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Mechatronics technician (m/f/d)

Our mechatronics technicians assemble mechanical, electrical, and electronic components into functioning systems. During your apprenticeship you will learn how to install custom-made equipment, program the associated software, and commission the resulting systems. You will be guided by experienced professionals and gradually introduced to the respective tasks. Gradually, you will be able to perform these tasks independently. A key area of responsibility is the maintenance of our production lines and technical equipment in our production departments.

Training period: 3.5 years with periods of block teaching at the vocational school in Altötting

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

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

Your training

Your training as a mechatronics technician will be split between ODU headquarters and the Burghausen vocational training center (BBiW).

  • At the start of the first apprenticeship year, alongside your studies at the vocational school, you will also attend the Burghausen vocational training center, where you will learn the basics of electrical engineering. This includes soldering, cable laying, construction of circuits for installation and control engineering, and measurement technology for electrical quantities.
  • In the tool shop, you will be taught the necessary skills to file, measure, drill, turn, mill, and assemble individual mechanical components using a mechanical gripper arm.
  • You will then be ready to work in various manufacturing departments and learn about our products, manufacturing, and assembly techniques.
  • During your apprenticeship you will frequently return to BBiW in Burghausen to attend various courses that perfectly complement your training. For example, you will learn about pneumatics, control engineering, and VDE safety technology.
  • You will help with the assembly and commissioning of electronic components in our assembly machines and electronics departments.
  • During your training as a mechatronics technician, you will spend time in many different departments at ODU. We believe this is important as it will allow you to meet more of your employees and understand how the various processes are interrelated.
Vocational school

Staatliche Berufsschule Altötting
Neuöttinger Straße 64c
84503 Altötting

Block teaching (about 12 –14 weeks) depending on the apprenticeship year

ODU will also cover the costs of traveling to Altötting from Mühldorf

At the vocational school, you will learn:

  • Mechanical elements, technical drawing, and manufacturing processes
  • Expertise in electrical engineering (e.g., Ohm’s law, line calculation, motor calculation, safety engineering)
  • Interactions between electronic and mechanical systems
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 your 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 securing a permanent job and then through professional development as a specialist in your field.

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

Of course, various study paths will also be open to you, e.g., a degree in electrical engineering.

  • As a rule, we hire three apprentice mechatronics technicians every year
  • We accept trainees from all kinds of high schools
  • You do not necessarily need to have focused on technical subjects at high school to learn this profession
  • During your time in Burghausen, accommodation will be provided in the students’ hostel at BBiW if required – the costs will be covered by ODU. Alternatively, you can commute there by bus, for example.
  • With a good school-leaving qualification, you can learn this very demanding profession as long as you are committed and have a knack for handicrafts
  • 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