Apprenticeship period: 3.5 years
Locations: Tool making departments in the metal and plastics-working industry
No work is possible without the right tools. This also applies to the industrial sector. Toolmakers manufacture cutting and punching tools, injection molds, casts, and many other items such as devices for correctly positioning the tools on machines. They also repair their products and maintain them in good working order.
Key training areas:
- Manufacturing, constructing, inspecting, commissioning and repairing cutting, punching and molding tools
- Manufacturing and installing spare parts
- Programming and operating computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools