It’s you who needs to enjoy your job, not your parents.

Looking for a job that is out of the ordinary? One where sparks fly, one which is about your future? Then training at MKM may be just the thing for you. Because here, almost everything is XXL: our products, our training courses and your prospects.

An apprenticeship at MKM lays a solid foundation for everything that comes after. Why? Because we value quality from the very outset. Your training will follow a recognised and successful schedule at our own modern training facilities within our own training rooms. You will of course be able to meet personally with your teacher regularly and with your subject-area instructors as well. That will allow you to decide together whether the speed you are going at is right for you, what support you need, and which areas you are progressing well in. Here you really will be on the job from day one. The advantage of that is that your basic knowledge will be connected straight away to actual practice – which in our experience makes it much easier to retain theoretical knowledge, even if it’s dry. It is no coincidence that the best apprentice in the whole of Germany in 2013 was at our company. If you perform well we will take you on once you have completed your training. But your development will not stop there.

MKM offers the attractive apprenticeship wage of a company engaged in a collective wage agreement. We want talented individuals not only to enjoy good opportunities at MKM, but also a good future.

You can learn the following professions at MKM:

Process mechanic

Process mechanics monitor machines in the production and processing of raw materials. Different raw materials are divided into different groups. Copper processing belongs to the ore-smelting and semi-finished products industry. In the field of non-ferrous metal forming, process technicians operate machines and systems that are used to make wires, wire rope, sheets, strips, tubes and bars out of copper and other alloys. We expect you to have a secondary school certificate and good grades in at least natural sciences and technology.

When training at MKM you will learn:

  • Foundations of metalworking
  • Measuring and testing specific to our industry
  • Material testing and material science in metalworking
  • Basics of machine tools
  • Foundations of metallurgy
  • How to weld
  • Foundations of electrical engineering
  • Basic hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Training in lifts and conveyors
  • Specialisation in the field of forming
Industrial management assistant

Industrial management assistants, as their name suggests, work in the commercial and managerial areas of companies. There is a lot correspondence to do in the fields of materials logistics, sales, marketing, human resources, finances and invoicing, such as the drawing-up of offers, general correspondence and documentation. You will need to be interested in administrative work, not averse to legal topics, and in possession of a good general education. It is essential that you can think logically and analytically, that you behave well with others, that you are good at organising and that you enjoy using software. Training to be an industrial management assistant is demanding, varied and diverse.

We expect you to have a very good secondary school certificate and good results in mathematics as well as natural sciences and technology.

When training at MKM you will learn:

  • How to plan investment and financing processes
  • How to manage personnel
  • How to plan, manage and control sales and procurement processes
  • How to help draw up annual accounts
  • How to plan, manage and control performance and delivery processes
  • How to record and document value streams
  • How to analyse and assess value added processes
  • How to execute company strategies and projects
  • How to understand market-oriented business processes
Mechatronics technician

The name says it all: a mechatronics technician is a mechanic and electrician rolled into one. In modern industrial manufacturing, an increasing number of machines, devices and technical systems are full of electrical equipment and networked together. The mechatronic technician is responsible for assembling, setting up, testing and maintaining all of that. He or she maintains an overview of the complete system. Training to be a mechatronic technician takes 3.5 years.

We expect you to have a very good secondary school certificate or higher, especially in natural sciences and technology.

When you train at MKM you will learn how to:

  • Produce mechanical parts
  • Assemble and wire up mechanical, electromechanical and electrical components to form subassemblies
  • Measure constants and variables, and test components and subassemblies
  • Test, measure and adjust subassemblies and systems, and put them into operation
  • Assemble, set up, monitor, commission and maintain automated production systems
Machine and system operator

Machine and system operators oversee machines. They maintain them and put them into operation. Machine and system operators are technically adept, diligent, and flexible all-rounders. They replace wearing parts, refill oil, coolant and lubricant, and monitor the production process. This training course lasts for two years.

We expect you to have a good secondary school certificate with good results in mathematics, natural sciences and technology.

When you train at MKM you will learn how to:

  • Operate controls and regulators on machines.
  • Manufacture components by joining, clamping and forming, and learn what to look out for when assembling/disassembling them
  • Refit production machines and systems
  • Set and optimise process data
  • Rectify faults
  • Maintain machines and replace wearing parts
  • Select tools, consider materials and cutting geometries and determine technological specifications