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Automation Technician EFZ

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Together with other specialists, automation engineers take care of the production of automated systems, their commissioning and repair, as well as project planning, programming and documentation. As the global market leader in automated wire processing, we open up a fascinating world to you. With dedicated trainers and a good working atmosphere, we can offer you the apprenticeship you are looking for.

As an automation engineer, you work on complex control or automation projects, usually in a team with our specialists. You also work intensively with electrical engineering, pneumatics, sensor technology, drive technology, programming and control technology.

Using checklists, automation technicians carry out tests and function checks and document the results in test reports. When troubleshooting machines and systems, they use state-of-the-art testing and measuring instruments. Compliance with applicable safety regulations and the protection of the environment and their own health are also important topics.

In-company training is divided into broad basic training and in-depth training in at least one area of activity.

What you should know

Apprenticeship period: 4 years
⁠Next start of apprenticeship: August 2024
⁠Main training location: Komax AG, Riedstrasse 18, 6343 Rotkreuz (first year)
Komax AG, Industriestrasse 6, 6036 Dierikon (second year)
School: Emmen vocational school
⁠Way-up - apprenticeship possible: yes

What you do exactly

  • Assembling and processing control cabinets, wiring and integrating them into the plant

  • Electrical installation on the plant

  • Test and commissioning of the plant

  • Repair and maintenance of equipment at the customer

  • Basic knowledge in mechanical processing

  • Pneumatic and mechanical assembly

What you should bring with you

The focus is on the technical/craft direction, so an interest in this area is an advantage. At Komax, we also offer optimal conditions for women to succeed in STEM professions (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology).

School requirements

  • Good secondary (level A) or cantonal school leaving certificate
  • Good academic performance in science and math subjects

Personal requirements

  • Interest in electrical engineering and automation
  • Interest in technical contexts
  • Good imagination
  • Systematic, precise way of working
  • Skilled craftsmanship
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Reliability and independence
  • Analytical thinking


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Michael Weber

Apprentice instructor Automation Technician EFZ