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16909 Heiligengrabe 

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Machine and system operator (m/f/d)

The machine and system operators prepare work sequences and put machines into operation. They equip the machines and operate them. They implement quality checks with a trained eye and the skills that they learn.


Programme length: 2 years

Start date: 1 September

School-leaving qualification: Completion of the 10th grade

The contents of the training:

As an apprentice machine and system operator, your first year will focus on how to plan and prepare work processes. After the planning comes the praxis: This is about setting up and operating production systems. You will also learn how to control a material flow. Maintaining and inspecting plants is also part of the curriculum. In the second year, you will acquire knowledge of control and feedback control systems and quality assurance measures. And once you’re know all this, you're ready for your final exams!

Be an apprentice machine and system operator for four minutes (360° video)

The training content of the profession seems to match your interests in theory? But can theory and practice be combined? Join our trainer Dennis Brandt and our apprentice Calvin on a tour of the production department. 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 to obtain an impression of us.

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:

Florian feels at home in Heiligengrabe and everyone here knows someone who works at SWISS KRONO. With him, it is his aunt and uncle who often talk about their jobs as machine and system operators. And then two trainers from SWISS KRONO came to his school class to speak about the company. Both cool guys, Florian had thought immediately. He could very well imagine doing his apprenticeship with them. So he sent his application to SWISS KRONO and got accepted.

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.