Process mechanic

The process mechanic's workplace is in the plastics production plant. With the help of plastics processing methods such as injection moulding and transfer moulding, he/she produces products and components from polymer materials. The trainee learns which plastics, additives and auxiliary materials optimise the material quality and which workflows produce the best product. He/she performs tests, assigns a moulding compound, and prepares this for production. The trainee also gets an insight into the work of mould construction and quality assurance.

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- school-leaving qualification or
- advanced technical certificate or
- higher education entrance qualification

Duration of training

3 years
[in the event of exceptional performance this can be reduced by half a year]

Training allowance

1st year   EUR 896.60

2nd year   EUR 941.24

3rd year   EUR 1,007.56

Additional performance-related bonus payments
[as at 1 April 2015]

Training programme

The seven-month basic training for technical trainees is carried out in Gira's own training centre in Radevormwald. This allows the training to involve a high degree of skills and practical experience. At the same time, the specialist training is geared to Gira's specific requirements from the start. After their basic training, the trainees change to the various technical departments. During the entire training period, they attend the vocational school at the Werther Brücke vocational college in Wuppertal once to twice a week.


Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG
Human Resources
42477 Radevormwald, Germany

Guido Zimmermann
Training Manager Technical Professions
Tel. +49 (0)2195 602 214

Online application

Apply online for a traineeship in 2017. This is easy to do using our online form.
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Gira training day

Find out about training at Gira at first hand on 11 June 2016.
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