Technical tool mechanic

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The highest precision is often required when using tools - and that is why extreme accuracy is also important in tool production. A poorly ground scalpel, for example, causes just as many problems in use as a defective punching machine that spits out defective sheets en masse. Tool mechanics are needed to manufacture instruments and machine parts with precision. In most cases, these skilled workers bring their know-how to bear in areas of work where computer-controlled processes are not the only option.

Information at a glance

  • Recommended school-leaving qualification: Mittlere Reife
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Specialism at W. MÜLLER: Moulding technology

The tasks as a technical tool mechanic

Tool mechanics produce surgical instruments, metal and plastic parts, embossing and pressing moulds as well as injection moulding, punching, forming and printing tools from raw materials. They assemble individual machine elements into large devices and check the correct functioning of the components after final assembly.

In their work, tool mechanics not only get to grips with the material by hand, but also use computer-controlled CNC machines, which they program themselves if necessary. Due to the high quality standards in production and assembly, the job of a tool mechanic is very demanding and requires a sound education.


Training and requirements

Fractions of a millimetre can make the difference between precision work and shortage goods in tool mechanics. Tool and die mechanics therefore fundamentally need a great deal of care and sensitivity.

As with all technical professions, you should also have manual and practical skills, be able to calculate with confidence and have the necessary language skills. Knowledge of physics helps, for example, in the assessment of material properties.


What does this training mean at W. MÜLLER?

We offer training in the specialist area of moulding technology.

You will always work on real projects with us. You will work in the production department in our production hall. It can get noisy here and you work very practically. So you're just right if you don't always want to sit at a desk.

First and foremost, you will help with the manufacture, construction, pre-assembly and fitting of our bar mandrel holders and distributors. These are tools that are largely responsible for how an extrusion line works and for turning plastic into hollow bodies such as bottles and canisters.

You build your tools yourself if necessary and select the right materials and tools for them.

You will also learn and take over the grinding, polishing and wire eroding of your workpieces. You have the opportunity to gain an insight into all our manufacturing processes and other departments, as we have a very open and logical manufacturing and assembly network.



Tool mechanics ... in industrial and craft tool and machine tool construction as well as with equipment manufacturers.

...machine metals and other materials and produce tools of all kinds from them. and build individual parts for e.g. printing, punching, pressing and forming tools.

...set up individual tools in machines, create machine programs and improve machine processes.

...carry out quality tests on machine components and instruments.

...specialize in the fields of "Forming Technology" or "Stamping & Forming Technology".

...develop individual solutions and special products according to customer requirements.