Material tester

As a material tester, you examine the properties and composition of different materials and products and look for flaws in them. You then record the results in a protocol. In doing so, you work closely with the development and production departments.

Checking the surface hardness of a sawn output shaft

Checking the surface hardness of a sawn output shaft

In the specialist area of metal technology, destructive and non-destructive testing methods are employed to examine chiefly metallic materials with regard to their hardness, strength or joint. Various test instruments, particularly microscopes, universal testing machines as well as hardening test installations, are available as aids to do this. Material testers with a specialism in heat treatment technology understand how the strength of metallic materials changes. Here, they take samples for quality testing, in some cases also during the production process, and prepare these for analysis.

At a glance

Period of training: 3.5 years
Prerequisite: Good secondary school or intermediate-level education

Interests and talents

  • You are interested in chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • You enjoy planning and organizing.
  • You rate optimal work results highly.
  • Environmental awareness in theory and practice are important to you.
  • You work happily in a team.

Further training opportunities

  • Master craftsman
  • Technician
  • Academic studies

Contact/s

Daniel Götz


Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH

Hans-Liebherr-Straße 45

88400 Biberach an der Riß

Germany

  • Phone+49 7351 41-2272

Ralf Büttinghaus


Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

Pfänderstraße 50-52

88161 Lindenberg/Allgäu

Germany

  • Phone+49 8381 46-6751