Construction mechanic specialising in thin sheet metal construction technology (m/f/d)

Training as a construction mechanic specialising in thin sheet metal construction technology (m/f/d) is a recognised training occupation.

Hardly any other profession offers such a wide range of tasks and thus a varied working day, because the manufacture, set-up or conversion of machines and production plants is extremely multifaceted. The construction mechanic specialising in thin sheet metal construction technology (m/f/d) is ideally a tinkerer with all-rounder qualities. In the day-to-day training, repair and maintenance tasks, production as well as monitoring and optimisation of production processes are part of the typical scope of duties of the construction mechanic.


At Buddenkotte, construction mechanics specialising in thin sheet metal construction technology build sheet metal housings for technical apparatus and machines as well as car body parts. The dimensions are transferred from the design drawing to the material or directly from the CAD planning to the CNC-controlled machines. After cutting, the sheets are bent into the required shape with bending machines, and the necessary recesses are milled or drilled. Welding, screws or bolts are ways of joining sheet metal parts together. In addition to manual dexterity and technical understanding, planning and thoughtful implementation in coordination with other departments should be part of common practice. The construction mechanic (m/f/d) consistently implements company quality management guidelines in his projects and thus actively participates in continuous improvement processes.

Training requirements

  • Advanced technical school leaving certificate or good secondary school leaving certificate 10B
  • Good grades in mathematics and physics
  • Technical and manual interest and skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Drawing skills
  • Spatial thinking

The apprenticeship

StartEvery year beginning of August
Duration3,5 years
Practical part of the apprenticeshipAt our plant in Velen
Vocational schoolPictorius Berufskolleg in Coesfeld
School days1 or 2 days weekly during school hours
Final examTheory and practice at the IHK Nord Westfalen

Please contact


Please forward your application documents to:


Edgar Schwarz 

Buddenkotte Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestraße 17 
46342 Velen
Tel.: 02863/2090-0
Fax: 02863/2090-31

Buddenkotte Apparatebau

GmbH & Co. KG

Industriestraße 17, 46342 Velen

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[+49] 28 63 / 20 90-0

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