At KIPP, toolmakers mostly produce injection moulding and casting tools for the series processing of plastics at our foundry. Certain parts are manufactured in-house using modern computer-controlled (CNC) machine tools on the basis of technical drawings produced by our designers. Others are purchased.
Once the tool is ready, it has to be assembled and fitted. Repairing and maintaining damaged and worn tools and moulds is part of the job, as is checking the quality and function of tools and workpieces. Unlike cutting machine operators, toolmakers produce one-off pieces, specialised machines, and tools and moulds for other machines.
Summary: Smaller than a grain of rice, thinner than a hair: that’s the scale of precision on which toolmakers work. It’s a demanding profession that challenges trainees in theory and practice.

What you have to have:

  • Good secondary school leaving certificate, intermediate school leaving certificate
  • An interest in maths, physics and geometry
  • Good technical understanding and spatial imagination
  • Enjoy working with metal, tools, machines and computers
  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • An independent and meticulous approach to work
  • Commitment and team spirit

What you can expect – an overview of training at KIPP:

  • Start: 1 September
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Place of training: Sulz-Holzhausen
  • Vocational school: 1 – 2 x per week Schramberg Commercial Schools
    There’s an option to attend a three-year machine technology course (3BKM) at the vocational school, and to acquire a university of applied sciences entrance qualification.
    Further information:
  • Training departments
    A personalised progress plan ensures that you get to know the following areas.
    Basic mechanical training / training workshop (first year of training)
    Tool engineering (focus), automated turning, general manufacturing, foundry, quality assurance, tool management.
    We will include you rigorously in day-to-day business in the departments. And variety is guaranteed.
  • And after that?
    Plenty of challenging tasks and interesting fields such as tool engineering, mechanics and fixture construction wait to be discovered once you’ve finished your training. After training you can take up a position as an expert, where you’ll work independently and be given your own responsibilities in the commercial side of the company.
    And you will also have the opportunity to train on and become an industrial master metal craftsman, or a technician. Because even after training, learning remains the key to professional development.


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