Welcome to the
future workshop!

You are interested in technology? You have manual skills? You feel like doing a sound job? You like doing precise work? Welcome! In our future wokshop we will carefully train you to become an expert in this field. With a little bit of patience, a great deal of curiosity and a lot of willingness to learn you’ll become a real mold making specialist.

Precision mechanic and manual skills are required in mold making

Apprenticeship for precision machinist (m/f/o)

Duration of the apprenticeship: 3.5 years

A good secondary school certificate or an intermediate high school certificate with good grades especially in German, mathematics and physics.

The apprenticeship takes place at:
OPUS Formenbau Schönau and Carl-Bosch-Schule Heidelberg (school for vocational education)

The practical apprenticeship in our company includes

  • Learning metal working skills: testing, marking, filing, sawing, chiseling, drilling, countersinking, reaming, thread cutting, bending, straightening, embossing, joining, fitting
  • Basics of machining: turning, milling, grinding, CNC milling
  • CNC programming
  • Basics of electrical discharge machining: EDM, wire EDM
  • Basics of technical drawing, design engineering of components
  • Mounting of assemblies and molds
  • Mold test runs and sampling of molds in the injection molding pilot plant

After successfully completing your apprenticeship, of course we would like to keep you in our team. If you want to, OPUS offers you the chance to grow and develop according to your personal strengths and your commitment, and to become, for example, a:

  • Toolmaker
  • CNC mill operator
  • CAM programmer
  • CAD design engineer
  • Project manager

In addition, we offer plenty of cooperation opportunities for your career growth: You could choose to become a master craftsman or an engineer, or to study at a university of applied science or apply for a cooperative study programme at a university in Baden-Württemberg.

As you can see, with an apprenticeship at OPUS all options are open to you.

Best perspectives with a cooperative study programme for the Bachelor in Engeneering/Mechanical engineering

Future is a fine thing

You’re interested in natural science and technology? You would like to work in a team you can trust? You are looking for a job, where you can put your own ideas into practice and explore innovative ways?

Then you should take a closer look at the cooperative study programme for the Bachelor in Engineering/Mechanical engineering! OPUS offers you the opportunity to combine well founded know-how from practical experience with the expertise of the cooperative study programme at the University of Mannheim. After successfully completing the studies, you’ll be a sought-after expert, capable to provide solutions for demanding challenges in mold making.

Bachelor degree in Engineering (m/f/o), mechanical engineering at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)
Specialization in manufacturing or plastics technology

General university entrance qualification or a subject-restricted university entrance qualification with good grades in mathmatics and physics

The apprenticeship takes place at:
OPUS Formenbau Schönau and Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

Duration of the apprenticeship:
3 years (6 semesters)

And after your graduation, you are welcome to stay with us! Because you already know OPUS and you know what to expect. We will offer you an innovative and varied workplace according to your personal strengths and affinities, and the opportunity to progress and enhance your skills with new and interesting tasks.


We offer student internships or traineeships during the holidays for pupils in order to get to know us. At OPUS students also have the opportunity to write their bachelor, master or technical thesis. If you’re interested, please contact us!

Email at bewerbungen@opus-mold.de

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You are interested
in molding your future?

Then just apply! Or you can discuss with us which way is the best for you. Then either call +49 (0) 6228 91290-0 or send us an email.

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