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Industrial mechanic (m/f/d)

The industrial mechanic maintains technical systems, sets up and commissions production systems and modifies them as required. Industrial mechanics also monitor and optimize manufacturing processes. And they find and repair faults in systems. Industrial mechanics ensure operational readiness in close cooperation with the plant operator.


Programme length: 3.5 years

Start date: 1 September

School-leaving qualification: Secondary school leaving certificate (equivalent to GCSE) with good grades or A-level technical school-leaving certificate

The contents of the training:

In the first year of training, the curriculum starts with basic knowledge of metalworking and electrical engineering. The practical part starts with mechanical machining, i.e. computer-controlled milling, drilling and grinding of metal objects. After a short time, you will be able to maintain and repair smaller systems and devices on your own.

In the second year, you will attend welding courses, for example MAG & E-Hand. The next thing on the schedule will be an intermediate exam. Subsequently, you will deal with the processing of plastics in the third year. In addition, pneumatics and hydraulics will be two focal points. In the fourth and last year, the focus will be on warehouse technology and the design and construction of complete production systems. Before you take your final exam, you will of course be well prepared by us.

Be an apprentice industrial mechanic for five minutes (360° video)

The training content of the profession seems to match your interests in theory? But can theory and practice be combined? Come and help our apprentice Oliver and his trainer Dennis Brandt change the drive belt. They will introduce you to the field personally, can give you an understanding of the praxis and share their impressions of the company. Have a look around and see what the production department looks like and the impressive size and complexity of the plant (and this is only one of the many plants :-) ).

All roads lead to Rome - or do they: How do I find my dream job?

As varied as our training programs are, the path between graduation and starting training is often just as varied. Some of them already know in their school days exactly which profession their heart beats for. It may so happen that during a study course or an apprenticeship, you find out that you are not on the right track and that you are reorienting yourself. Or you probably even have a degree in your pocket and feel like you haven't reached the end yet. Every path is the right one, if you follow your gut feeling. Here, you can see what experiences our apprentices have gathered:

First it was bicycles, then mopeds, and later cars that awakened Raphael's passion for the "screwing” process. So it is only logical that he first thought about becoming a car mechatronics technician. But the career prospects seemed too bad for him. The critical tip to apply for an apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic came from his father. This is how Raphael found his dream job.

Together through the apprenticeship

If you add up all apprenticeship years and training occupations, a total of 45 apprentices are learning at our site. This is a big team and in the truest sense of the word, too. In addition to joint activities and annual excursions, the individual trainees rely on each other every day in their various training occupations. The work processes run hand in hand, which is why it is all the more important to know and understand one another:

The red warning signal of the floor production plant lights up. Machine and system operator Elias detects a fault in the system – a sensor holder is defective He discusses the further course of action together with the industrial mechanic Lukas and the electronics technician for industrial engineering Leon.
Industrial mechanic Lukas takes the sensor holder to the workshop to repair it. He then attaches it to the system and hands it over to Leon. The electronics technician for industrial engineering now adjusts the sensor correctly using a laser. After the machine and system operator restarts production, industrial management assistant Luzie can be sure that the ordered laminate is produced as planned and loaded onto the truck. She transmits her goods transport to Lukas, specialist for warehouse logistics. He can load the order and send it on its way to the customer.