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IHK-Apprenticeships

A vocational training program that lays the groundwork for your success in the real world. The combination of operational and academic learning with work experience and hands-on knowledge can prepare you for your professional life.

Aside from the traditional educational framework, dedicated guidance and friendly work environment, there are other benefits. You will spend time at the beginning of your apprenticeship in our lab (application center). Apprentices in sales will receive an insightful look into the assembly process. This will enable you to have a comprehensive overview of the company and learn about our laboratory and process equipment from the start.

Our apprentices and students also profit from vacation pay, holiday bonus, travel reimbursements, retirement contributions and the potential to intern in one of our international subsidiaries.

You can find detailed information to all apprenticeships IKA offers here.

  • Electronics technician for equipment and systems
  • Electronics technician for industrial engineering
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Warehouse logistic specialist
  • Industrial clerk


Electronics Technician for Equipment and Systems 

Requirements:

  • Technical school, secondary school or vocational college with emphasis on electronics
  • Manual skill set with a sense for precision and accuracy
  • Interest in with handling modern
  • Basic understanding of mathematical, technical and logical relations

Organization of apprenticeship:

Exposure to the following technical departments:

Training workshop

  • Learn the fundamentals of mechanical processing (measuring, filing, drilling etc.)

Circuit board assembly

  • Finishing and selecting components
  • Placing circuit boards with the SMD machine by hand
  • Soldering

Circuit board inspection

  • Programming and testing circuit boards
  • Perform rework: debugging, soldering or exchange of components
  • Soldering
  • Measuring using a multimeter or oscilloscope
  • Build and test circuits

Assembly

  • Assemble components and small equipment in the laboratory and analytical division
  • Assemble and wire controls
  • Connect and commission mixing and dilution systems

Quality testing

  • Test different devices and components
  • Interaction with suppliers
  • Safety inspection of laboratory equipment

Service

  • Troubleshooting and repairs of laboratory equipment

Development

  • Develop wiring diagrams
  • Complete independent projects and collaborate with new product developments
  • Layout and milling of circuit boards for devices

Length of the apprenticeship:

  • 3.5 years

Location of the vocational college:

  • Walther-Rathenau-Gewerbeschule Freiburg
  •  1st to 3rd year: Full time blocks: (6 weeks at IKA, 2 weeks school)
  • 4th year: 1 day a week at school

Core subjects at the vocational college:

  • Professional skills: general electronics, Boolean algebra, connection analysis
  • English/German
  • Business and social studies

For more information, please visit: www.wara.de


Electronics technician for industrial engineering

Requirements:

  • Technical school, secondary school or vocational college with emphasis on electronics
  • Manual skills
  • Interest on craft work in the electronic field
  • Basic understanding of mathematical and technical relations

Organization of apprenticeship:

Exposure to the following technical departments:

Training workshop

  • Learn the fundamentals of mechanical processing (measuring, filing, drilling etc.)

Circuit board assembly

  • Finishing and selecting components
  • Placing circuit boards with the SMD machine by hand

Circuit board inspection

  • Programming and testing circuit boards
  • Perform rework: debugging, soldering or exchange of components
  • Soldering
  • Measuring using a multimeter or oscilloscope
  • Build and test circuits

Quality testing

  • Test and accept single machines and systems

Service

  • Maintenance and repairs of machines and systems

Construction/development

  • Introduction into the control technology
  • Develop wiring diagrams
  • Complete independent projects and collaborate with new product developments
  • Layout

Assembly

  • Assemble, wire, commission and test electric and pneumatic controls of machines and systems
  • Connect and commission mixing and dilution systems

Length of the apprenticeship:

  • 3.5 years

Location of the vocational college:

  • Walther-Rathenau-Gewerbeschule Freiburg
  • 1st to 3rd year: Full time blocks: (6 weeks at IKA and 2 weeks school 
  • 4th year: 1 day a week at school

Core subjects at the vocational college:

  • Professional skills: general electronics, circuit and control technology, measuring technology
  • English/German
  • Business and social studies

For more information, please visit: www.wara.de


Industrial Mechanic

Requirements:

  • A good secondary general school certificate, intermediate secondary school or successful comple-tion of a vocational college focusing on metal
  • Good spatial ability and manual skills
  • Interest in handling manual and machine tools
  • Sense of planned and structured work ethic, precision and accuracy

Organization of apprenticeship:

Exposure to the following technical departments:

Training workshop

  • Learn all the fundamentals of mechanical processing (measuring, filing, drilling etc.)
  • Work with control technology on pneumatics and SPS
  • Design drafts with CAD-software
  • Program and use CNC machines

Quality testing

  • Test components on 2D and 3D measuring machines
  • Interact with suppliers, process complaints and document using CAQ software

Assembly

  • Assemble components and small equipment in the laboratory and analytical division
  • Assemble systems and machines in the process division

Service

  • Troubleshooting and repairs of laboratory equipment
  • Construct special equipment or solutions as per customer requests from sketches and technical requirements

Equipment department

  • Construct technical aids and devices to assist in production or assembly, i.e. mounting devices
  • Build and maintain automation lines: utilize modern technology, robotics and control technology
  • Pilot Plant and special workshops

    • Independent work on development projects
    • Construct sample products using design foam
    • Construct special solutions and individual products

    Length of the apprenticeship:

    • 3.5 years

    Location of the vocational college:

    • Georg-Kerschensteiner-Schule Müllheim
    • 1st to 3rd year: Full time blocks: (6 weeks at IKA, 2 weeks school)
    • 4th year: 1 day a week at school

    Core subjects at the vocational college:

    • Vocational classes: include math, physics, technical drawing, study of materials, production and automation technology
    • Workshop classes: compliments vocational studies with real-life environment
    • Vocational classes Laboratory: includes working with PC-assisted programming and CAD software
    • German, Business and social studies

    For more information, please visit: www.gks-muellheim.de www.gks-muellheim.de


    Warehouse logistic specialist

    Requirements:

    • Completion of secondary school and interest in business
    • Ability to think logically
    • Team spirit
    • Interest with computer applications (i.e. MS-Office)
    • Physical capacity and ability to concentrate

    Organization of the apprenticeship:

    Exposure to the following technical departments:

    Receiving:

    • Choose and plan storage spaces due to technical, environmental or safety reasons
    • Receive deliveries, unpack and inspect quantity and condition
    • Store goods using material handling or conveyor equipment and document in logistics software

    Unfinished goods storage:

    • Outsource storage of material using a material consignment note
    • Load automatic guided vehicles to deliver material to a designated destination
    • Receive and store deliveries using a barcode

    Finished goods storage:

    • Identify and mark finished goods
    • Store packaged end products with a barcode
    • Outsource purchasing orders and forward to the shipping department

    Shipping department:

    • Consolidate and pack goods according to customer orders, determine shipping costs
    • Process shipping and other accompanying documents (shipping orders, export documents)
    • Submit to freight carrier
    • Load goods; while keeping legal and contractual specifications (i.e. customs regulations)
    • Load and secure goods onto means of transportation (i.e. Truck) 

    In addition, apprentices will learn about freight transport while involved in a training exercise at a freight carrier.

    Length of the apprenticeship:

    • 3 years

    Location of the vocational college:

    • Walter-Eucken-Gymnasium und Kaufm. Schulen, Freiburg (1.5 days per week)

    Core subjects at the vocational college:

    • Business and economics
    • Management and control
    • Project expertise
    • German, history and social sciences

    For more information, please visit: www.weg-freiburg.de


    Industrial Clerk

    Requirements:

    • Completion of secondary school and interest in business
    • Interest in sales and proficient English skills
    • Interest in computer applications (i.e. MS-Office)
    • Talent in organization, outgoing personality and team oriented

    Organization of apprenticeship:

    Exposure to the following commercial departments:

    Production planning:

    • Plan, control and oversee the production process or our extensive product lines.

    Purchasing:

    • Purchase materials and goods after receiving and comparing multiple offers. Oversee that delivery agreements are being met.

    Shipping and warehousing:

    • Shipping and transport to our worldwide customers while abiding by shipping and customs regulations, receive goods, pull materials for production, manage finished products

    Accounting:

    • Initiate international payments, process bookkeeping, create cost calculations

    Marketing:

    • Assist with the creation of sales tools

    Sales:

    • Answer international customer inquiries, develop proposals, complete customer orders, write invoices, maintain CRM data, seek new customers

    HR:

    • Establish hiring needs, become familiar with the means of employee recruiting and hiring, chose and prepare development opportunities

    Administration:

    • Maintain the requirements of the quality management and the responsibilities of occupational health and safety regulations; assist with maintaining facility and equipment

    Length of the apprenticeship:

    • 3 years

    Location of the vocational college:

    • Kaufmännische Schulen, Müllheim (1. 5 days per week)

    Core subjects at the vocational college:

    • Business administration
    • Management and controlling
    • Economics
    • German, English, social studies

    For more information, please visit: www.ksm.snbh.schule-bw.de

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