CeramTec Training Position Finder

Find Your Way – You Know Exactly What You Want?

When you’re just starting out, it’s difficult to know which direction to take. We totally understand. We hope these questions will help you reach your goals. Simply try it out and have fun
with CeramTec.

1. Question

Do you want to go to college or would you rather take a different path? Are you quick to understand? Do you understand even difficult topics? Are you more of an academic type or would you prefer to roll up your sleeves and get to work?


Nice job. When you finish school, you can choose between:

Dual Studies Program with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial Business Administration

Are you interested in the commercial aspects of business and how different departments like purchasing, accounting, human resources management and marketing are interrelated? Then a practical course of study in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Industry might be right for you. Core areas of study: Studies and training provide a broad basic education in business administration along with in-depth knowledge in special areas of business operations. Combined with management and foreign language courses, CeramTec ensures its graduates are highly flexible and skilled negotiators.

Dual Studies Program with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Mechanical Engineering

Designing, constructing, selling and maintaining technical equipment for customers. Do these tasks sound exciting to you? Then start your studies and obtain a Bachelors of Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering at CeramTec. Core areas of study: Qualification as a mechanical engineer builds on a solid foundation in mathematics, natural science, technology and engineering. Today’s mechanical engineers are no longer just developers, design engineers or production engineers. They must also be able to adapt to changing and expanding fields of work. This requires extensive knowledge of planning, business administration and information technology. Businesses expect mechanical engineers to have an overarching knowledge of every stage in the order process. So today’s design engineers must focus more on manufacturing technologies related to the product than they did in the past. And production planners must understand their subcontractors’ cost structures, etc. Customer contact also plays a major role here.

No, thanks. Have you got anything more practical?

OK. We hear you loud and clear. How about a traineeship? Proceed to question 2.

2. Question

Are you a “pencil pusher” or a “PC warrior” or are you more of a hands-on, workshop kind of person?

For sure. Relaxed atmosphere! To be honest: A desk job would be best.

Well, great. That’s something. How about a traineeship as an

Industrial Clerk

Industrial Clerks perform tasks associated with materials management, human resources, finance and accounting, marketing and sales. Typical assignments for Industrial Clerks include processing order paper work, reviewing delivery papers, receiving goods and goods storage, production monitoring and more. Industrial Clerks generally work in administrative department offices using modern office communication tools such as computers, email, fax machines, phones and telephone and video conferencing systems.

No way! Sitting in an office all day, I don’t know about that. I’d rather roll up my sleeves – but I still want a challenge

We can use people like you. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves here. If you are good with your hands, like getting things moving and can solve problems, you’ll feel right at home here. For example as an:

Industrial Ceramics Specialist, with a Focus on Plant Technology

As an Industrial Ceramics Specialist with a focus on plant technology, you process ceramic materials and manufacture all types of advanced ceramics. You operate machines for preparing, forming and finishing ceramic products and you also work with drying systems and kilns. Servicing machines, carrying out maintenance and repair work and troubleshooting in the production process are other key duties. Quality assurance is another area of responsibility. It ensures that the results of the work carried out are inspected in laboratory and production conditions.

Industrial Mechanic

As an Industrial Mechanic, you ensure that machines and production facilities are always ready for operation. This includes manufacturing device and machine parts and assemblies and assembling them into machines and technical systems. They must then be set up, put into operation and undergo functionality checks. Your skills are needed for plant maintenance and servicing just as much as for determining the cause of malfunctions, ordering or preparing spare parts or carrying out repairs. And, when you have finished your assembly and inspection work, your role as an Industrial Mechanic means you are also responsible for instructing coworkers and customers on how to operate and use this equipment.

Machine and Equipment Operator

As a Machine and Equipment Operator you set up machines and equipment on the production line, operate this equipment and control and monitor the flow of materials. The broad range of tasks offers plenty of variety: in creating workflows, selecting and applying testing methods and testing tools. In selecting materials that must be processed according to technical specifications with the appropriate manual and mechanical manufacturing methods. You also use control and regulator systems, maintain and inspect machines and equipment, perform troubleshooting tasks and carry out quality assurance measures – all while keeping an eye on environmental, occupational health and safety guidelines and cost-effectiveness. Finally, documenting production data and of course coordinating with upstream and downstream departments are also part of your responsibility to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Mechatronics Engineer

Mechanic or electronics technician? Both! As an electrical and metalworking specialist, you perform tasks in the areas of mechanics, electronics and information technology. You also build and install complex mechatronics systems. Moreover, you are responsible for maintenance and repairs. Mechatronics systems are becoming more and more important, so this career is not only future-proof but also offers an extremely varied range of responsibilities. Metalworking and electrical engineering qualifications are just as important as knowing the basics of hydraulics, pneumatics and control and regulator technology. Measuring, testing and programming components are additional elements of your training plan. When you’ve finished your training, installing a programmable control system (e.g. a Logo DDC or a Simatic S7) and knowing how to properly operate a variety of field bus systems will be no problem whatsoever.

3. Question

Sometimes you have to pry yourself away from the computer. You get lost in the jungle of applications and programming languages that other people simply can’t fathom. Let them talk. The main thing is that everything works how you want it to and that you’re able to find your way.

Yep. That’s totally me. Did you install spyware on my computer or something?

We’ll give you your own platform. Your skills are in high demand, especially if you complete a traineeship with us – as a

Computer Science Specialist

As a Computer Science Specialist you work in our own IT department and other areas of our company. You can look forward to exciting work in a number of different fields: Your job includes a variety of tasks ranging from analyzing customer requirements, planning, setting up, maintaining and managing systems and computer networks to application and database development, software engineering, adapting, acquiring and installing hardware and software all the way to work in the areas of consulting, training and IT security.

4. Question

Have you been playing with electronic construction kits since you were a kid? Today you understand the difference between positive and negative, give volts, amperes and watts their due respect and are “totally charged” when it comes to motivation?

Yep. Correctamundo. Even wiring and circuit diagrams don’t scare me. I’m totally wired.

We can’t wait for you to join our team. Send us your application for a traineeship as an

Industrial Electronics Engineer

As an Industrial Electronics Engineer you and your team of colleagues ensure that our electronic systems are professionally installed and maintained. Whether electronic power supplies, industrial plant systems or modern building and automation technology – you’re there whenever a building or plant system is installed or converted. For example when drafting blueprints for changes and expansions. Or when installing cabling systems, power and data lines or equipping machines with automation systems. What’s more, system assembly work must be coordinated and the work of service providers and other tradesmen must also be monitored.

You’re truly wired – not only when it comes to assembling and wiring work for switchgear and automation systems, but also when you’re needed to program and configure systems and test them to ensure that they function properly and safely. It feels great when the system is transferred to the final users and you can show them how to operate it.

I’ll pass, thanks. I really got zapped once and that was enough for me. I’m not suicidal. Leave that to someone else.

Just as well. We can accept that. You’ll find plenty of exciting career opportunities in a number of CeramTec departments. Maybe the next question will help you find your calling.

5. Question

You love 3D. You enjoy moving around in your computer’s virtual space. But you’re tired of playing games. Now you want to see what you can create for yourself in this space. Something that really works and that is actually manufactured one day. High-tech objects that are needed everywhere.

Wow. I could totally see myself doing that. Wait here while I go get my 3D glasses.

With your imagination you’re always a welcome addition to our team. It’s great that you’re technically inclined, enjoy working with computers and like being part of a team. Here you’ll be able to combine form and function perfectly. Please allow us to offer this training program:

Technical Product Designer

As a Technical Product Designer you are responsible for developing and building technical products and solutions. You have good spatial perception, enjoy mathematics and performing under exacting conditions and have fun working with computers. Technical Product Designers work closely with engineers and design engineers. You use their construction and design specifications to create three-dimensional (3D) models with the help of CAD systems. In addition to the 3D data files, you also author technical documentation. This can include technical drawings, animations or presentations. You accompany products throughout their entire development stage, from the initial concept all the way to the finished, computer-aided virtual product. Construction and design, calculation and simulation and process and project management are your core duties. Being a Technical Product Designer means having in-depth knowledge of workflows and working conditions. You are familiar with materials technology, manufacturing, assembly and joining methods and are highly competent in working with shapes and the rules of design. You will work as part of a team to develop products that can be economically manufactured in production.

3D is all right, but only at the movies. I’d rather watch the latest 3D flick.

Great that you’re leading the way when it comes to watching 3D movies. Imagine for a moment in real-life 3D all the spectacular things you want to do with your life. CeramTec has plenty of opportunities.

Figuring out what you really want is the first step. These questions are just a guideline – a small signpost to help you make it through the vocational training jungle. Talking to a real person could help accelerate your decision. Go ahead and give us a call. We’ll help you make a decision. We promise. Here’s a first glimpse of what we have to offer:

Training Occupations at CeramTec

  • Industrial Clerk
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machine and Equipment Operator
  • Technical Product Designer
  • Computer Science Specialist
  • Industrial Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Ceramics Specialist
  • Mechatronics Engineer

Dual Studies Programs at CeramTec

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Mechanical Engineering

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