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Cutting Machine Operator

What do we expect of you?

Important are a good secondary school-leaving certificate (Hauptschule or Realschule), as well as manual dexterity, an interest in technical-functional connections, but also good concentration, stamina, and reliability.

How does the apprenticeship work?

Apprenticeship in a dual system that lasts 3 1/2 years. This means that in addition to working at the company, you will spend one or two days a week at vocational college. You will graduate with a craft certificate (Facharbeiterbrief).

During your apprenticeship, your tasks will be:

  • to manufacture precision parts made of various materials by means of machining processes such as turning or milling
  • to work on conventional or CNC-controlled machine tools according to drawings or other specifications
  • to programme, set up, and monitor the production process

What will you learn during the apprenticeship?

You will be trained, e. g.:

  • to assess material properties
  • to select materials according to their use
  • to ensure operational readiness of machine tools for manufacturing workpieces and components
  • to obtain order-specific requirements and information as well as to examine and implement them
  • to plan and execute work processes and subtasks under consideration of economic and scheduling aspects
  • to analyse production orders and assess technical feasibility
  • to input, test, modify, and optimise programmes for CNC-controlled machine tools
  • to manufacture workpieces made of various materials according to technical documentation
  • to adhere to occupational safety and accident prevention regulations
  • to observe and apply environmental protection measures