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Technical Product Designer

in the field of machine and plant construction

What do we expect of you?

In addition to a good secondary school-leaving certificate (Realschule), you will need a high degree of care, creativity, team spirit, reliability, and the ability to perform precise work.
To train as a technical product designer, good spatial awareness and a good command of English are also required. You should also be interested in mathematical, technical-functional connections.

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 design and manufacture components and assemblies or complete systems according to customer requirements
  • to manufacture detailed models by using the CAD system Solid Edge
  • to adhere to and apply the applicable standards
  • to examine detailed designs as to their feasibility
  • to produce drawings including all dimensions, surface details, and additional details for their manufacture
  • to independently determine suitable standard parts and materials according to their intended use
  • to draw up all required accompanying documents for a project
  • to work on joint projects in technical offices in a team that includes engineers and technicians

What will you learn during your apprenticeship?

Topics are e. g.:

  • to draw up and use technical documents in accordance with the applicable standard (drawing board and CAD),
  • to evaluate and distinguish between materials
  • to distinguish between and select manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • to plan and design components and assemblies
  • to design, elaborate, and perform the calculations for components and assemblies
  • The course includes a practical part lasting several months at the training workshops for electronics and manufacturing, as well as a stay at the “study island Spurwechsel”