Tasks include manufacturing finished parts for our customers with high levels of accuracy in terms of dimensions and shape using turning, milling, planing and drilling techniques on conventional and computer-operated machine tools. These mechanics also process parts made from a range of different plastics. Process mechanics calculate and select the correct cutting speeds (feed rate per revolution), feed rates and thread pitch. They also learn techniques such as sawing, drilling, milling, measuring, testing, as well as bonding and welding techniques.
This occupation requires extensive knowledge of processing sequences for conventional machine tools, as well as creation and handling of programmes on fully-automated machine tools.
- School leavers certificate
- Interest in automated manufacturing processes
- Care and perseverance
Duration of training programme
The training programme for process mechanics in plastic and rubber engineering lasts 3 years with a focus on semi-finished parts and components manufactured according to sketches or customer requests.