Mechatronics Engineer

Area of work

Mechatronics engineers are needed to assemble and maintain complex electro mechanical machinery, plant equipment and high tech systems. Also skills including mechanical engineering and training for clients and operators of these mechatronic systems is required. The person will need to carry out their tasks independently at a variety of locations, especially at installation sites, in workshops and in the service sector using documents and instructions. They frequently work as part of a team and coordinate their work with upstream and downstream sectors and require good communication skills.


Secondary school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss), A-levels or equivalent qualification, preferably with a technical focus

Length of apprenticeship

The apprenticeship normally lasts 3 ½ years, but can be shortened by six months in exceptional cases if the apprentice is particularly capable.

Place of training


Content of the apprenticeship

  • Analysis of functional interactions in mechatronic systems
  • Manufacture of mechanical subsystems
  • Installation of electrical operating equipment taking into account safety-related aspects
  • Investigation of the flow of energy and information in electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic components
  • Communication with the help of data processing systems
  • Planning and organisation of workflows
  • Realisation of mechatronic subsystems
  • Investigation of the flow of information in complex mechatronic systems
  • Planning of assembly and dismantling
  • Commissioning, troubleshooting and repair
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Handover of mechatronic systems to customers