People work with machines in order to accomplish ever more complex work flows. Your task as a mechatronics engineer will be to make sure that the machines function flawlessly.
Your tasks – what you will do
As a mechatronics engineer you will have the task of ensuring that the equipment and machines work and function flawlessly. You can therefore work anywhere where there are machines involved in production – meaning including and predominantly in the metal construction industry. You will maintain and repair machines or (dis)assemble machine parts. You will also install controls and switches and program complex systems.
Your salary – what you will earn
Starting 2022, you will earn EUR 811 during the first year of your apprenticeship and as much as EUR 1,047 in the fourth year. Your salary after you complete your apprenticeship will vary according to the company and your experience. You can use the collectively negotiated pay scale for the metalworking trade for orientation: In the first group you will receive EUR 2,174.00, while in the highest group you will receive EUR 4,757.13.
Your future – what your opportunities are
You can also become a technician in the field of mechatronics. After completing your further training, as a specialist you will also assume management tasks in the area of planning. You will also familiarise new trainees with their work. With further training to become an Bachelor Professional of Mechatronics, you can venture into business on your own, train young talent or take on tasks with more responsibility in your company. You can also study Mechanical Engineering, provided that you have successfully completed your apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineer.
Your entry point – openings and more
In order to become a mechatronics engineer, you must complete an apprenticeship lasting three and a half years. You will learn to machine and join metal, how to operate and test the individual machines in the company and the significance of quality management, because everything should run flawlessly, after all. You will find companies offering and apprenticeships and companies looking for trained mechatronics engineers in our application portal.