Metalworker with special focus on Construction Engineering
Apprentices in the fitting shop of the MPS learn how to manually cut and remodel metallic and nonmetallic components. They also work the components with machines. They perform maintenance- and extension work on existing piping systems for high-purity gases and vacuum chambers. In addition to drilling, turning, and milling, welding with different techniques are parts of the apprenticeship at the MPS.
The exact fitting of hinges, locks, or electrical drives requires some diligence. Care and prudence are necessary to avoid endangering passers-by and colleagues while working on mounting platforms and scaffolding.
Knowledge in mechanics and technics is important for working with various materials and the implementation of construction drawings, for instance. One needs to be able to calculate surfaces, volumes, masses, or required material. Knowledge in physics is required to produce circuit diagrams and control systems. Moreover, some experience with data processing is helpful because the calculations and documentations are made on personal computers.
An intermediate-level secondary education (Realschulabschluss) is required with good grades in Maths and Physics to be able to calculate surfaces, volumes, masses, or the amount of material needed as well as to produce circuit diagrams and control systems. Knowledge in mechanics and technics is necessary to be able to work with the different materials and to implement technical drawings. Documentations and calculations are made on PCs, therefore experience with data processing is helpful. A good command of English facilitates the collaboration with international members of staff and suppliers.