Your Apprenticeship at CPM Precision

Would you like to find out more about the apprenticeship process for cutting machine operators? We will be happy to give you an insight and explain the process in more detail.

Apprenticeship as a cutting machine operator

Since 2008, we have been offering an apprenticeship as a cutting machine operator in Hirschberg. A three and a half year apprenticeship is required to become a machinist. During this time, you will learn all the important theoretical and practical basics. You will be closely supported by us, especially during the practical part: Under the guidance of our experienced specialists, you will become familiar with the operation of CNC lathes and milling machines, the creation of the associated programs, and the production of precise (micro) components.

You will learn the relevant theory at our cooperation school in Sinsheim as well as directly at our company. As of 2024, we have permanent premises, including technical equipment. This will enable you to combine theory and practice even better and prepare you in the best possible way for your professional career as a machinist.

What Your Apprenticeship with Us Will Look Like:

First Year

In the first year of your apprenticeship, you will learn how to distinguish between the different metals, use hand-held tools, and produce basic components on a conventional turning lathe.

Second Year

In the second year of your apprenticeship, you will program and use computer-controlled systems.

Third and Fourth Year

After you have successfully passed your intermediate examination, you will be involved in ongoing production in the third and fourth year of your apprenticeship and take on more complex orders from planning to implementation.

Your Working Environment during and after Your Apprenticeship:

As a machinist, you will work in production halls. In order to ensure that machine noise, metal dust, and shavings don’t take the fun out of your work, you are required to wear protective clothing such as safety goggles, work gloves, and hearing protection depending on the respective task.

In this apprenticeship, accuracy and precision are important – not only so that the components fit together afterwards but also for your own safety.

Following precise consultation, you will work independently and intently on our machines. You should be able to stand for long periods.

The daily routine of a cutting machine operator includes cleaning and maintaining the machines.

Why Should You Do an Apprenticeship as a Machinist?

Exciting challenge

You will work with precision technology and state-of-the-art machines. Every working day brings new challenges, keeps you active, and allows you to grow.

Creativity and innovation at its best

You have the opportunity to contribute to the development and production of medical implants that help people and improve their lives. Your work will help improve the health of others.

Future-proof industry

Machining manufacturing processes and additively manufactured medical products are always in demand. There is thus a constantly high demand for well-trained specialists.

Personal development

The apprenticeship as a cutting machine operator offers you the opportunity to develop your technical skills and prepares you for a career in the metalworking industry. You will also learn to be a good team player and take on responsibility.

What Benefits Await You During
Your Apprenticeship at CPM Precision?

Vacation and Christmas allowance

Various free cold drinks (water, soft drinks and juices) and coffee

Fuel card or
MAXX ticket

report booklet

An Apprenticeship as a Cutting Machine Operator Could Be Right for You if

  • you are technically skilled and interested in technology.
  • you have good spatial thinking.
  • you like to work with concentration, care, and precision.