As a prospective process mechanic, you will be using mixing and extrusion processes to produce rubber and plastic parts, such as hoses and panels, to be processed further in the company production process. This occupation requires skilled craftsmanship, technical understanding and an interest in chemistry and mathematics.

During your training you will learn how to plan the work processes involved in the production of rubber and plastic products according to technical specifications. You will become familiar with various processing techniques, in particular compounding, extrusion, foaming and coating. You will select each of the relevant materials, aggregates and additives, and mix them together according to the formulations. You will start production equipment and monitor the various processing stages during the production process. To perform the monitoring, you will learn quality checks to enable you to gather and record measurement values, and document operating procedures. You will carry out thermal, mechanical, physical and chemical tests to determine and inspect product properties.

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If you're looking for a new challenge and want to help shape change and innovation processes, then Kaimann is the place for you.
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We value people who are open-minded, motivated and committed. And we're always on the look out for new employees, not just at our headquarters in Hövelhof, but worldwide.
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Key areas of training

  • Selecting and applying processing techniques to manufacture semi-finished products
  • Assigning and differentiating various materials according to their properties
  • Calculating mixing ratios and preparing compounds according to their formulations
  • Selecting and implementing desired properties, such as reinforcement and strengthening materials
  • Specifying and optimising process parameters, such as temperature, time or pressure, for example
  • Applying and operating process-specific control and automation techniques
  • Using function charts to monitor programme flows
  • Localising errors and malfunctions in the production process
  • Implementing and documenting measures for troubleshooting and fault elimination


  • Minimum requirements: Secondary education with good results in mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Training period: 3 years​