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Do you have a passion for technology? Technical apprenticeships at Steel

Technical apprenticeships at thyssenkrupp Steel

Steel production, maintenance, production optimization – that’s technology! If you are interested in technology, you’ll feel right at home with us. A technical apprenticeship is the perfect entry to the fascinating world of steel production and processing.

Alongside the theory you will learn at vocational school, practical work at the company is a very important part of your training. In our modern technical training centers we will get you fit for the challenges you will face in a modern industrial profession: You will learn all about important tools, machines and equipment and how to use them. You will gather practical experience from the outset, so that once you have completed your apprenticeship you will immediately be a valuable addition to our established teams.

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thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100

47166 Duisburg, Germany

+49 (0)203 52-0

Start your apprenticeship in 2021

Our current apprenticeship advertisements can be found on the job board.

Current apprenticeship positions

These are our technical apprenticeships:

Bargeman (m/f/o)

Your job

As bargeman you will become a specialist for logistics solutions on the Rhine and in inland ports. In addition to traditional inland waterway shipping you will also learn about freight transportation with barge trains and project logistics. Training also covers the transportation, handling and storage of goods.

Your profile

For an apprenticeship as a bargeman you will need

  • At least an intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife)
  • Interest in shipping and readiness to take on responsibility
  • Technical skills and understanding
  • Desire to give your best as part of a team
  • Willingness to discover new things and openly engage with others

Key training areas

During your three-year apprenticeship at our plant and at vocational school you will learn about areas including

  • Navigating various ship types on inland waterways und in ports
  • Care and maintenance of ships and their equipment
  • Storage and handling of goods
  • Transportation of goods
  • How to behave in special circumstances, accidents and disruptions to operations

What we offer

  • Intensive personal support
  • Training and team seminars
  • Regular working hours and attractive apprenticeship pay
  • Health promotion and language skills
  • Wide range of entry and promotion opportunities after your apprenticeship
  • More than 1,000 apprentice colleagues in 20 different professions

Chemical laboratory assistant

Your job

As the basis for key technologies, complex work materials and components are of decisive importance for the economic success and social development of industrial nations.

Chemical laboratory assistants act as a link between research and production and ensure quality requirements are met exactly.

In the labs they work as independent teams, using advanced methods to analyze the structures and compositions of everything from the raw product ore to the high-tech end product steel in its various forms.

Working with computer-aided measuring systems and meeting the constant challenges of new quality requirements are a natural part of their work.

Chemical laboratory assistants use a variety of analysis methods, from volumetric and photometric analysis to x-ray fluorescence spectrometry and gas chromatography. The huge amount of numerical data involved and the need for quick and precise analyses mean computer-aided work is a must.

Your training

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Microbiological work techniques
  • Joining, separating and cleaning work materials
  • Use of energy carriers and rational use of energy
  • Analytical work
  • Preparatory work
  • Analyzing measuring results
  • Quality assurance measures, customer orientation

Railway operations employee specializing in engine driving and transportation

Your job

In a big operation it’s important that everything runs smoothly. The company railway operations ensure that people, materials and machines are in the right place at the right time.

Railway operations employees specializing in engine driving and transportation ensure the smooth transportation of people and freight at companies.

They drive engines and traction units for short and long-distance transportation, put together trains and ensure that the right number of the right wagons have been coupled to the engine. They also carry out shunting and check that the wagons are functioning properly, e.g. by carrying out braking tests.

In the event of variances from regular operations or disruptions, railway operations employees carry out special train trips, arrange for emergency signals or block off rails.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Industrial foreman specializing in company railway operations
  • Traffic controller
  • Foreman shunter

WWhat else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas.

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Railway operations
  • Supporting traction units
  • Shunting
  • Putting together trains
  • Checking wagons and brakes
  • Train supervision
  • Traffic control
  • Logistical processes and quality management

Electronics technician for automation technology

Your job

Modern production plants are equipped with high-quality, complex automation systems.

Electronics technicians for automation technology are responsible for keeping automation systems and the associated production operations running. In production and manufacturing automation, process automation and network automation they integrate automation solutions, put them into operation and maintain them.

Electronics technicians for automation technology perform their tasks independently in line with the relevant regulations and safety provisions and coordinate their work with upstream and downstream areas. They frequently work as a team.

In addition they are electrical specialists in the meaning of the accident prevention regulations.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas.

  • Health and safety, environmental protection
  • Planning and organizing work, evaluating work results
  • Mounting and connecting electrical equipment
  • Evaluating the safety of electrical systems and equipment
  • Installing and configuring IT systems
  • Installing automation equipment
  • Configuring and programming automation systems
  • Checking, putting into operation, maintaining and optimizing automation systems
  • Business processes and quality management in the area of use

Industrial electronics technician

Your job

Manufacturing high-quality products requires production systems that are automated and operate reliably to a high technical standard.

Industrial electronics technicians work in areas such as energy distribution equipment and networks, operating systems, production and process plants, and switching and control systems.

They install systems and equipment for energy supply, instrumentation and control, communications, signaling, propulsion and lighting. As well as setting up and starting these systems, they are also responsible for their maintenance and operation. They perform their tasks independently in line with the relevant regulations and safety provisions and coordinate their work with upstream and downstream areas. They frequently work as a team.

They are also electrical specialists in the meaning of the accident prevention regulations.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Health and safety, environmental protection
  • Planning and organizing work, evaluating work results
  • Mounting and connecting electrical equipment
  • Evaluating the safety of electrical systems and equipment
  • Installing and configuring IT systems
  • Installing and putting into operation of electrical systems
  • Configuring and programming control systems
  • Technical service and operation
  • Business processes and quality management in the area of use

Electronics technician for machinery and propulsion technology

Industrial mechanic

Your job

Malfunctions and machine failures cause immense costs. In an operation it is important to ensure processes are kept running smoothly so as to avoid such problems.

Industrial mechanics maintain machines and systems and restore them to operational readiness. They inspect, service and repair machines and systems.

If production conditions change, they ensure adaptation to the new circumstances as required. Industrial mechanics dismantle and install parts and assemblies under maintenance conditions. They carry out checks and measurements to find defects, remedy faults, and arrange for machines and systems to be put back into operation after functional checks.

Carrying out these tasks calls for the ability to recognize wear conditions and initiate preventive or necessary repair measures, taking technical and business requirements into consideration. Cooperation with other departments to secure the area where repairs are required and transport the replacement and removed parts is a natural part of the job.

Industrial mechanics work mainly outside production and repair workshops and carry out their tasks at changing locations

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas.

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Manual and machine metal cutting
  • Cutting, forming and joining methods
  • Preparation and use of technical documents
  • Correct use of materials and auxiliaries
  • Building and testing pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • Checking electronic control components
  • Planning and managing workflows and movements; checking and evaluating results
  • Identifying, limiting and remedying errors and disruptions

Construction mechanic

Your job

Cranes, conveyors, steel roads, elevators, loading stations, vehicle frames, metal containers ... these are all metal structures made up of highly varied individual parts with specific functions.

Construction mechanics work as a team and manufacture metal structures of all kinds by a variety of methods. They also carry out maintenance and repair work on metal structures as required.

This can range from industrial equipment, cranes and conveyors to shop structures and vehicle superstructures. Construction mechanics manufacture the individual parts of these structures on the basis of technical drawings and parts lists. For this they process steel beams, tubes and plates exactly to requirements, and subsequently bolt or weld the parts together.

The individual parts or prefabricated assemblies are assembled on site, positioned and installed. The construction mechanics than hand the structures and systems over to the customer, provide instruction in their operation and highlight order-specific features and safety regulations.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Cutting and forming
  • Use of machine tools
  • Manufacture of parts and assemblies and maintenance of operating equipment
  • Joining parts, use of fixtures and auxiliary structures
  • Assembly and dismantling of metal structures
  • Business processes and quality management in the area of use
  • Planning and organizing work, evaluating work results
  • Differentiating, classifying and handling materials and auxiliaries

Mechatronics specialist

Your job

Machine tools, packaging lines and programmable washing machines are all based on mechatronics – a combination of mechanics, electronics and IT.

Mechatronics specialists install and service complex machines, equipment and systems. They work in the areas of plant and mechanical engineering and for the customers and operators of these mechatronic systems.

They are deployed in various areas, mainly at installation sites, in workshops and to carry out service. It goes without saying that they carry out their work in compliance with all regulations and safety provisions. Mechatronics specialists frequently need to coordinate their work with other departments, so team-working skills are a must.

Mechatronics specialists are electrical specialists in the meaning of the accident prevention regulations.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Basic metalworking skills such as manual and machine metal cutting, forming and joining
  • Basics of electronics including installation of electrical cables and assemblies, measuring and checking of electrical variables
  • Installing and testing hardware and software components
  • Building and testing electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems
  • Programming mechatronic systems
  • Use of various assembly and dismantling technologies
  • Checking and setting functions of mechatronic systems and start-up, maintenance and operation of these systems
  • Planning and management of workflows, checking and evaluating work results, using quality management systems
  • Labor and collective bargaining law

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Joiner

Your job

As a joiner you make a wide variety of parts and products from wood. As a specialist for wood materials and woodworking you advise your
customers on everything from material selection to implementation. You plan your work in advance and can gauge the amount of material required.

You are familiar with a wide range of woodworking machines and tools and can use them with confidence. You work both in the workshop and on site to assemble/install wooden parts. Your duties also include repairing damaged wooden products, coating surfaces and designing sample pieces.

Your apprenticeship

Start: September 1

Duration: 3 years

Entry requirements: Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities: After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become Tischlermeister/in (extern Handwerkskammer) und/oder Prozesskoordinator

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer? Einführungswoche, Arbeitskleidung, arbeitsmedizinische Betreuung, Erste-Hilfe-Lehrgang, Team-Seminare

Key training areas

• Occupational safety and health, environmental protection

• Basics of wood materials and woodworking

• Making and fitting wooden products

• Accepting assembly orders and preparing measurement and acceptance records

• Planning and preparing workflows

• Setting up and operating machines and tools

• Planning and organizing work, evaluating work results

Metal process engineer for iron and steel metallurgy or steel forming

Your job

The controlling, monitoring and securing of automated systems is essential in ensuring uninterrupted production.

Metal process engineers monitor and control the largely automated production and manufacturing equipment. They optimize workflows and are responsible for the quality of their products. This depends on both the process technology used and the specialist skills of the engineer.

Metal process engineers carry out repairs during breakdowns and planned shutdowns, working together with colleagues from the fields of metal and electrical technology.

They work in modern control rooms that strongly resemble an airplane cockpit.

The work requires the willingness to take a high level of responsibility. First and foremost this involves responsibility for the safe operation of the equipment and the health and safety of employees.

Metal process engineers preserve and maintain the value of the technical equipment under their responsibility, ensure the level of quality required by customers is met, and ensure the optimum use of resources, materials and energy.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel Europe offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Production and manufacturing processes
  • Business processes and quality management in the area of use
  • Functioning of machines (mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electric)
  • Planning and organizing work, evaluating work results
  • Differentiating, classifying and handling materials and auxiliaries
  • Metalworking
  • Reading and preparing technical drawings

Metal materials tester

Your job

To specialists, steel is not all the same, it is a material with varying properties depending on its composition and the way it is produced.

Materials testers have basic metalworking skills. They are qualified to independently examine materials and workpieces and modify their properties by technological processes.

A precise knowledge of the preceding production and processing steps enables them to analyze the causes of identified defects and gain information allowing the sources of the defects to be eliminated. The execution, results presentation and quality assurance of the test processes are governed by the prevailing standards or other regulations.

The specialized training is divided into several subject areas: mechanical testing (destructive testing), metallographic testing (microscopy) and non-destructive testing (ultrasonic and x-ray testing). For all test processes, precision machines are used which are mainly computer-aided. An interest in physics and chemistry is a prerequisite for this training.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Basic metalworking skills
  • Microbiology
  • Collection and preparation of samples
  • Understanding and applying technical rules
  • Planning and preparing test processes
  • Evaluating test results
  • Modifying material properties through heat treatment processes
  • Non-destructive materials testing such as ultrasonic testing
  • Destructive materials testing such as macro- and micro-etching
  • Microscopic examinations
  • Mechanical examinations such as tensile testing and hardness testing

Machine tool engineer

Your job

Turning, milling, drilling, grinding. Metal cutting processes are used to manufacture precision parts. They are generally performed on CNC machine tools.

Training as a machine tool engineer focuses on manufacturing workpieces on machine tools. In addition to basic metalworking knowledge and skills, this training also provides know-how about associated areas (welding, brazing, heat treatment, grinding, drilling, etc.).

Workpieces are manufactured on both manual and computer-controlled CNC machines. The job involves planning workflows, writing and entering programs, setting up the machines and constantly monitoring the manufactured products using various kinds of measuring equipment.

You will learn how to work with technical drawings and tables and how to service and maintain tools and machines in accordance with the set guidelines.

In compliance with regulations and safety provisions, machine tool engineers independently manufacture individual pieces and series from various materials.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3.5 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate high school diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:
• Foreman

• Technician

• Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Manual and machine metal cutting
  • Cutting, forming and joining methods
  • Preparation and use of technical documents
  • Correct use of materials and auxiliaries
  • Machining of workpieces on conventional lathes and milling machines
  • Writing, entering and optimizing programs and manufacturing workpieces on numerically controlled machine tools
  • Planning and managing workflows and movements; checking and evaluating results
  • Checking and sharpening of lathe, milling and drilling tools, maintenance of lathes and milling machines

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