Intelligent Dental Solutions Laboratory Ltd- Apprentice in Engineering Operative Level 2 (Ref: VAC001553981)

Salary: £174.00 - £328.40Closing Date: 18 Jul 2019Hours: Monday to Friday with times TBC (possible overtime) - 40 hours

Intelligent Dental Solutions Laboratory Ltd

Intelligent Dental Solutions was established due to the demand for a laboratory capable of offering Specialist Prosthetic Services to Specialist Dentists. We cover the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham. This need arose because of the lack of Technicians who can commit the time and possess the necessary skills required to produce Private Prosthetics, with the result being work carried out by N.H.S. laboratories with little or no experience in the private sector.

We at IDS believe we have the solution to this problem by offering a highly professional service to Specialist Private Dentists, whilst maintaining the capacity to accept N.H.S quality work!


Brief overview of the role

To work within a small team manufacturing dental products and prosthetics using varied techniques and machinery.

Vacancy description


Working within the dental laboratory as part of a very small team, learning and training:

  • Provide information to customers when necessary
  • Adhere to health and safety, as well as industry regulations
  • Learn all recording and paperwork processes
  • Creating dentures, splints, implants, etc
  • To master the use of dental plasters, waxes and acrylic
  • To make models and moulds using relevant tools, equipment and machinery
  • Casting impressions received from the dentist, using dental plaster
  • Removing impressions and rim, trimming model to smooth and grind using grinding wheel
  • To polish and finish denture
  • Learning various techniques in line with the dental industry


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Good coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to listen, understand and follow instruction to complete tasks
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to ask questions when necessary


Personal qualities


  • Excellent personal hygiene
  • Friendly and communicative
  • Polite/well-mannered
  • Remaining calm under pressure


Desired qualifications


Maths and English A-G, Grade 2 and above or equivalent Functional Skills (Level 1). 


Future prospects


Full time employment and progress within the company. 

Training and financial incentives available to the right candidate. 


Things to consider


This work can be challenging to meet deadlines. 

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