Plastic and rubber technology process technician

Plastics are in every part of our lives – toys, gadgets, sports equipment, even buildings. This means polymers – the main components of plastic – are everywhere too. As a plastic and rubber technology process technician, you’ll learn all about manufacturing components and structural elements made of polymer materials. From how to choose the best production process and materials, to setting the manufacturing machines and systems, monitoring the production process and checking the quality of the final product.

What you need

  • Successful completion of at least 10 years of education
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good practical skills
  • Strong interest in technology

Vocational course content

  • Manufacture of metal and plastic construction elements
  • Production of simple structural elements
  • Removal and checking of control technology systems
  • Tool, machine and other equipment maintenance
  • Analyzing and checking the properties of plastics
  • Ensuring that the production requirements are met
The vocational training course lasts 3 years

Your career prospects

After you’ve completed your vocational training course, you have a wide variety of further training options:
  • Senior industrial technician (plastic and rubber engineering specialist)
  • State-certified technician (plastic and rubber engineering specialist)
  • State-certified technician (mechanical engineering, plastic and rubber specialist)

Financing your vocational training course

You’ll be a paid employee during your vocational training. If you live more than 100 kilometers away from the training site and have to move closer, we’ll also pay you a rental allowance for a certain period.