Industrial Mechanic (f/m)

Roles and responsibilities in overview

Industrial mechanics service industrial machines and systems. They check and maintain operational plant. Operational equipment includes technical industrial systems and machines, e.g. large production systems, assembly lines, turning and milling machines as well as turbines and compressors. This involves removing and fitting parts and assemblies, as well as localising and remedying faults by carrying out repairs. Following functional tests you will recommission machines and systems.

Industrial mechanics work in manufacturing environments and repair shops in varying locations.


  • Secondary school education

Training content

  • The application and creation of technical documentation
  • Planning and controlling operation and motion sequences
  • Checking manufactured workpieces and assuring quality
  • Servicing machines, equipment and assemblies
  • Basic and advanced training in manual and automatic machining
  • Fundamentals of CNC
  • Control technology, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Fundamentals of electrical installations

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3½ years – there is the option of shortening the apprenticeship

Future roles

  • Maintaining and repairing machines and systems
  • Adapting operational plant to changed operating conditions
  • Participation in Production working groups
  • Commissioning of machines and systems
  • Fault finding and remedying faults that occur

Further training opportunities (in-service)

  • Specialist courses and workshops
  • Time and motion technician training
  • Technician
  • Foreman
  • Technical specialist
  • Assessor aptitude test