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Metals technology: Industrial machinist

Duration of training: 3.5 years

Career

Metal workers are surrounded by metals and machinery. Tasks range from working and shaping metals into components and semi-finished and finished products to designing and fabricating machinery, assembling automated production facilities and assembling equipment. Metal workers use hand-held tools and computer-controlled facilities to work a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other materials, producing machines, machine components, structural steel components and furnace shells. They use skills such as forging, welding, soldering, bending, filing, bonding and machining.

Important aspects of training

  • creating standardized drawings of components
  • understanding properties and applications of material and auxiliary materials
  • working materials both manually and using machines: turning, milling, cutting, bending, forging, welding
  • reading, using and creating technical documentation such as sketches, drawings and user manuals
  • manufacturing, assembling, adjusting and testing common industry workpieces and components
  • surface protection and heat treatment of materials
  • correct handling of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • working with company hardware and software
  • manufacturing workpieces and components, for example shaft connections to transfer torque
  • manufacturing, assembling, adjusting and servicing machines, components, etc. including pneumatic (operated with compressed air) and hydraulic (operated with fluid pressure) systems and control systems
  • finding and rectifying errors and malfunctions in machinery and components

Training schedule

Trade school

  • 10 weeks of coursework
  • Schärding Trade School, Ziergartenstraße 2, 4780 Schärding, Austria

Daniel Hörtenhuber

"The basic training I received in the workshop during my first year as an apprentice was a great start to my career. I spent a year learning the basics and was then able to help my colleagues in the manufacturing process. After I finish my apprenticeship, I look forward to gaining international experience on job sites."

Daniel Hörtenhuber | metals technology

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