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FALL 2019 Apprentice Program for Metalworking Trades in Fort Mill, SC at Schaeffler Group

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Metalworking Trades Apprentice for our Fort Mill, SC facility. The apprentice program is five and a half (5.5) years in length and is comprised of two main components; academic/shop theory studies at York Technical College (YTC) and on-the-job training (OJT) at one of our three facilities located on our Fort Mill campus.

Why become an Apprentice?

  • Tuition, Books, Tools, and Uniforms are paid for by Schaeffler
  • Apprentices are paid throughout the entire program
  • Apprentices receive valuable Classroom and On-The-Job Training and become an internal source for filling key jobs involving new products and technologies
  • Upon completion of the program, graduating apprentices will receive an Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance from York Technical College and a Journeyman Certificate from the United States Department of Labor

Key responsibilities include:

  • Complete 7,000 hours of training, which includes the College Program and on-the-job training in our manufacturing facilities (Production areas, Maintenance, Tool Room and/or prototype lab).
  • OJT is rotational and will include, but is not limited to:
    • Working in manufacturing areas to gain the ability to know / recognize parts to ensure product flow and organization
    • Operating and controlling furnaces and auxiliary equipment
    • Operating stamping presses, which involves using an overhead lift to manipulate rolls of steel into the press
    • Inspecting parts by using gauges and lab equipment. Must also maintain inspection records
    • Conducting preventive and / or corrective maintenance on manufacturing equipment
    • Assisting maintenance personnel with installation or repair of motors on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and / or hydraulic equipment
    • Delivery of parts to required work stations in a timely manner; which requires lifting and operation of hand truck/tugger
    • Breaking down and cleaning of tooling
    • Inspect tooling for damage or wear and assist with minor repair. Must interpret blue prints and use various machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, etc.
  • Successfully complete, to the Company’s specification, courses of study required for the Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or Industrial Maintenance to include, but not limited to:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Precision Measuring Instruments
    • Basic Machine Shop Theory & Practice
    • Electricity / Electronics
    • Basic Metallurgy & Heat Treating
    • Technical Writing
    • Basic Hydraulics & Pneumatics
    • Human Relations
    • Metric System
    • OSHA / Safety
    • CNC Theory & Practice
    • Drive Systems & Power Trains
    • Machine Maintenance
    • Electrical/Mechanical Controls

Upcoming Events:

National Apprenticeship Week Event: Learn more about our program and meet our current Apprentices as they display current projects and all that they have learned in their time with Schaeffler.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: 308 Springhill Farm Road   Fort Mill, SC 29708

To RSVP or find out more information, contact Sandy Rice at

Check back for updates about upcoming events on campus!

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successfully place into the minimum Math and Reading levels for the Apprenticeship Curriculum via the Compass Placement Test (required for school admission);
  • Measure mechanical aptitude by taking the Bennett's Mechanical
  • Ability to move or lift 35 pounds

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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