Process mechanic

Plastics and rubber technology

Tasks and activities

  • Basics of metalworking
  • Work with hand-held machines and tools
  • Handle measurement, control and regulating equipment
  • Construct pneumatic circuits
  • Operate, monitor, control, service and maintain injection-moulding machines and peripheral systems
  • Handle raw, auxiliary and process materials
  • Quality testing


Apprenticed trade
Process mechanic
Moulded parts
Duration of training
3 years
Start of training
September of each year
Vocational school
Carl-Benz-Schule in Karlsruhe, Germany,
one or two days of instruction per week


Did you receive a school leaving certificate with good, or at least average, marks? Or attain a medium level of education? If so, come join us and train as a process mechanic. Naturally, technical careers require skilled craftsmanship and technical understanding. Reliability, the ability to work on a team, commitment and readiness to learn are also essential for successful training. Do you have good computer skills? Do you like maths and the natural sciences? If so, you have what it takes to become a process mechanic – a profession with a future and top career prospects.