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.

Process Mechanic for coating engineering

The shiny appearance and high-quality coatings of our harvesting machines have to last for many years - and as a process mechanic for coating engineering in the surfacing centre at CLAAS this is your responsibility.

The individual components are first cleaned and primed in our surfacing centre and then coated in our 3 main colours. CLAAS green is, of course, our best-known colour and it is what makes our harvesting machines truly unmistakable! The paint is applied either by hand using a paint gun or by complex operating painting systems.

Did you know?

CLAAS uses enough primer every day to coat the surface area of almost 3 football fields.
The primer protects the components optimally against corrosion even though it is only half as "thick" as a hair.

In order to ensure corporate quality of the machine surfaces, you will regularly carry out analysis of our dip baths. Using precise measuring instruments, you will then inspect the final results of the painting. With the knowledge you have gained during your training programme, you will be able to implement the required corrective measures on the painting system at any time.

Process mechanics for coating engineering are certainly unlikely to get bored: The opportunity to involve your basic knowledge of physics and chemistry into your daily work makes this career particularly exciting and varied.  

Sounds interesting for you? Find out more in this video.

  • The apprenticeship at a glance
    Training programme details
    Training duration:3 years
    Minimum requirements:At least a leaving certificate from a German "Hauptschule", with good grades in scientific subjects. Good ability to differentiate between colours, good spatial imagination and the ability to think in complex patterns.
    Primary job tasks:
    • Basics of machining and joining
    • Pre and post treatment of uncoated and coated surfaces
    • Handling operating fluids and hazardous substances
    • Commissioning, monitoring and maintenance of plant
    • Application of coating processes (cathodic dip priming, liquid painting, powder coating)
    • Application of various measurement technologies and quality checks
    • Documentation of quality and plant performance
    Structure:

    The practical training programme takes place in the Technical Training Center and in the operating departments and is accompanied by full-time trainers and training officers at CLAAS. Process mechanics for coating engineering attend the Berufskolleg Senne in Bielefeld.

    Alongside the regular lessons which take place once a week, selected topics are also covered in additional 14-day blocks (2-3 times per school year).

    Training areas at CLAAS:

    The 3-month basic training takes place in the Technical Training Center in the basic metalworking section.

    Our apprentices work in the following departments of the company:

    • Surfacing centre - Pretreatment facility - Painting facility - Plant laboratory - Quality assurance
    • Central laboratory
    • Plant maintenance
    Place of work:CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH in Harsewinkel
    School subjects:German/communication, politics/social studies, economics and business studies, coating engineering, plant and production engineering
    Final qualification:Process mechanic for coating engineering (IHK)