Vocational training

Industrial mechanic: Your job for a smooth-running future. 

Are you interested in how natural gas makes its way to people and who transports it? Well that’s what we do! With our long-distance pipeline network covering 12,000 km, we are one of Europe’s leading gas transportation companies. To ensure it all functions well, we need people on both the technical and the administrative sides. And that’s where you come in: As an industrial mechanic, you will help us to keep our technical systems in good condition so we can keep supplying our customers reliably and affordably. 

As an industrial mechanic, you are an all-rounder with a variety of tasks relating to the maintenance and servicing of our technical systems. Your training will include control technology, pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as inspection and maintenance.

During your apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic at OGE, you’ll learn to understand technical drawings, to work professionally with various tools and to use computer-aided machines to produce workpieces. You will also operate a variety of systems and use modern measuring devices to monitor workpiece quality.

The training will give you a feeling for the precise, accurate work that will be an essential part of your future profession. When sawing, drilling, welding and cutting, compliance with the occupational safety guidelines is essential and is a key element of the training plan.

Are you interested in a diverse apprenticeship that is anything but boring, and are you motivated to come and work with us? Then an apprenticeship at OGE is exactly the right choice for you. We look forward to your application!

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Your apprenticeship at a glance

Duration of the apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship begins in August of any given year. It normally takes three and a half years, but this can be reduced in certain circumstances.

Location of the apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is offered at various different sites operated by OGE, although it is not available at every site every year. At our Altenessen site, for example, the apprenticeship for industrial mechanics is offered every year.

You should therefore state your preferred apprenticeship location when submitting your application. This will also determine the location of the vocational college.

Who we’re looking for

  • A completed school education including a qualification at secondary-school level or above, with good grades in German and maths
  • Interest in technical tasks and manual work
  • Interest in mathematical and physical correlations
  • Interest in manual work on and machining of metals
  • Interest in maintenance work on plant, equipment and machinery
  • Enjoyment of teamwork and concentrated work alone 

What we offer

  • Intensive support during your apprenticeship
  • A meet-up day before your apprenticeship, an exciting induction week together with all other new apprentices and various seminars during the apprenticeship period
  • Low-cost use of a fitness studio in Essen
  • Lunch in the company's own canteen at the Essen sites
  • Attractive fringe benefits
  • Joint activities with colleagues, such as team events, company runs, parties and much more

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