Industrial mechanic

The problem solvers

No matter what work needs to be done in a company, industrial mechanics can virtually do everything: milling and lathing, drilling and grinding, soldering and welding, filing and sawing, lubricating and screwing. They are universal handicraft talents and ensure that production does not stand still.

From commissioning to maintenance and repair, industrial mechanics handle the set-up and maintenance of production plants. In the case of a malfunction, they search for the cause and remedy it as soon and as efficiently as possible. Therefore, industrial mechanics have to analyze and think about the situation and they need technical and handicraft skills. If there is no spare part that fits available on the market, the mechanics have to make it for themselves.

Proper planning for trouble-free processes

Repair and maintenance works need to be properly planned and prepared so that the production plants do not stand still any longer than is absolutely necessary. This is carried out in close cooperation with the other departments. Industrial mechanics must be able to work in a team. They must be familiar with installation plans and tools, with environmental issues and safety instructions.

There are no two days alike in this job

Every day the industrial mechanic faces new challenges that can only be mastered with organizational skills, knowledge and creativity. At Uelzena, industrial mechanics accompany all production steps. They are acquainted with many different machines; however, they can also specialize if they want to and can thus become experts for certain equipment. It is a multi-faceted and exciting job where only one thing remains the same: the feel good factor associated with being an important part of the success story.


What are the requirements?

Secondary school qualification with good grades in maths and physics. Suitable applicants are selected after the conclusion of personal interviews and a suitability test.

What do we expect?

  • interest in production processes
  • handicraft skills and understanding of technical processes
  • accuracy and reliable action
  • commitment and reliability
  • ability to work in a team

Vocational training overview

The vocational training takes place within the scope of a dual system; this means in the company and the vocational school. Depending on the year of apprenticeship, the vocational school has to be attended once or twice a week. The practical training takes place in individual workshops.

How long does the vocational training take?

3.5 years        

The following two exams are required by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce:

  • midterm exam (theory and practice) in the second year of the vocational training
  • final exam (theory and practice) at the end of the vocational training period

Where is my vocational school?

Vocational school address:

Berufsbildende Schulen I
Scharnhorststra├če 10
29525 Uelzen

What opportunities are available for training and further education?

  • industrial master
  • technician
  • technical manager
  • technical business manager