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Apprenticeship as a machine and plant operator (m/f/d)

Master of machines!

In the world of food production, you are the key figure who ensures that everything runs smoothly. As the expert responsible for "your" machine, you’ll hold the reins firmly in your hands – from preparation to operation of the system. You’ll also plan and monitor ongoing operations – actively preventing errors from occurring. And if problems do occur, you’ll be responsible for troubleshooting and also carrying out any necessary repairs. You’ll also have to ensure a completely hygienic production process – something which is particularly important for the production of high-quality branded products in the food industry.

What to expect

Machine expert: Get in-depth knowledge about the operation, maintenance, and repair of machines and systems.


Quality controller: Monitor production systems according to maintenance and inspection schedules and ensure that everything’s running according to plan.


Craftsmanship: Learn manual craftsmanship skills to bring precision and care to the production process.


Safety expert: Learn all about accident prevention regulations to ensure a safe workplace.


Hygiene hero: Learn all about hygiene and ensure a hygienic manufacturing process – essential for the production of high-quality food.


Problem solver: Be constantly prepared to quickly identify and rectify errors and malfunctions in order to keep production running.

what you have to offer

Your educational foundation: With a good secondary school leaving certificate and good grades in maths, physics and German, you have a solid foundation.


Technology in your blood: You have a keen interest in technical topics.


Communication talent: You enjoy sharing ideas and working in a team, you’re flexible and happy to lend a hand.

This is your training salary

 1st year of training: € 1,140.00

 2nd year of training: € 1,220.00

 3rd year of training: € 1,300.00



 * from 01.08.2024 - Tariff OWL

Training location: Bremen

Duration of training: 3 years

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Our benefits for you

Our trainee trip is legendary. A few months after you join Melitta, we set off with all the first-year apprentices to spend a few days together. This way we can all get to know each other even better. You can look forward to an exciting program.

Your apprenticeship at Melitta starts with the induction days. Over 3 days, you can expect a colorful program to get to know the other apprentices, operating divisions, and our products. You’ll get plenty of information about the apprenticeship program. And our scavenger hunt will help you discover every corner of your company – including production.

At the start of their training, each new apprentice receives support from their personal mentor – an apprentice in their second or third year and where possible learning the same trade. You can ask them all your questions and get tips on everyday life at Melitta.

Whether it’s water, cocoa, coffee or tea – all your drinks are free of charge.

In addition to your normal salary, you’ll get holiday and Christmas bonuses.

After all that work, you need to unwind sometimes – and our summer party, annual Christmas party, or team parties are the perfect place to let your hair down.

If you work, you have to eat! Our company restaurants serve delicious food every day to give you the energy you need for your training.

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