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Cutting machine operator (m/f/d)

As a cutting machine operator, you use machining processes such as turning, milling, drilling or grinding to fabricate precision components, usually from metal. You will generally work with CNC machine tools or machining systems. You will set these up and monitor the machining processes.



Your tasks

  • You will interpret technical documents and calculate any missing data
  • You will learn how to produce technical drawings and 3D models with the help of CAD software
  • Your area of responsibility will also include choosing tools such as turning tools, milling cutters and drills, and checking them for sharpness, shape and dimensions
  • You will commission machines and monitor production processes
  • You will independently perform intermediate measurements on the workpieces using calipers, micrometers, surface measuring instruments and other test equipment
  • You will learn how to inspect operating facilities, disassemble components where necessary, replace defective or wear parts and test functions in accordance with inspection or maintenance plans
  • You will independently order or manufacture replacement parts, increasingly by means of additive manufacturing processes (3D printing)
  • You will be responsible for replacing defective parts and performing functional tests


  • Mittlere Reife (general certificate of secondary education)
  • Interest in technical processes
  • Logical thinking
  • Good proficiency in mathematics and physics
  • Open and friendly towards other people
  • Careful way of working

What we offer

  • Challenging and varied activities
  • Prospects for professional development and opportunities for promotion
  • Good chances of employment after completing your training
  • Bonus for a grade of 2.5 or better in your final examination
  • We provide your workwear
  • We cover the cost of teaching materials and provide an annual budget for trainee events

Professional development opportunities

  • Bachelor Professional of Metal Production and Management (CCI) (m/f/d)
  • Master Professional of Technical Management (CCI) (m/f/d)

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