Training at KSM Castings Group

Do you love cars and technology as well as working in a team? Would you like to be an expert in a trade? Or juggle with numbers? A profession with a future. – Good idea? Then KSM is the right company for you.

Every year, the KSM Castings Group successfully trains. In addition to technical and commercial training professions, KSM offers dual study programs for high-school graduates. One thing is certain: You can look forward to exciting tasks, long-term prospects and good development opportunities.

At KSM, experienced trainers support you from the very beginning with their expert knowledge. Whether you manufacture precise tools made of metal as toolmaker or cast molds – at our company, you already assume responsibility in the first year of training and are part of a team working on “real” projects.

Technical training professions

Training as foundry mechanic (m/f/d/x) die and permanent mold casting

Using models, foundry mechanics produce casting molds. Afterward, liquid metal is poured into the molds. Thus, a very precise workpiece is created. The tasks of a foundry mechanic (m/f/d/x) include cleaning, machining and inspecting the cast workpieces. Furthermore, foundry mechanics supervise automated die casting machines, robots as well as permanent mold and die casting units for the serial production of castings. They maintain production plants and carry out minor repairs. In their profession, they work with different casting processes and casting machines.

The KSM Castings Group trains foundry mechanics (m/f/d/x) in the field of die and permanent mold casting. Regarding the permanent mold casting, the liquid metal is poured in reusable molds. Regarding the die casting, the liquid metal is pressed into reusable molds. KSM uses aluminum and magnesium in different alloys and casting processes.

Facts

  • Job title: Foundry mechanic (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3.5 years
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in handicraft work and prudent. Good knowledge of maths, physics and chemistry and a spatial sense are important.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a master craftsman/craftswoman or technician, studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.
Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning how

  • to manufacture, align and clamp workpieces manually or mechanically.
  • to manufacture molds and prepare them for casting.
  • the casting process is carried out, controlled, regulated and optimized.
  • foundry systems and plants work and how they are set up and maintained.
  • to treat surfaces of castings.
  • metals and other materials are used in foundry practice and how their quality is inspected.

Training possible in: Hildesheim

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Federal Employment Agency

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Training as toolmaker (m/f/d/x)

Toolmakers (m/f/d/x) manufacture tools and molds made of metal or plastic. They produce press tools, injection-molding tools, punching tools and forming dies as well as press molds and embossing molds. The material is drilled, turned and milled. In addition to these manual methods, they also use CNC milling machines which they program themselves. Further, the tasks of the toolmakers also include the quality control of the finished tools after machining using measurement and test equipment as well as the maintenance and repair of the equipment and permanent molds.

In the in-house training workshop, the KSM Castings Group trains toolmakers (m/f/d/x) in the field of foundry technology in the discipline “die and mold making”.

Facts

  • Job title: Toolmaker (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3.5 years
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in handicraft work and they should be able to work with care. Good knowledge of maths and physics and a good spatial sense are important.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a master craftsman/craftswoman or technician, studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.
Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning

  • how to assess material properties.
  • how to select and handle materials according to their use.
  • how to manufacture workpieces, tools and components.
  • how to ensure the operational reliability of machine tools.
  • how components are manufactured according to production documents of the company.
  • how to assemble / disassemble components and assemblies functionally according to assembly plans, and how to test, maintain and (if necessary) repair them.
  • which joining techniques can be used.
  • how to program machines and plants, how to test the programs and how to adjust the program sequences.

Training possible in: Hildesheim, Wernigerode and Bergisches Land

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

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Contact

please send your CV/resume and salary requirements by e-mail to:
Jolanthe Schober
Thorsten Hencke
Head of Personnel Management
Location Bergisches Land

KSM Castings Group GmbH
Schwelmer Str. 183
D-42389 Wuppertal
e-mail contact

Contact

please send your CV/resume and salary requirements by e-mail to:

Karsten Erdmann
Head of Personnel Management
Location Wernigerode

KSM Castings Group GmbH
Neustadter Ring 1
D-38855 Wernigerode
e-mail contact

Training as industrial mechanic (m/f/d/x)

In the foundry, industrial mechanics (m/f/d/x) are responsible for the operational reliability of machines and production plants. They manufacture equipment parts and assemblies for machines and production plants, perform their set-up, and rebuild them. They maintain existing plants and locate and rectify faults in case of malfunctions. Often, industrial mechanics (m/f/d/x) also manufacture or order spare parts and introduce customers or colleagues to the use of the machines.

The KSM Castings Group trains industrial mechanics (m/f/d/x) in the field of foundry technology in the in-house training workshop.

Facts

  • Job title: Industrial mechanic (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3.5 years
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in handicraft and they should be able to work with care. Computer skills are helpful, good knowledge of maths and physics.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a master craftsman / craftswoman or technician, studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning how

  • to assess material properties.
  • to select and handle materials according to their use.
  • to manufacture workpieces and components.
  • to assemble electrical assemblies and components mechanically and create maintenance and inspection plans for this purpose.
  • to ensure the functionality of machine tools.
  • to control, regulate and monitor machines and systems.
  • to evaluate control technology documents and apply control technology.
  • quality assurance systems are used and possible shortcomings are systematically detected, eliminated and documented.

Training possible in: Hildesheim and Bergisches Land

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

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Contact

please send your CV/resume and salary requirements by e-mail to:
Jolanthe Schober
Thorsten Hencke
Head of Personnel Management
Location Bergisches Land

KSM Castings Group GmbH
Schwelmer Str. 183
D-42389 Wuppertal
e-mail contact

Training as mechatronics engineer (m/f/d/x)

Mechatronics engineers (m/f/d/x)build mechanical, electrical and electronic components e.g. robots for industrial production. They assemble the components to form complex systems, install control software and maintain the systems.

The KSM Castings Group trains mechatronics engineers (m/f/d/x) in the field of foundry technology in the in-house training workshop.

Facts

  • Job title: Mechatronics engineer (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3.5 years
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in handicraft and they should be able to work with care. Computer skills are helpful, good knowledge of maths and physics.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a master craftsman / craftswoman or technician, studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning how to

  • drill and ream holes.
  • weld sheets, tubes and profiles.
  • assemble slide-in modules, housings and switchgear assemblies.
  • wire assemblies and devices in different ways.
  • select methods and measuring instruments, set up measurement equipment and perform measurements.
  • install and configure networks and bus systems.
  • mount protection devices, shields, covers and insulators.
  • check control and monitoring devices and how to set control parameters.
  • commission and functionally test mechatronic systems.

Training possible in: Wernigerode

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Contact

please send your CV/resume and salary requirements by e-mail to:

Karsten Erdmann
Head of Personnel Management
Location Wernigerode

KSM Castings Group GmbH
Neustadter Ring 1
D-38855 Wernigerode
e-mail contact

Training as electronics engineer (m/f/d/x)

Electronics engineers (m/f/d/x) for automation technology set up highly complex, computer-controlled industrial plants. They make sure that the respective individual components form an automatically operating overall system. For this purpose, they program, test, commission and maintain the plants.

Facts

  • Job title: Electronics engineer (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3.5 years, reduction possible
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in technology. Computer skills are helpful, good knowledge of maths, physics and electrical engineering.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a master craftsman/craftswoman or technician, studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning how to

  • establish electric circuits and protective measures.
  • select and lay power, communication and high-frequency lines and cables.
  • assemble slide-in modules, housings and switchgear assemblies.
  • select, install and configure operating systems, hardware and their components.
  • adjust, adapt, commission and maintain assemblies.
  • install sensor systems, processor technology, actuator technology, converters and control devices as well as data networks and their active network components.

Training possible in: Hildesheim

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

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Commercial training professions

Training as industrial clerk (m/f/d/x)

In companies of any industry, industrial clerks deal with commercial and business activities such as materials management, sales and marketing, human resources as well as finance and accounting.

Facts

  • Job title: Industrial clerk (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3 years, reduction possible
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, high-school graduates and applicants with secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Primarily, applicants should be interested in commercial interrelations. Good grades in German, maths and English are welcome.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as an industrial business administrator (m/f/d/x) or industrial business economist (m/f/d/x), studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning how

  • to determine the demand for products and services.
  • costs are recorded and monitored.
  • to use tools for cost planning and cost control.
  • the personnel requirement is calculated and how the personnel management is organized.
  • to use tools for recruitment and personnel selection.
  • how to administer balance sheet accounts and profit and loss accounts.
  • to handle transaction processes and dunning procedures.
  • to use distribution channels effectively.
  • to handle general services as well as customer and warranty services.

Training possible in: Hildesheim

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

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Training as IT specialist (m/f/d/x)

IT specialists (m/f/d/x) of the system integration field implement customer-specific information and communication solutions. This includes the installation and set-up of the hardware components, operating systems and networks. Their tasks also include troubleshooting using modern diagnostic system. Furthermore, they advise and train users.

Facts

  • Job title: IT specialist (m/f/d/x)
  • Training period: 3 years
  • Form of training: Two-part (dual) training in company and vocational school
  • Requirements: No restrictions, applicants with qualified lower secondary general education certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or secondary school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife) have good chances
  • Suitability: Applicants should be interested in IT technology and electronic media. Good grades in maths, German and English are helpful.
  • Prospects: Advanced qualification as a software developer (m/f/d/x), studies at the university of applied sciences.
    Access to the university in the respective federal states »

Short form of the training contents

Throughout the entire training, knowledge of topics such as rights and obligations, organization of the training company as well as safety at work and environmental protection is imparted. At the vocational school, job-specific fields of learning and general-education subjects such as German, Economics and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Moreover, the training is, for example, about learning

  • how operating systems and their applications differ and what needs to be considered when modifying and configuring.
  • what must be taken into consideration when testing systems.
  • how to apply programming logic and programming methods.
  • how to document application solutions in a customer-oriented way.
  • how to evaluate the results of the master summary sheet for controlling purposes.
  • what must be observed when designing data models.
  • how to distinguish network architectures.
  • how to fit hardware and software components into existing systems and commission them.
  • what must be observed when configuring user interfaces and user dialogs.

Training possible in: Hildesheim

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency. Bundesagentur für Arbeit

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Internship at KSM

Information about the internship

Are you interested in orientating yourself professionally in addition to your school? Do you want to think out of the box and contribute to solutions with an undisguised view? If so, join us as an intern!

We take you and your work seriously. Thus, we assign exciting tasks to you – already during your internship – and provide you with the opportunity to become thoroughly familiar with our day-to-day business. That way, you collect valuable professional practice. You will benefit from the specialist know-how of our employees, make important contacts and build relationships at an early stage.

We offer internships for pupils of school forms. A current overview of the job offers can be found under “Job Offers” or you simply send us your application.

Do you want to know more? We would be pleased to invite you to a factory tour. Do not hesitate to call or write us.

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