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Careers in skilled crafts and trades

Installation mechanic

Installation mechanics for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning technology plan and install complex equipment and systems for the supply systems of buildings. In addition, they are responsible for maintenance and service. Furthermore, they advise and instruct customers, process orders, and transfer the equipment and systems to the respective parties.

Duties include:

  • Applying the dimensions from technical documentation to components

  • Selecting suitable pipes, shaped pieces, fittings, sheets, and profiles

  • Making shaped pipe pieces such as bends or branches, e. g., with cold or hot bending, expanding, flaring, and thread cutting

  • Preparing to lay pipes, e. g., creating wall and ceiling openings

  • Installing radiators and panel or underfloor heating systems

  • Advising and providing guidance for customers, e. g., information about company products and services

  • Cleaning equipment parts and pipelines

  • Setting system equipment, creating maintenance protocols

The vocational training takes three-and-a-half years.


  • Ability to work in a team

  • Enjoy working with customers

  • Physical fitness

  • Good school grades in mathematics and physics


Ralf Holsten
Tel. +49 421 218 60635
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Bookbinders who specialize in one-off and special purpose production work in workshops to make one-of-a-kind books and books printed in small runs. They repair damaged books and maps as well as individual pages, and bind collections of loose pages and trade journals into books. In addition, they make portfolios, cassettes, and albums, cut mounts, and mount posters and pictures. They use hand tools and machines to do this work.

Duties include:

  • Making softcover and hardcover brochures

  • Making various designs of book covers from a variety of materials (paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, parchment)

  • Binding books of all types in various cover materials

  • Servicing books, e. g., repairing or replacing damaged covers, replacing the binding

  • Making boxes, portfolios, and slipcases

The vocational training takes three years.


  • Spatial thinking skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Technical understanding

  • Good school grades in mathematics and German

  • Interest in design

  • Ability to concentrate

Tale Jo König
Tel. +49 421 218 59496
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Electronics technician for operating technology

Electronics technicians for operating technology assemble systems and installations for energy technology, and for measuring and control technology. They make assemblies and devices, mount them, and commission them. Further tasks include constructing, modifying, and servicing electrical systems and equipment.

Duties include:

  • Measuring and analyzing electronic functions and systems

  • Assembling and connecting electrical equipment

  • Configuring and programming controls

  • Servicing equipment and systems

  • Evaluating the safety of electrical systems and equipment

  • Installing and configuring IT systems

  • Technical and operating communications

  • Technical service and operation as well as consultation with customers

The vocational training takes three-and-a-half years.


  • Interest in technology and working with technical equipment and systems as well as manual dexterity

  • Logical thinking

  • Meticulous and systematic way of working

  • Good school grades in the natural sciences, mathematics, and English

  • Interest in data processing

  • Ability to work in a team

Ausbildungswerkstatt Betriebselektronik
Tel. +49 421 218 60656
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Warehouse specialist

Warehouse specialists accept goods and store them properly. They prepare deliveries for shipment and forward goods to the appropriate location in the company. In the warehouse, they receive goods, check them and sort them, store them, and group consignments together.

Duties include:

  • Receiving delivered goods, unpacking them, inspecting them for completeness and intactness

  • Storing goods with the use of conveyors, taking the type, quality, volume, and weight of the goods into consideration

  • Processing goods

  • Documenting the storage of goods with special software (warehouse management system)

The vocational training takes two years.


  • Meticulous and systematic way of working

  • Technical understanding

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Enjoy working with customers

  • Physical fitness

Silke Heinrich
Tel. +49 421 218 60853
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Industrial mechanic

Industrial mechanics plan and use semi-finished products and regular parts to make precision devices and equipment, and commission systems. They work on prototype building, in one-off and small series production, in technical service areas, and in maintenance.

Duties include:

  • Producing and mounting components to make precisely functioning assemblies and devices for special purposes in measurement or system control

  • Inspecting and documenting mechanical and physical dimensions

  • Commissioning these devices and instructing customers

  • Creating programs and operating numerically controlled machines

  • Maintaining and repairing equipment, tools, and machines

The vocational training takes three-and-a-half years.


  • Interest in working with machines and technical systems

  • Enjoy processing and working with metal and non-metal materials

  • Good spatial thinking skills

  • Team spirit

  • Dexterity

  • Good school grades in mathematics and physics

Elke Sorgenicht
Tel. +49 421 218 62717
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Andre Brünkers
Tel. +49 421 218 62718
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Carpenters make products out of wood, wood-based materials, precious metals, and glass.

Duties include:

  • Processing materials with many different techniques, e. g., using veneer, treating wood surfaces by sanding, planing, or varnishing

  • Producing wood joints and attaching fittings

  • Setting up and operating program- controlled machines and pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical equipment

  • Producing and assembling furniture, frames, mounts, shaped parts, windows, doors, staircases, ceilings, walls, and floors

  • Producing, putting together, and modifying assemblies

  • Designing and making models for exhibitions

  • Restoration work

  • Advising customers

  • Purchasing and storing material

  • Producing drawings and sketches according to the applicable standards

The vocational training takes three years.


  • Temperament for manual precision work

  • Preference for working with natural materials

  • Technical understanding

  • Good school grades in the natural sciences, particularly mathematics

  • Spatial thinking skills

Christiane Sarnow
Tel. +49 421 218 60637
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