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1st Technologies Ltd

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Vacancies: One

Location: Preston

Weekly wage: £140.63

Daily Hours and Breaks: Monday – Friday, Shifts TBC Total hours per week: 37.50

Job description:Apprentice Infrastructure technician

  • Apprenticeship level Advanced Level Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship duration 15 months
  • As an Apprentice Infrastructure technician at 1st Technologies your role will involve working within the Inbound and Outbound goods process. At the goods inbound process you will be tasked with efficiently testing, updating, grading and disassembling computer systems decommissioned from business clients. Your role in the goods outbound process will be assembling and testing custom configuration major brand servers, workstations and desktop computers from refurbished components.Working within an ever-growing friendly team in a purposely designed indoor heated computer assembly and workshop facility. A considerable amount of time will be spent standing and lifting/carrying up to 30kg whilst handling the server systems.Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:
    • Performing assembly and testing of custom configuration major brand PC’s, servers and workstations from refurbished parts
    • Perform fault finding and diagnosis when presented with errors during assembly or disassembly process
    • Structured organisation of work space to keep required tools on hand and your working environment tidy
    • Testing decommissioned ex-corporate equipment and disassembling components from systems
    • Working closely with team members to achieve co-ordinated production targets, helping to resolve recurring production issues and contributing new information to the internal knowledge base

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Computer systems assembly knowledge
    • Fault finding and reasoning skills to diagnose and interpret issues during assembly
    • Capable of working effectively to meet deadlines in a pressure environment
    • Ability to learn quickly and retain knowledge – the successful candidate will be working across a wide range of hardware which is constantly changing

    Skills desired:

    • Ideally comfortable at component level of Intel and AMD based PC’s, servers and workstations from leading manufacturers such as HP, Dell and IBM
    • Experience diagnosing and repairing hardware faults on X86 based computers and servers
    • Team leadership and junior management experience for future progression opportunities
    • An understanding and experience of Lean principles and ways of working

    Personal qualities

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Positive and enthusiastic candidate willing to learn and excel in IT Infrastructure
    • Sound decision maker
    • Creative thinker
    • Pursues excellence
    • Motivated and driven
    • Future orientated

    Desired qualifications

    • 5 GCSE’s grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

    Future prospects

    The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

    About the employer

    Founded in 1997, 1st Technologies is both a wholesale distributor and retailer of refurbished business class hardware specialising in desktop PC’s, servers, workstations and components from HP, Dell and Lenovo. The company has grown rapidly in the past 4 years on the back of strong multi-channel eCommerce growth and consistent trade and public sector sales. The firm employs 45 full-time staff from its Ribble Valley headquarters. Significant recent investment in infrastructure includes hardware diagnostic software, hard drive testing/erasure facilities, inventory management (ERP system) and professional cleaning equipment. Future expansion plans into secure asset disposition, hard drive refurbishment and full cosmetic restoration of PC’s/Laptops/Workstations all necessitate a broadening of technical expertise within the company.

    1st Technologies Ltd

    Unit X Bee Mill Preston Road Preston PR3 3XL

How to apply:
Call:01254 354 220

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