Whether on a dam in Cameroon or in the wagon workshop in Belarus, in the gas-to-liquids plants on the coast of Finland or in the substation in Hong Kong – hoisting equipment and crane technology from STAHL CraneSystems are used the world over. Equally as diverse as the places where the technology is deployed are the career prospects and training opportunities with the Künzelsau-based traditional company. The promotion and development of junior staff has always played an important role here. STAHL CraneSystems offers interesting apprenticeships and places on combined vocational training and degree courses every year. Anyone looking to secure one of these popular training places should act quickly by applying today for the vacancies for summer 2018.
As world market leaders for explosion-proof special hoisting equipment and crane technology, STAHL CraneSystems is bursting with innovative energy and drive. Some 650 employees are deployed at nine international sites, most at the company headquarters in Künzelsau. STAHL CraneSystems develops both standard applications, which excel thanks to state-of-the-art series production and short lead times, as well as special solutions. These special productions designed by engineers are always deployed whenever for example a production building is too low, the load too bulky or the terrain impassable. The chain hoists, wire rope hoists, travel and control components from STAHL CraneSystems can be individually adapted for each application.
Apprentices and students at STAHL CraneSystems have the opportunity to gain insights into all the production stages. “You are allowed to get involved everywhere and work on challenging and varied assignments,” reports the apprentice Selim Benderdour, who commenced his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic in September 2016. From gearboxes and rope drums to control equipment and the smallest toothed wheel, virtually every single part is manufactured in the plant in Künzelsau.
The high production depth ensures the excellent quality of the technology from STAHL CraneSystems. To make sure that this remains so, the company is committed to ensuring that its junior staff are well trained. At STAHL CraneSystems, around 25 apprentices work in industrial mechanics, electronics and industrial electrics. In collaboration with the Duale Hochschule Mosbach (university of cooperative education), STAHL CraneSystems offers combined vocational training and degree courses in mechanical engineering. The company also collaborates with the Reinhold-Würth-University. In a cooperative study programme, the students can first gain practical experience in the STAHL CraneSystems production, acquire a qualification as an electronics technician for equipment and systems and subsequently round off their knowledge with a bachelors degree in electrical engineering.
Besides their work, trainees also enjoy an active social life in the company. To make it easier for new recruits to get settled in, start-up days are organised to give them a chance to get to know each other. The regular trainee trips give the young recruits the opportunity to switch off completely and recharge their batteries by taking part in a rafting expedition or a visit to a musical.
The career opportunities in the crane technology industry are good. As a solid company with innovative products, STAHL CraneSystems is well positioned to offer trainees very good chances of being taken on after completing their training. “There will always be a market for good, long-lasting products,” Thomas Kraus, Head of STAHL CraneSystems Support Centre, is convinced.