Do you want to work on some of the most technologically advanced and dynamic machines out there? Do you also want to travel and work with a great company? Then the Heidelberg Apprenticeship Program might be right for you!
Being the world’s leading supplier of integrated solutions for the print media industry, Heidelberg employs experts on repairing and maintaining our customers’ equipment. With the company’s average tenure of 20 years, apprentices can expect to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and passionate technicians in the field.
While working with some of the most highly qualified technicians is a plus, apprentices can also expect to travel often, receive great benefits, and have a long career with Heidelberg.
Why We Need You!
With younger generations growing up on the idea that there isn’t much need for hands – on mechanics and technicians because of improving technology, a growing age gap is becoming very apparent in the workforce. While machines are more technologically advanced, they still need maintenance and can break down.
We need gifted and passionate young people to join the printing industry and fill these gaps!
The program is managed by Paul Cavanaugh, service skill development manager at Heidelberg USA. The three year program gives apprentices their “basic” training. The program is split into two parts: the technical training period and the work-based training period.
Technical Training – Starting in the US Headquarters in Kennesaw Ga., the apprentices will have two months of introduction to the basics of every operating, electrical and mechanical function on a Heidelberg press. They will also learn the history of Heidelberg and will be will acquainted with prepress and postpress equipment.
Work-Based Training – After two months in Kennesaw, the apprentices will return to their base region where they will work alongside an experienced mentor to gain valuable experience and the skills required on the job. The work-based training lasts about 2-3 years, and apprentices will return to Kennesaw periodically to take tests to measure their progress.
After a final test, apprentices may be offered competitive pay, benefits, and a chance to have a lifelong career with Heidelberg.
Are you a good candidate?
Here is a list of minimum requirements for the apprenticeship program:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have basic mechanical repair experience and a familiarity with mechanical tools (Calipers, micrometers, feller gauges, dial indicators, etc.).
Basic electrical knowledge (this is not limited to printing equipment).
Willingness to travel and relocate (if necessary).
Basic computer skills.
A desire to work and learn.
Maintains a professional and positive attitude.
Ability to communicate by both verbal and written means effectively.
Here’s what our apprentices are saying:
“You learn something new every single day. There is so much complexity to the presses, and Heidelberg is the best in the business. You’re easily able to gain more knowledge and see more.” Barron Crane
“I know I’m going to have a great future because of this apprenticeship at Heidelberg. It’s a great place to work, and I love meeting so many different people in different places.” Marcel Reis
Want to join the program? Here’s how:
Submit your resume or fill out an online application here.
Receive follow-up notification that your application has been reviewed.
Participate in preliminary phone interview.
Chosen applicants from the phone interview will be invited to the corporate office for a second interview.