- 3 years
What does an automation fitter do?
Automation fitters often work as part of a team, mainly putting their manual skills to use. Depending on the focus and company, they perform a variety of different tasks.
They fit and wire assemblies and switch cabinets for electrical machines, systems and appliances. They perform functional inspections, locate faults and eliminate them. They do so using modern testing and measurement equipment. They manufacture electrical coils and windings on special machines, install these coils and windings in motors, and perform test runs.
They read the necessary data from technical drawings and diagrams. Automation fitters are also involved in repair and maintenance.
Duration of apprenticeship
- In the workshop
- In switchgear construction
- On construction projects
- Completion of compulsory education, middle secondary level
- Manual skills, practical disposition
- Basic understanding of technology
- Good imagination
- Additional apprenticeship as Automation Engineer, Federal VET Diploma (2 years)
- Federal Professional and Advanced Federal Professional Examination
- University of Applied Sciences
- Automation Engineer, Federal VET Diploma (additional apprenticeship)
- Automation Specialist
- Process Specialist
- Production Specialist (Federal Professional Examination with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
- Qualified Master in Switchgear Construction
- Qualified Industry Master in Machine and Equipment Construction
(Advanced Federal Professional Examination with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
- Qualified Technician, PEI, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or IT