Apprenticeship

Thinking about your future

Our culture is embodied in our apprenticeship program. Mikron is dedicated to training and developing the next generation of technical experts. Our apprentices regularly have access to state of the art equipment, master craftsman and world class instruction. Graduates often rank in the top of their apprenticeship classes.

Select from the following apprenticeship occupations:

Your daily tasks are very varied. You make workpieces, tools, and components for the production and assembly of machine parts. As an all-rounder, your work involves turning, milling and drilling, applying the special training you’ve received on the operation of state-of-the-art high-tech machines. You monitor production and check the quality of the pieces produced.

Join the high-tech workforce
Multi-skilled mechanics create housings and molds – for instance, production parts used for extruding hot components and coating and machining solar cells. Multi-skilled mechanics provide support during the assembly process, very often on-site at customers’ premises, both in Switzerland and abroad. The workpieces that you produce are used by electronic and application engineers in the Automation segment.

Your tasks

  • Assembly work
  • Drilling
  • Milling and turning
  • Grinding
  • Quality measurement and monitoring


Requirements

  • Manual dexterity
  • A broad range of technical interests
  • Good spatial awareness


Courses of study most frequently chosen after the apprenticeship

  • Mechanical engineering, microtechnology, systems engineering

As a mechatronics technician, you are responsible for the assembly and maintenance of complex machines, installations and systems. You assemble electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components and install or connect these systems. You also verify the functionality of installations and connections and carry out quality checks. Not only will you be working in the workshop, but also at customers’ assembly sites.

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3½ years in the dual system (vocational college and on-the-job training)

Training priorities

  • Basics of metalworking, electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Programming, assembly, dismantling, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of mechatronic systems
  • Working in the workshop and at the customers’ premises


Requirements

  • Good upper secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • Aptitude for and interest in technical subjects
  • Manual dexterity
  • An ability to see how things interrelate and to understand complex systems
  • Spatial awareness
  • Self-reliance, flexibility, dependability

 

 

Commercial training can introduce you to a variety of fascinating areas of work geared to your chosen vocation.

As an industrial business management assistant, you will help the Sales team with customer support and assist the Purchasing department in the procurement of production materials. Work in the field of accounting also covers some interesting assignments such as preparing statistics, booking invoices and managing different accounts.

If you qualify to work in an office management role, your duties will include recruitment and training management, appointment scheduling and visitor reception. You will also be acquainted with core accounting activities.

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3 years in the dual system (vocational college and on-the-job training)

Training priorities

  • Customer, supplier and employee support
  • Document administration, and corresponding with customers, suppliers, employees and external service providers
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations, Excel lists and Word documents
  • Organizational tasks

Requirements

  • High school leaving certificate or good upper secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics, German and English
  • Good IT skills, in particular in MS Office applications
  • Good language skills
  • Service mindset and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Flair for communication and organization
  • Flexibility, dependability, commitment

As a technical product designer, you develop individual components, assemblies and complete systems on a computer. You will receive basic training in machining, control and electrical technology as well as joining and assembly techniques. Customers attach particular importance to collaborating with our design engineers in the product planning phase. You will be given free rein to unlock your creativity.

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3½ years in the dual system (vocational college and on-the-job training)

Training priorities

  • Basic training in machining, control and electrical technology as well as joining and assembly techniques.
  • Developing prototypes using computer-aided 3D models
  • Drawing CAD models
  • Producing, updating, managing and securing technical drawings and documents

Requirements

  • High school leaving certificate or good upper secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics, physics and German
  • Good IT skills, in particular in MS Office applications
  • Good spatial awareness
  • Good communications and team skills as well as creativity
  • Ability to work in a precise, structured way
  • Systematic and analytical approach

Technical product designer apprenticeships are offered at Mikron Machining only.

As a warehouse logistics specialist, you are responsible for receiving goods, inspecting them, and storing them in the correct manner. You put together route plans and organize the loading and dispatch of goods. You will also help to optimize logistics processes and so familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of logistics workflows.

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3½ years in the dual system (vocational college and on-the-job training)

Training priorities

  • Fundamentals of logistics
  • Receiving, inspecting, storing, picking and dispatching goods
  • Determining and evaluating key indicators such as delivery readiness and delivery capacity utilization
  • Using the materials management system
  • Optimization of logistics processes

Requirements

  • Upper secondary school or good lower secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics
  • Aptitude for and interest in technical subjects, manual dexterity
  • Logical mindset, and ability to work in a precise, structured way
  • Spatial awareness
  • Self-reliance, flexibility, dependability

As a machinist, you will machine standard and special precision hard metal tools using complex 6-axis CNC grinding centers. You are responsible for setting up and programming the grinding machines and monitoring machining processes. Your tasks also include carrying out quality checks on machined and reground workpieces.

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3½ years in the dual system (vocational college and on-the-job training)

Training priorities

  • Basic training in metalworking, in particular cutting methods such as grinding, turning, milling and drilling
  • Machining workpieces using complex 6-axis CNC grinding centers
  • Setting up and monitoring machining processes
  • Carrying out quality checks

Requirements

  • Upper secondary school or good lower secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of mathematics
  • Aptitude for and interest in technical subjects
  • Manual dexterity
  • Logical mindset, and ability to work in a precise, structured way
  • Spatial awareness
  • Self-reliance, flexibility, dependability