Tool mechanic

The tool mechanic produces and maintains injection and pressing tools for plastics components. Accordingly, the training centre is mainly located in Mould Construction and in all adjacent areas. The trainee learns how to implement the design specifications from the design with different machining processes, including how to program and operate machines with numerical control. He or she is involved with the key properties of the various plastics and familiarises himself/herself with the content of quality assurance.

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- school-leaving qualification or
- advanced technical certificate or
- higher education entrance qualification

Duration of training

3.5 years
[in the event of exceptional performance this can be reduced by half a year]

Training allowance

1st year   EUR 896.60

2nd year   EUR 941.24

3rd year   EUR 1,007.56

4th year    EUR 1,094.66

Additional performance-related bonus payments
[as at 1 April 2015]

Training programme

The seven-month basic training for technical trainees is carried out in Gira's own training centre in Radevormwald. This allows the training to involve a high degree of skills and practical experience. At the same time, the specialist training is geared to Gira's specific requirements from the start. After their basic training, the trainees change to the various technical departments. During the entire training period, they attend the vocational school at the Werther Brücke vocational college in Wuppertal once to twice a week.


Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG
Human Resources
42477 Radevormwald, Germany

Guido Zimmermann
Training Manager Technical Professions
Tel. +49 (0)2195 602 214

Online application

Apply online for a traineeship in 2017. This is easy to do using our online form.
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Gira training day

Find out about training at Gira at first hand on 11 June 2016.
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