Technical product designer

Everything must fit. Technical drawings in ink on graph paper are history. But the relevant drawing standards still apply to the technical product designer.

Technical product designers (m/f/d) create drawings with CAD systems. Any dimensioning that is useful for production and assembly must be included in the drawing and, if necessary, calculated with dimensions and characteristic values. Plans and parts lists are created for production. Laser systems and forming machines, for example, are controlled according to these specifications. Sometimes it is individual components that are designed with all the necessary dimensions - it can also be entire assemblies or machines. These can be viewed on the computer in their assembled state from different perspectives. 3D constructions are used to check whether everything fits. Exploded views show each individual part and help with assembly or later maintenance. Thus they are often an important part of a machine documentation.

At Buddenkotte, the technical product designers are in direct contact with all departments. They consult with material purchasing and work preparation during the planning phase. Metal and mechanical engineering expertise forms a good basis for technical product designers.

Training requirements

  • Secondary technical school certificate or good secondary general school certificate 10B
  • Good grades in mathematics and physics
  • Good spatial awareness
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to think logically and abstractly
  • Interest in technology and crafts
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team

The apprenticeship

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

Contact data

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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