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Polymechanic EFZ

A day as a polymechanic apprentice

Most of the time, my day starts with cleaning and tidying up the machines, because we use them to make precision parts. The daily routine, on the other hand, can vary because we manufacture different things, for example body implants that Johnson & Johnson provides for patients.
I get along very well with my fellow apprentice.

Every day in my apprenticeship training, I use skills like: Spatial Imagination, Logical Reasoning, and Mathematics. Since the beginning of my apprenticeship, I have been learning to turn, drill and mill on CNC machines. J&J is a diverse company, with diverse careers, development, and advancement opportunities. I don't know many companies that manufactures or sells so many products under its name.

  • Description
    Thanks to polymechanics, high-tech workpieces can be produced, and new developments implemented. As a polymechanic, you program your work on modern computer-controlled machines or work on conventional milling and turning machines. Based on design drawings, you determine the machining steps and program complex workpieces. You use high-precision measuring and testing instruments to check the finished workpieces. You also assemble devices, systems and machines or put them into operation.
  • Training & Requirements
    Duration: 4 years
    Graduation: Federal certificate of proficiency polymechanic EFZ
    Previous education: Completed compulsory school with basic requirements
  • Core competencies for this apprenticeship
    - Interest in mathematics, chemistry, physics
    - Craftsmanship
    - Technical interest
    - Accuracy, good powers of observation
    - Reliability
    - Perseverance
    - Flexibility
    - Ability to work in a team
    - Good health (no allergies)
    - Interest in technical contexts and mechanics
    - Abstract, logical thinking
    - Spatial imagination
    - Ability to concentrate and perseverance
    - Exact, thorough way of working
    - Completed elementary school
    - Intermediate or advanced level of secondary education
  • Application Information
    - Good secondary or high school diploma
    - Letter of application
    - Tabular curriculum vitae with photo
    - Copies of upper secondary school certificates
    - Stellwerk 8 test
    - Trial apprenticeship reports (if available)
  • Location
    Johnson & Johnson
    Eimattstrasse 3
    4436 Oberdorf BL

    Johnson & Johnson (Synthes)
    Luzernstrasse 21
    4528 Zuchwil SO

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