key role in keeping our plants up and running. From looking after vital systems such as air conditioning, heating, ventilation, compressors and water pumps, to maintaining the grounds and the toilets, you’ll make sure the entire building is fit for purpose and meets our business needs.
Toyota apprenticeship programme
We want to give you every opportunity to develop the career you want at FMUK. That’s why we have a clear development pathway, so whatever level you’re at, you know exactly what you need to achieve in order to move to the next level, if that’s what you want.
It all starts with our exceptional apprenticeship programme, which is run by Toyota. So, you’ll spend two years training in mechatronics at Toyota, before you join us for a further two years, while you hone your skills and gain a full apprenticeship, alongside excellent on-the-job experience to prepare you for a career in Engineering. You’ll earn while you learn and gain all the skills you need to join our business.
Tool making apprenticeship programme
Our apprenticeship program in tool making, offers very similar benefits. Working with local colleges within Lancashire, we can provide our apprentices with an excellent blend of theory and hands on operational experience in tool making. The program is a 4-year program, which enables our apprentices to achieve either an HNC or HND qualification in tool making.
Meet some of the team
Ethan Grogan Toolroom Apprentice
I love the variety of jobs I do each day and the collaborative environment. No two days are the same and we discuss each job as a team to come up with the best solution. The company’s supported me throughout my apprenticeship. They paid for me to complete my HNC and HND qualifications. I spent a year learning the basics at college. And then completed my apprenticeship in the toolroom at Futaba, where I learned a variety of new skills. They were also very understanding when I couldn’t work my normal hours due to personal issues, and let me change my start and finish times.
Lexi Kenyon, Maintenance Apprentice
In my role, I enjoy the fact that every day brings different problems to solve. Some are easy fixes and simple to understand. But others can require some head scratching. It all adds variety to the job. Futaba’s like a big, close-knit family. We all get along and know each other well, and I feel they’ll always be there for me. I trained at Toyota Derby, where I learnt the foundation skills for being a maintenance team member. Futaba supported me while I was there, providing me with an apartment and covering some of my expenses. So, I believe it’s a great place to build a long career.
Lachlann Williams, Maintenance Apprentice
I enjoy the versatility of my role and that every day presents a new challenge. Working for a company like Futaba also means that you get to learn a lot of Japanese working procedures that focus on safety. And I can see there’s a caring culture here. The company supported my development by sending me to Toyota’s Apprentice Development Centre for two years to achieve my mechatronics apprenticeship. This included paying for my accommodation while I was based in Derby. And now they’re continuing to support me on my apprenticeship course. It’s a great opportunity.
Reuben Hudson, Maintenance Engineer
One of the things I enjoy about working at Futaba is the friendly environment. There are always new challenges and something different happening every day. The company’s given me lots of opportunities to learn new skills, such as advanced PLC training and MEWP (cherry picker) training. It’s all helped to develop my career as an engineer and given me more skills and experience. And while I was completing my apprenticeship, people from all departments offered me their time and support, which really helped me. So, I appreciate all the opportunities I’ve had and I’m looking forward to more in the future.
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