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Training as a cutting machine operator at KUKA: Three young people in training

Apprenticeship as lathe/milling machine operator

In the apprenticeship as lathe/milling machine operator, you will make sure that precision components are finely honed. You will get to know the cutting processes and manufacture high-precision metal parts for all kinds of technical products – from gears to robot arms.

Your apprenticeship at KUKA

In the apprenticeship as lathe/milling machine operator, we will make you into a specialist for cutting processes. You will learn how to operate automated lathes, milling and grinding machines professionally. In addition, you will write and modify the corresponding programs for the CNC machines.

Lathe/milling machine operators at KUKA convert a raw piece of metal into a high-precision component. Time and time again, they check whether each workpiece is exactly as it should be. As a result, even during your apprenticeship as lathe/milling machine operator at KUKA, you will learn everything about inspection and test processes and equipment.

The central learning areas in the apprenticeship as lathe/milling machine operator are:

  • Reading, analyzing and evaluating production orders and technical drawings

  • Selecting, aligning and clamping tools and fixtures

  • Writing and importing CNC programs

  • Operating lathes and milling machines

  • Performing, monitoring and optimizing production processes

Our training and further education offers

During your apprenticeship at KUKA, you have various possibilities for continuing your education. For example, you can benefit from the following offers:

  • Introduction days

  • Courses for exam preparation

  • Foreign language courses

  • Robot training

  • Foreign placements of four to six weeks

 

In addition, you also have various opportunities after your apprenticeship, such as:

  • Continuing education programs at the KUKA Academy

  • Sponsorship programs for master workers or technicians

Duration of the apprenticeship and graduation

KUKA offers the training at its location in Augsburg and Bremen.

Augsburg:

Upon successful completion after 3.5 years, you will be trained Lathe/Milling Machine Operator of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Your training will take place in cooperation with Vocational School I in Augsburg. For you, this means that both your practical assignments at KUKA and your classes will take place in Augsburg.

Bremen:

Upon successful completion after 3.5 years, you will be trained Lathe/Milling Machine Operator of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Your training will take place in cooperation with TBZ Mitte in Bremen. For you, this means that both your practical assignments at KUKA and your classes will take place in Bremen.

What you should bring with you

  • Affinity, enthusiasm and passion for mechanics, electronics and technology

  • Interest in different materials, components and machines

  • Fingertip feeling and analytical approach

  • Sense for numbers and physics

  • Flexibility and creativity

  • Enjoy working with other people in a multicultural / international environment

  • Middle maturity or (technical) high school diploma

This is what you can look forward to

  • Attractive remuneration including Christmas bonus and vacation pay

  • 30 days paid vacation

  • State-of-the-art training in the new education center (opened in September 2020)

  • State-of-the-art training facilities

  • Varied and interesting tasks as well as insights into Industrie 4.0

  • Fantastic atmosphere and a great team

  • Extensive continuous professional development opportunities

  • Company canteens and café

  • Very good transport connections

Starting date: Start each year is 1 September in Augsburg and 1 August in Bremen.

Application

Please apply online via our careers site with complete application documents (covering letter, CV, references, etc.) about a year before the start of the apprenticeship.

Have we aroused your interest?

If so, apply now online via our careers site!

Contact Augsburg:
Mr. Manfred Schussmann
Head of Training Center
Tel. +49 821 797 1407

 

Contact Bremen:
Lisa Rodich
Tel. +49 421 6602 358

 

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