Apprenticeship

Pupils at CLAAS.

Do you want to start work in a practical role straight away? And create a solid foundation for the start of your career with first-class training? Then an exciting apprenticeship at CLAAS is the right choice for you.

Apprenticeship

Pupils at CLAAS.

Do you want to start work in a practical role straight away? And create a solid foundation for the start of your career with first-class training? Then an exciting apprenticeship at CLAAS is the right choice for you.

Industrial Mechanic

Are you particularly fond of tinkering, building and repairing? Welcome to the position of an Industrial Mechanic at CLAAS! Here, you will be able to test yourself on some really big machines and become an expert in the industrial production plants, which we use to manufacture harvesting machines.

Your tasks as an industrial mechanic include setting up, retooling and commissioning production plants. And if there are components or assemblies missing? That's no problem for you! Our apprentices simply make them themselves using metal or plastic. Doing so, you will be supported by the knowledge you have gained on various courses covering subjects such as turning, milling, drilling and welding. 

Naturally, your role also involves servicing and maintaining machinery because our machines have to be checked regularly for proper operation. As an industrial mechanic, you will always be on the lookout for malfunctions - and it is certainly an interesting task because you will have to find solutions as quickly as possible in order to prevent the production line from coming to a standstill! Afterwards, you will record the latest inspection results in writing so that you and your team can learn from the problems which occur.

As an industrial mechanic, you will be a person with a wide range of skills, a true all-rounder who can be deployed in many different areas upon completion of your 3 ½-year apprenticeship. This could be in the preproduction, production, quality assurance or assembly departments - where do you see yourself in the future?

Apply for the Industrial mechanic training programme if …

… You want to get to know our massive harvesting machines from the inside and help to create them.
… You want to "achieve big things".
… You like to be on the move at work.

  • The apprenticeship at a glance
    Training programme details
    Training duration:3.5 years
    Prerequisites:At least a leaving certificate from a German "Hauptschule", with good grades in scientific subjects
    Primary job tasks:Producing, testing, commissioning, maintaining, inspecting, setting up, controlling and repairing machines and production plants
    Structure:The practical training programme takes place in the Technical Training Center and in the operating departments of the company and is accompanied by full-time trainers and training officers. Vocational school lessons take place 1-2 days per week at the Carl-Miele-Berufskolleg in Gütersloh.

    If your training programme takes place at Bad Saulgau, your lessons at the vocational school will take place at the Gewerblichen Schule Bad Saulgau. At the Paderborn location, they will take place at the Richard-von-Weizsäcker Berufskolleg.

    Training areas at CLAAS:

    The basic training initially takes place in the Technical Training Center in the following areas:

    • Basic metalworking training
    • Specialised metalworking and inspection preparation
    • Jointing (welding, bonding, soldering)
    • Milling / grinding / turning
    • CNC milling / CNC turning
    • Robotics and folding technology
    • Electrical engineering / pneumatics
    • Hydraulics / electropneumatics

    Trainees work in the following departments of the company:

    • Quality assurance
    • Body assembly and surfacing centre
    • Assembly manufacturing
    • Assembly / test stand / retooling
    • Plant maintenance: power supply, machine maintenance
    • Technical development
    • CLAAS production system
    • Central Technical Services
    Places of work:
    • CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH in Harsewinkel
    • CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH in Paderborn
    • CLAAS Saulgau GmbH in Bad Saulgau
    School subjects:Technical communication, production/assembly/maintenance/automation processes, economics, German, English, politics, religion
    Final qualification:

    Industrial Mechanic (IHK) Production Technology Specialisation