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Industrial mechanic (m/f/d)

A wide range of equipment is needed to produce ODU connectors. This is where our industrial mechanics earn their keep. You will start out by working on a simple fixture – and gradually learn to equip an entire production plant including comprehensive control engineering. During your training you will learn how to set up and operate classic lathes and milling machines, as well as state-of-the-art CNC-controlled machines. As an industrial mechanic, you will frequently be required to manufacture components with extremely tight production tolerances of just +/- 0.01 mm – so a precise way of working is a must! You will also optimize and monitor the manufacturing processes and carry out repair and maintenance tasks.

Training period: 3.5 apprenticeship years

School-leaving qualification: high school diploma (equivalent to “Quali” or “Mittlere Reife”) or higher

You will need: a precise, methodical approach to your work, manual dexterity, an interest in mathematics, spatial imagination, and technical aptitude

Your training

Like all our other apprentices, you will first complete basic training to learn some key manual skills. These include filing, measuring, drilling, sawing, riveting, thread cutting, and chiseling.
Afterwards you will work in different departments within the company:

  • Mechanical production of individual parts, grinding shop, EDM, CNC milling
  • Mechanical production of series parts, CNC turning shop, drilling shop
  • Automated assembly (control engineering and automation)

In each area, our instructors will focus on different learning objectives. Afterwards, you will specialize in one area according to your interests and capabilities.

Vocational school

Berufliche Schulen Altötting
Neuöttinger Straße 64c
84503 Altötting

Block teaching

Final examinations

In the middle of your second apprenticeship year, you will take Part 1 of the final examination, which counts for 40% of your final grade. Part 2 of the final examination will take place at the end of your 3.5 years of training. You will be well prepared for both exams through your work at ODU and your studies at the vocational school.

Your future prospects

By showing both commitment and enthusiasm, you will open up excellent career opportunities at ODU – initially, with regard to finding a permanent job, and subsequently through professional development as a specialist in your field. As an industrial mechanic, you will need to specialize after completing your training. Each of our trained industrial mechanics becomes a specialist in his or her field over several years.

Further training to become a technician specializing in mechanical engineering is also possible on a part-time basis (8 semesters, 4 years).

Of course, various study paths will also be open to you, e.g., a dual study program specializing in mechanical engineering – either part-time in Mühldorf am Inn or full-time at the surrounding universities in Rosenheim, Landshut and Munich. Having completed your basic training as an industrial mechanic, you will also have the option of completing a dual study program in industrial engineering at the university of Rosenheim or Landshut.


  • As a rule, we hire two apprentice industrial mechanics every year
  • You can join us to learn this profession from any kind of high school (“Mittelschule”, “Realschule”), technical college (“FOS”), or grammar school (“Gymnasium”)
  • You do not necessarily need to have focused on technical subjects at high school to learn this profession
  • With a good school-leaving qualification, you can learn this metalworking profession provided that you are committed and have a knack for handicrafts. The profession of industrial mechanic is equally suitable for both men and women.
  • You can, of course, work for a few years first, become a specialist in your field, and then continue your general training if you wish.