Industrial mechanics are active in production and servicing where they ensure that machines and production systems are always operational.
They set them up and check the functions. They apply suitable test methods, determine the cause of malfunctions, order the appropriate replacement parts or produce the parts themselves and carry out repairs. Following completion of assembly and test work, they instruct colleagues or customers in operation and handling.
If they work in the production of machines and precision manufacturing devices, industrial mechanics also process parts made of metal and plastics. They are familiar with processes such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding and various joining processes, e.g. welding and screwed connections, as well as the assembly and adjustment of components.
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Length of training
3 1/2 years
Type of training
Integrated vocational training (work and vocational college)
|Prerequisites||Secondary school leaving qualification, middle school or high school|
Analytical skills and technical understanding
Solid background in mathematics and physics
Good spatial imagination
High interest in machinery and production systems
Precise, responsible and team-based work
Making, processing and assembly of mechanical parts
Setting up machines and systems, operating and monitoring of production processes
Handling of maintenance and repair work
Repair of defective machines and sytems, determining spare parts, procuring or making it himself
Making technical drawings for machine parts and tools
|Options for further training and education|
Master craftsman (Industrial)