Tool Mechanic (m / w / d)

Job type: Recognized occupation

Type of training: dual training in industry

Duration of training: 3.5 years

Learning venues: Training company and vocational school

What do you do in this job?

Toolmakers manufacture stamping tools, casting and injection molds or devices for industrial series production and mechanical engineering, as well as precision engineering and surgical instruments. For the production, they mostly use CNC-controlled machine tools, which they also program themselves. Using turning, milling, grinding and drilling machines, they manufacture the individual parts of the often complex tools. In doing so, they precisely adhere to the dimensions specified by technical drawings. Individual parts assemble them into finished tools and incorporate them into the production machines, e.g. in punching machines. They carry out test runs and inspect the finished products. The maintenance and repair of tools and machines is also part of the area of responsibility.

Where do you work?

Tool mechanics find employment in companies in the metal and plastic processing industry, in toolmaking companies and in companies that produce precision mechanical or medical devices.
Workplaces are primarily in factories and production halls

Which graduation is expected?

Predominantly middle education or good secondary education

Requirements in operation


For example, for the precise, true-to-scale production of workpieces.

Dexterity and good eye-hand coordination
For example, when sawing, milling, filing and grinding metal parts.

Craft skills and technical understanding
For example, during assembly of components or during maintenance work.

z. B. Compliance with data protection regulations when working with information technology systems.
School subjects

School subjects

Eg for calculating machine settings.

computer science
For example, for working with CNC machines.

Works / technique
For example, for working on milling and grinding machines or technical drawing.

career prospects

After the training, you can choose your own path. By participating in courses, courses or seminars, you specialize in on production engineering, materials, CNC technology, electrical engineering, pneumatics, hydraulics or computer science.

With appropriate work experience, you can continue your education and continue your ascension:

Industrial master metal
Feinwerkmechaniker master / in
Technician (Mechanical Engineering or Precision Engineering) Extra-occupational study: z. B. Bachelor of Engineering

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