Trainee Positions

Manual Moulding Operator (M/F)

  • Specialising in manual moulding
  • Duration of training 3.5 years

Type of training
Recognised apprenticeship (dual vocational training arrangement), pursuant to German law governing apprenticeships (BBiG)

Duration of training:
3.5 years

Training locations:
Trainee workshops, operational units of iron and steel foundries, Friedrich-Albert-Lange Berufskolleg, Duisburg

What does the foundry engineer do?
Foundry engineers specialising in manual moulding make parts of moulds based on models of the workpiece to be made. They compile the parts of the mould to make a mould ready for casting and connect up the feed, operation and cutting system. Their work also involves the melting of metal as well as operation of the casting line. They check the results of their work by means of appropriate quality control procedures.

How is the apprenticeship structured?
During the first 18 months of training apprentices in the trainee workshops acquire skills and knowledge concerning the manual and mechanical processing of materials, manual moulding, melting and casting. Subsequently they have the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge of manual moulding in the different operational departments of the iron and steel foundry. Throughout the apprenticeship outside college courses are supplemented by in-company lessons. Furthermore, the trainees are prepared for the forthcoming examinations by means of technological training exercises.

What are the most important aspects?
Handicraft skills as well as careful and precise work are as important as a good knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Good spatial perception is also important for the interpretation of technical drawings.

What school qualifications are required?
A very good secondary school leaving certificate or higher level school examinations.

Technical Pattern Builder (M/F)

  • Area of work: foundry pattern building
  • Duration of training 3.5 years

Type of training
Recognised apprenticeship (dual vocational training arrangement), pursuant to German law governing apprenticeships (BBiG)

Duration of training:
3.5 years

Training locations:
Trainee workshops, operational units of iron and steel foundries, Friedrich-Albert-Lange Berufskolleg, Duisburg

What does the work of a Technical Model Builder involve?
Technical Model Builders specialising in foundry work prepare models for cast parts on the basis of construction drawings. Within this scope they consider the moulding procedure, the properties of the casting metal and the number of moulding processes necessary. In the course of producing the models the process materials such as hardwood, plastic or metal, for example by means of turning, drilling or milling. On the basis of the models, they produce casting mould equipment or permanent moulds. It is not always necessary to produce new models, sometimes it is possible to amend or modify existing ones. Using special measuring appliances, they control the dimensions of the models and check to ensure that they function correctly.

How is the apprenticeship structured?
During the first 18 months of the apprenticeship, the trainees acquire skills and knowledge in the trainee workshops in manual and mechanical processing of different modelling materials. Furthermore apprentices acquire fundamental skills and knowledge in manual moulding, melting and casting during the course of their training. Subsequently they have the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge of model construction in the different model construction departments of the iron and steel foundry. Throughout the apprenticeship outside college courses are supplemented by in-company lessons. Furthermore, the trainees are prepared for the forthcoming examinations by means of training exercises.

What are the most important aspects?
Handicraft skills as well as careful and precise work are as important as a good knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry. A very good spatial conception is also important for the interpretation and preparation of technical drawings of the models.

What school qualifications are required?
A very good secondary school leaving certificate or higher level school examinations.

Cutting Machine Operator (M/F)

  • Area of work: lathe technology
  • Duration of training 3.5 years

Type of training
Recognised apprenticeship (dual vocational training arrangement), pursuant to German law governing apprenticeships (BBiG)

Duration of training:
3.5 years

Training locations:
Trainee workshop, mechanical processing / steel foundry, maintenance facility, Berufskolleg Stadtmitte, Mülheim an der Ruhr

What does the cutting machine operator do?
Cutting machine operators make metallic precision components for all types of technical products. For example wheel hubs, cog wheels, engine and turbine parts. They install turning and milling machines and optimise CNC-machine programmes for this purpose. Cutting machine operators fix workpieces and tools in machines, adjust them and put the work process into operation. They carry out frequent checks to ensure that dimensions and surface quality correspond to the specifications. If any interruptions occur, they ascertain the cause by using appropriate test procedures and inspection equipment and ensure that the fault is repaired.

How is the apprenticeship structured?
During the first 18 months of the apprenticeship, the trainees acquire skills and knowledge in the trainee workshops in manual and mechanical processing of different materials. Subsequently they have the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge in the manufacturing sector of the steel foundry as well as in the maintenance facilities of the steel and iron foundry. Throughout the apprenticeship outside college courses are supplemented by in-company lessons. Furthermore, the trainees are prepared for the forthcoming examinations by means of training exercises.

What are the most important aspects?
Careful and precise work as well as handicraft skills are required. A good knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry are essential, for example for the calculation of mechanical adjustments or for the assessment of material properties. Good spatial perception is also important for the interpretation of technical drawings.

What school qualifications are required?
A very good secondary school leaving certificate or higher level school examinations.

Industrial Mechanic (M/F)

  • Area of work: maintenance
  • Duration of training 3.5 years

Type of training
Recognised apprenticeship (dual vocational training arrangement), pursuant to German law governing apprenticeships (BBiG)

Duration of training:
3.5 years

Training locations:
Trainee workshop, maintenance/repair work in the operating units of the iron and steel foundry, Berufskolleg Stadtmitte, Mülheim an der Ruhr

What does the industrial mechanic do?
Industrial mechanics working in maintenance sector ensure that machines and production plants are in good working order. Their tasks involve the servicing of production lines as well as the detection and elimination of  causes of malfunctioning. They use standard parts or make suitable spare parts themselves and carry out repairs. They check the results of their work by means of appropriate quality control procedures.

How is the apprenticeship structured?
During the first 18 months of the apprenticeship, the trainees acquire skills and knowledge in the trainee workshops in manual processing of materials and joining. Furthermore the apprenticeship involves training in turning, milling and fusion welding. Skills and knowledge in the area of control engineering can be learned in the maintenance units of the iron and steel foundry. Throughout the apprenticeship outside college courses are supplemented by in-company lessons. Furthermore, the trainees are prepared for the forthcoming examinations by means of training exercises.

What are the most important aspects?
Care and precision as well as good handicraft skills are very important in this profession, e. g. in the evaluation of technical documentation, in the servicing and maintenance of production lines. A good knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry is also required in order to understand the fundamental principles of control engineering. Good spatial perception is also important for the interpretation of technical drawings.

What school qualifications are required?
A very good secondary school leaving certificate or higher level school examinations.

Industrial Clerk (M/F)

  • Duration of training 3 years

In order to achieve our company objectives, it is essential for our products to be manufactured according to the principle of economic efficiency. This means the sales revenue generated with these products must be higher than their manufacturing costs. For such calculations figures are required which are made available by our in-company accounts department, in other words the cost accounting. Furthermore legal directives make it necessary to compile regular reports. This is the task of the external accounting system, the bookkeeping. The sales and marketing department of our company is responsible for sales of our products and, in negotiations for this purpose, ensures sufficient quantity volumes at reasonable prices. The purchasing department is responsible for availability of the necessary materials at favourably low prices for us. The principle factor of success in the manufacturing of goods – the human being – is appointed by the human resources department which remains in permanent contact with all employees.

The above-mentioned tasks in the commercial departments can only be executed by qualified employees. Professional training as an industrial business management assistant is necessary in order to qualify. This apprenticeship normally lasts for 3 years. A degree from a university of applied science is required. Personal aptitude will be ascertained in a written test and a subsequent interview.

We also offer this course of training within the scope of a dual study / practical work system. We have adopted this system because we see it as an effective way in which to cover our own needs for executive employees.