Industrial Mechanics work in the field of industrial production. Their field of activity does not only include the machining of parts with computer-controlled turning, milling and grinding machines, but also the installation of technical plants and systems or assemblies as well as the maintenance and repair of mechanical components in machines and plants.
This broad field of activity is further extended by the additional electrical qualification, which makes abstract thinking in logical contexts, coupled with self-motivation, indispensable. Industrial Mechanics at INDEX later work with great responsibility on a complex and demanding product, which requires comprehensive and thorough training.
At the beginning of the training, emphasis is placed on the lasting teaching of basic mechanical skills in manual and mechanical production. The focus here is on technical workmanship, with a view to dimensional accuracy and quality.
Already in the first year of training, the link to reality is established on the basis of real production orders. Assembly of components, which is integrated as part of the training, offers Industrial Mechanics the opportunity to participate directly in the handling of processes. Here, in addition to assembly and joining techniques, logistical and organizational topics are covered.
From the beginning, they accompany the process from the review of the technical documentation and the provided material in relation to parts lists and are part of discussions for technical clarification with the design department. They install the assembly, check the function and finish the process with the delivery of the order.
From the middle of the second year of training, they learn by working in the various areas of production.
Through the accompanying additional qualification with an electrical practical part of at least 12 weeks and weekly classes at the vocational school, the trainees have the chance to try out and develop themselves in this area. At the same time, they develop a sensitivity for the dangers of dealing with electricity.
WORKING AREAS of our Industrial Mechanics are predominantly in the installation of machines, assemblies and systems or the installation of tool holders. However, work in mechanical maintenance as well as in production of parts on CNC machines within the framework of 2-shift operation cannot be ruled out either.
REQUIREMENTS include mathematical skills, logical thinking, spatial imagination, fine-motor skills, dexterity, and technical understanding. Equally important are team spirit, sense of responsibility, stamina and diligence.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Setup of customer machines in the setup department; execution of turning tests for customers in the demonstration center area; participation in engineering fairs as machine operators.
FURTHER QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Additional training as Industrial Electrician** (1 year)
Master Craftsman; Mechanical Technician; Business Economist; Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.).
Subsequent fields of activity: Setup engineer in technical sales or consultant in the area of tool holders; work planner in work preparation; project supervisor for automation topics or implementation of new production technologies; integration of Industry 4.0 topics; production controller; design engineer in mechanical and electrical environments, reorientation into commercial areas such as inventory management as technical purchaser.
** Mechatronics Technician model at INDEX:
All Industrial Mechanics with good school and company performance have, like trainees in other occupations, the opportunity to complete their training prematurely after just 3 years.
Successful participation in the previously offered additional electrical qualification entitles the holder to continue training as an Industrial Electrician in a form shortened from two years to one year. Thus the Industrial Mechanics receive a profound mechanical training and full and state-approved electrical training with all the qualifications of a qualified electrician.
They are highly trained and flexible professionals and are predestined for deployment at customer sites in the service sector. Furthermore, they are also welcome in the area of setup or commissioning in production.