Job profile Industrial Mechanic
Industrial Mechanic in an industrial company using SCHÖLLY as an example
SCHÖLLY is a family-run, market-oriented industrial company. We manufacture and distribute visualization systems and are the world market leader in 3D endoscopy. Our focus is on Medical Endoscopy and Visual Inspection. Industrial mechanics learn how to combine, manufacture and process optical and mechanical components and soon work on the manufacturing process.
Activities / Job profile
Industrial mechanics ensure that machines and production plants are ready for operation. They manufacture equipment parts, machine components and groups and assemble them into machines and technical systems. They then set them up, put them into operation and check their function. Their duties also include the maintenance and servicing of the plants. They identify the causes of faults, order suitable spare parts or manufacture them themselves and carry out repairs. After completion of assembly and testing work, they instruct colleagues or customers in operation and handling. When working in the production of machinery and precision engineering equipment, industrial mechanics mainly produce components made of metal and plastic. They turn, mill, drill and grind the material, weld or screw the components and assemble and adjust them.
Typical tasks at SCHÖLLY are e. g.
- Installation and commissioning of machines and plants
- Servicing and maintenance of machinery and equipment
- Manufacture of equipment and machine components
- Repair work
- Assembly and adjustment of components and devices
- Detecting malfunctions, finding and correcting errors
- Improvement (optimization) of production processes
- Implementation of quality controls
Where are the opportunities to work?
Industrial mechanics can work in a variety of industries, e. g. mechanical and automotive engineering, medical technology in the electrical industry, textile industry and the wood and paper processing industry. They work mainly in the workshop as well as in the workshops and on production facilities. During assembly and maintenance work, they can be used at different work sites.
What is important?
Care is particularly important in this profession, e. g. when evaluating technical documents, maintaining and repairing machinery and carrying out quality controls. Knowledge of mathematics should be available, e. g. by converting values from tables or calculating lengths, angles or volumes for the production of spare parts. Knowledge from physics is important to deal with the different machines and production plants and to understand the necessary basics of electrical and control engineering. Computer skills also make it easier to start working with computer-controlled machines.
Which school-leaving certificate is expected?
No specific schooling is required by law. In practice, we mainly hire trainees with an intermediate education qualification.
That’s what we offer
A well-founded training in a globally active company. You will be actively involved in the various tasks of the mechanics right from the start. Do you want a challenging start to your professional life and are you willing to give your best in the company and at the vocational school? Then we look forward to receiving your application.
Experience report Industrial Mechanic
A experience report from a former trainee:
As an apprentice at SCHÖLLY, I get a deep insight into medical technology during my apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic. The many changing tasks make working at SCHÖLLY very versatile. Especially the machining and manufacturing of different components as well as working on different machines. The apprenticeship lasts 3 1⁄2 years, while the vocational school takes place twice a week in Freiburg.
The first thing I learned was how to use handheld tools. Filing, arriving, grains, centering and drilling form the basis of my training. I was quickly asked to work independently, where I was able to demonstrate my acquired skills on self-made exercise pieces. After about 3 months and a detailed safety briefing, work began on a lathe. Initially, I was able to gain the confidence I needed to be involved in the production after a short time.
Due to the early and independent processing of production orders, I am given responsibility and learn how to deal with it every day. Not only practical knowledge, but also theoretical knowledge is required. At the vocational school in Freiburg, I am simultaneously learning the theoretical knowledge about general turning.
During my previous training I learned how to use the following machines:
- Lathing machine
- Milling machine
- Laser marking
- Surface finishing machine
When I had questions and problems, my superiors and work colleagues give me the necessary advice and support. Extensive practice before the exams, together with my instructor, helped me to gain the confidence and confidence needed to achieve the best possible result.