Apprenticeship (IL) Chattanooga 2



Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Short Description

Responsible for preventative maintenance systems and repairs in support of operational goals.  May have all or partial responsibility for mechanical, electrical and/or hydraulic equipment.  Must be able to work effectively in a team based environment.  Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical / hydraulic equipment such as presses, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, robots, and various other production machines and equipment.




Understands and complies with all OSHA and plant SAFETY rules including lock-out tag-out, machine guarding, etc.
Serves as a technical expert for maintaining production equipment required to produce products with minimum downtime.
Troubleshoots problems on production lines and takes corrective action within a timely manner
Serves as an active part of the continual improvement process/programs
Assists in documenting repair and PM procedures, by effectively using Gestamp preventative maintenance systems (SAP, Captor, etc.).
Supports the teams in operational improvement.
Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production, and performs scheduled maintenance and repairs of production equipment during machine service.
Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs, including assisting in die change operations.
Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
Daily 5S and work area organization.
Any other duties deemed necessary or appropriate.



HS diploma/GED + advanced technical training in electrical, mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and PLCs.  USDOL Journeyman certificate preferred.
5 years previous employment in a manufacturing environment – automotive preferred, other equivalent work experience or skills training.
Vision inspection system experience a plus.
Fanuc and/or ABB Robotics experience a plus.
Siemens Controls Step 5 / Step 7 experience a plus.



PLCs and robotic programming / troubleshooting skills
Problem Solving – Recognize and solve the malfunctioning of the machine and recognize and solve quality problems of welded assembly part.
Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic prints
Follow standardized work instructions





Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear.
Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so other will understand.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!