Mechatronics engineer (m/f/d)

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Switch on and everything runs? When it comes to operation, modern machines are unfortunately not always so easy to understand, not to mention their complex inner workings. All kinds of machines and systems today function "mechatronically", which means that they combine mechanical, electronic and digital components. This is why mechatronics engineers are in such high demand - whether for wind turbines, machines, traffic control systems, medical equipment or communication systems.

Information at a glance

  • Recommended school-leaving qualification: Mittlere Reife
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Application area: plastics industry

The tasks as a mechatronics engineer (m/f/d)

Mechatronics engineers are needed in various areas: e.g. in the automotive industry, in mechanical and plant engineering, in the electrical industry, in the steel industry and last but not least in the skilled trades. Even if the components processed differ greatly depending on the industry, the basic work processes are very similar: mechatronics engineers assemble, install and maintain mechatronic machines, plants and systems, in consultation with the customer.

As a mechatronics technician you are a mechanic and an electronics technician in one person. Welding metals and cutting threads are therefore just as much a part of the job profile as soldering circuit boards. Once all the preliminary work has been completed, the individual mechanical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components are assembled into the final product.


Training and requirements

Depending on the training company, the focus of the training can sometimes be more mechanical, sometimes more electronic. However, the basic requirements for prospective mechatronics engineers are largely the same - they need good math skills, IT knowledge and an understanding of technology. In addition, companies expect a reasonable command of the language, possibly also English: in order to understand working documents or to communicate with international customers.

Mechatronics technician is a recognised training occupation. The apprenticeship is completed on a dual basis in the company and at vocational school. If the trainees demonstrate very good performance, the final examination can be brought forward. The trainer and the apprentice must apply for this.



What does this training mean at W. MÜLLER?

At W. MÜLLER, mechatronics engineers are real all-rounders in the fields of mechanics and electronics.
You are involved in the assembly and commissioning of subassemblies and entire extrusion lines in our workshop. You always work on real orders with us.

You usually carry out new installations and assemblies, but also occasionally repairs and maintenance of used equipment, as well as the commissioning of machine controls.

You are actively on the move and with us you are in exactly the right place if a job behind a desk does not appeal to you.

You will have the opportunity to gain an insight into all our manufacturing processes and other departments, as we have a very open and logically structured manufacturing and assembly network.
After your training, you will also be significantly involved in assembly and commissioning at the customer's site. Initially with an experienced colleague, later also alone. Our customers come from all over the world. So you are sometimes in the company, or around the corner with the closer customers, but also on the road in Europe and all over the world. You also have the opportunity to work in the electrical department, because these two trades are very closely linked in our company.

An open-minded nature and the ability to integrate you into a team are very important to us, as we work closely together and value a good relationship within the team.



Mechatronics engineers...

... work in the manufacturing sector, especially in industry.

... assemble mechatronic components and devices.

... install mechatronic systems, configure them, put them into operation and introduce the operators to their operation.

... maintain and check mechatronic systems, replace defective or faulty components and retrofit obsolete systems.