Production Mechanic EFZ

Production Mechanic

Have you ever wondered how sheet metal and components made from metal are manufactured and processed? Are you interested in how individual parts are put together to make assembly units? Or would you like to read production documentation and technical drawings? Here at V-ZUG Ltd, we provide training that will take your career into the future, with a focus on workpiece manufacture and sheet metal forming.

You will complete your jobs and projects independently and with precision, sometimes working as part of a team and with other specialist personnel. Your will work primarily with metals such as steel, chromium steel and aluminium. Your work will involve drilling, milling and grinding as well as shearing, bending and die cutting. You will also programme machine tools independently. You will be responsible for the ongoing monitoring of series production using computerised machinery, intervening when necessary.

You will select the necessary tools specified in the construction drawings, equip the machines and carry out test runs as specified. As soon as everything has been set up perfectly, you will allow production to commence, keeping a close eye on activities at all times. You will also assemble individual parts to form complete units and carry out maintenance work on entire machines.


  • You have completed your basic level of education (Volksschule; middle to upper stage of secondary school)
  • You are practical
  • You are manually dexterous
  • You are a logical thinker
  • You have an interest in metalworking and machinery


The 3-year training programme is divided into a basic training stage and an advanced training stage with a focus on workpiece manufacture and sheet metal forming. Throughout the apprenticeship period, you will have the opportunity to consolidate what you have learned in 7 different departments. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will attend compulsory vocational school classes 1–2 days a week. You may also work towards your vocational school diploma (Berufsmatura) in parallel to your apprenticeship, after consulting V-ZUG Ltd.

Development opportunities

Many opportunities for personal development will open up to you once you have completed your apprenticeship. If you obtain your vocational school diploma, you may be able to move on to a University of Applied Sciences. If you do not have a vocational school diploma, you can continue your training in a specific profession by pursuing a vocational diploma (FA) or an advanced vocational diploma (HFP), or by attending an advanced vocational school (HF).