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Apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineers for refrigeration engineering

Do you enjoy working with extremes? Whether it’s freezing cold or scorching heat, an apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineer for refrigeration engineering will turn you into a climate specialist.


Mechatronics engineers for refrigeration technology are in high demand wherever refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning pumps are involved. They are responsible for the installation, conversion, and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and installations such as air conditioning systems, refrigerators, and climate simulation systems.

In addition to the installation of electronic system components, this includes the implementation of insulation, corrosion, and fire protection measures. Saving energy is also an important aspect of refrigeration technology. This is why mechatronics engineers for refrigeration technology are continually working on the technical improvement of refrigeration systems so that they consume as little energy as possible and therefore operate in an environmentally friendly manner at a low cost.

At Weiss Technik, mechatronics engineers for refrigeration technology work in the series and individual production of air conditioning and refrigeration systems as well as in special system construction for environmental simulation systems. In environmental simulation facilities, various products such as batteries, entire cars, navigation devices, and solar modules are exposed to extreme climatic conditions in order to test whether they function smoothly in cold, heat, and humidity. Mechatronics engineers for refrigeration technology not only manufacture these systems but are also responsible for installing, commissioning, and maintaining these often customised systems at the customer’s premises.

What you can expect during your apprenticeship

- An apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician for refrigeration technology covers both electronics and mechanics
- You will first learn how to process materials using hand-held tools as well as turning and milling machines
- We teach you the basics of electrical engineering: the setting up of simple installation circuits, the use of safety equipment, and the automation of complete systems

You score points with

- At least a good secondary school certificate

Duration of apprenticeship

- 3.5 years


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