Process mechanic

Contents and process

Have you always liked to play with Legos? In school you preferred maths, chemistry or biology? Then you might be interested in the process mechanic profession. Here, your task is to manufacture certain products from raw materials. This can be very versatile and exciting.

At Umicore, you will learn the following:

  • Processing metallic materials and plastics and operating machines, devices and plants
  • Planning, controlling and monitoring processing methods of plastics
  • Setting up and testing pneumatic and hydraulic circuits

School leaving certificate

You have a good lower secondary school leaving certificate or an intermediate secondary school leaving certificate with focuses in mathematics and physical and technical subjects.


  • Technical understanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work in a team

Duration of training

The regular duration of training amounts to three years.

Further education opportunities

  • Technician
  • Certified foreman

Training locations


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