Training at Montblanc provides a sound basis for a career. Experienced master craftsmen and assistants have made it their business to pass on to their successors as much as possible of what has made them the best specialists in their field. Manual skills, discipline and a clear head will stand you in good stead for training at Montblanc.
“Montblanc provides a diverse training environment and offers me new challenges every day. We work with state-of-the-art CNC machines that produce unbelievably fantastic results.” (Steffen, in the third year of his apprenticeship)
Hi-tech, precision and a passion for the exceptional
Cutting machine operators are specialists who create turned and milled components for our products using CNC machines. With their technical know how and eye for absolute precision within a tolerance range of less than 100th of a millimetre, they operate the latest computer numerical control machine tools.
Apprenticeship (3½ years)
Training in basic skills (manual dexterity, machine operation)
New department; training in basic CNC machine skills (CNC turning and milling); introduction to the production of the various components of a writing instrument
Years 3 and 4
Autonomous processing of increasingly complex components/workpieces
A love of craftsmanship. Lower secondary school (‘Hauptschule’) graduation certificate with very good grades in Mathematics and Physics and subsequent attendance of a metalworking course at a vocational college or a higher secondary school (‘Realschule’) graduation certificate with good grades in Mathematics and Physics.
“Working as a tool mechanic at Montblanc is a mixture of skilled manual work, machines and high technology. Specialist workers and apprentices work closely together so that we can learn from our experienced colleagues”. (Florian, 2nd apprenticeship year)
Skilled manual work, the greatest precision and a passion for technical solutions.
Tool mechanics are the specialists for manufacturing, assembling and servicing tools that are used for shaping metal and plastic parts. They use their craft skills to create technical drawings and operate computer-controlled tool machines.
Apprenticeship (4 years)
Communication of basic knowledge: manual skills, operation of manually controlled drilling, turning and milling machines
Consolidation of basic knowledge through production of individual parts based on technical drawings
Production of instruments for manufacturing individual parts of our high-quality writing instruments, operation of computer-controlled tool machines and assistance in manufacturing real products
Independently performing all work that occurs in daily production practice.
A passion for skilled manual work and coming up with technical solutions. Very good school-leaving qualification with very good grades in mathematics and physics followed by attendance at a vocational school for metals, or secondary school certificate or general qualification for university entrance (“Abitur”) with good grades in Mathematics and Physics.
“I love working on a product the whole time. And the components I’ve made are even seen by the end customer. It’s not the quantity we produce that’s important, but the quality we achieve.” (Nils, in the third year of his apprenticeship)
Precious resins, machines and top quality
Process mechanics for plastic and rubber technology are responsible for producing the precious resin components of our writing instruments. The fluid resin is injected into special moulds. The machines used for manufacture need to be set and monitored and the production itself organised.
Apprenticeship (3 years)
Training in the basic skills of metal and plastics processing and the injection moulding technique and the use of the corresponding machines, devices and materials; training in the correct installation of injection moulding tools
Practical training on production machinery; mastery of the various production phases of injection moulding; identification and rectification of faults
Autonomous preparation of an injection moulding machine for the production process; initiation and monitoring of the whole process
A preference for handicraft activities rather than office work. Lower secondary school (‘Hauptschule’) graduation certificate with very good grades in Mathematics and Physics and subsequent attendance of a metalworking course at a vocational college or a higher secondary school (‘Realschule’) graduation certificate with good grades in Mathematics and Physics.