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Electronics technician - machines and drive technology

What do electronics technicians do for machines and drive technology?

Electric motors, such as AC or three-phase motors, convert electrical energy into work and thus drive other machines. In the case of generators, e.g. wind generators, it is exactly the opposite: here, energy is generated through mechanical work. Electronics technicians for machines and drive technology are very familiar with this. They assemble these machines and install windings that ensure that the correct electrical voltage is generated in motors, for example. They are experts in the fields of electrics and electronics.

Electronics technician for machines and drive technology ...

  • set up production facilities
  • produce different windings (arrangement of electrical conductors) and isolate windings in electrical machines
  • dismantle or assemble electrical machines, test and repair them
  • set up drive and supply technology machines, connect them up and test them
  • commission electrical machines and maintain them
  • install, program control and monitoring devices for drive and supply technology and maintain them
  • search for and correct faults in drive systems
  • assemble printed circuit boards (boards on which the smallest electronic components are mounted)
  • maintain explosion-proof switchgear and electrical devices
  • maintain and overgrow electrical machines and drive systems

Electronics technicians for machines and drive technology work for ...

  • Metal, machine and plant construction
  • Workshops for electrical machines, devices and systems
  • Motor windings

As a rule, they are also trained there.

Who is the job for?

Applicants should ...

  • have a good knowledge of maths and physics
  • have a good command of English
  • Have fun with technology
  • like to work in a team
  • appear friendly and service-oriented

What is particularly good?

  • to always be one step ahead when it comes to technology and electronics
  • to work on a variety of tasks

How is the training structured?

Entry requirements

In principle, no specific previous training is required for the start of the apprenticeship. However, the companies expect at least the secondary school certificate, some also the technical college entrance qualification (Mittlere Reife). Before the end of the second year of training, there is an examination, the result of which is included in the overall result of the final examination. The training ends after three and a half years with a successful journeyman's examination.

Training allowance

The amount of the training allowance varies greatly depending on the economic sector and region, sometimes even depending on the company. The respective collective bargaining partners, i.e. the employers' associations and unions, agree on how much you will earn during and after your training. They can give you precise information. You can find out which employers' association or trade union is responsible for your training occupation, for example from your Chamber of Crafts, the guild, the professional association or the local employment agency.

What can I do with my job later?

Vocational training is the first step towards professional life. Then it goes on, for example as an industrial foreman specializing in electrical engineering. The goal can of course also be professional independence.

One thing is clear: nobody has to do the same thing in the same job all their life. On the contrary: Those who want to have good chances on the job market or as a self-employed entrepreneur today have to be flexible and receive regular further training. There are plenty of courses, courses or seminars to specialize in, e.g. B.

  • Heavy current technology
  • contactless control technology - digital technology

Under certain conditions, e.g. B. several years of professional experience, various advanced training courses are possible, including:

  • Trainer (responsible for training apprentices)
  • Electrical machine builder
  • Industrial foreman specializing in electrical engineering
  • Technician for business administration

After attending a technical college, it is possible to study at a technical college, including:

  • Electrical engineer

Brief info

Electronics technician for machines and drive technology ...

... assemble machines and install windings that ensure that the correct electrical voltage is generated in motors, for example. They are experts in the fields of electrics and electronics.

Particularly good is ...

... to always be one step ahead when it comes to technology and electronics, to work on a wide range of tasks

Applicants should ...

... have good knowledge of maths and physics, good English skills, enjoy technology, enjoy working in a team, appear friendly and service-oriented

Who is training?

Metal, machine and plant construction, workshops for electrical machines, devices and systems, motor winding shops

Duration of training?

3.5 years

Earnings during training and at work?

The employment agencies provide information on this

Career opportunities?

z. B. Instructor (responsible for training apprentices), master electrical machine builder, industrial master specializing in electrical engineering, technician for business administration, electrical engineering graduate