Training as a machinist (m/f/d)

VAHLE apprentice cutting machine operator

No area of industry can do without the workpieces of cutting machine operators. The cutting machine operator produces the required components on e.g. milling machines or lathes. Do you perhaps already have some experience in working with machines and love to work very precisely and accurately? Are you interested in programming and automation? Then an apprenticeship as a cutting machine operator might be the right thing for you.

In our in-house training center you will find the ideal conditions to learn the basics for your profession. Here, together with other trainees, you will be familiarized with the basics of metalworking by the training team. Manufacturing components on a machine according to technical drawings will be no problem for you. Preparing, assembling and aligning workpiece clamping devices will soon be one of your easiest exercises.

You will use the knowledge you have acquired in the specialist area of machining. There you will deepen your knowledge and skills and prepare for the professional world. You will be supported by nice colleagues whom you can always talk to.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship as a cutting machine operator, you should above all have manual dexterity, diligence and a technical understanding. Planning and organizational skills and a solid basic knowledge of math and physics are also helpful.


  • manufacture components and assemblies taking into account the material properties
  • set up machine tools
  • plan and organize work and evaluate work results
  • monitor, plan and optimize production processes
  • program numerically controlled machine tools or manufacturing systems
  • participate in the analysis and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • select test procedures and test equipment
  • communicate with internal customers as the situation demands
  • carry out maintenance and inspections
  • take into account environmental protection, occupational safety and economic efficiency requirements
  • document production data

Support services

With us, you will not only learn the practical side of the profession, but we will also not leave you alone with the theory. We offer you individual support so that you can prepare as well as possible for your final exam. Your instructor will be happy to help you with any kind of technical questions.

Vocational school and duration of training

The training to become a cutting machine operator is a so-called dual training: You learn the theoretical basics at the Eduard-Spranger-Berufskolleg in Hamm, and the practical side at our company. The training lasts three and a half years.

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