TRUMPF Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

Programs Reviewed 

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program – Laser Assembly

The graduate of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program is prepared to join the TRUMPF machine assembly or laser assembly teams and is able to build, start-up, and troubleshoot industrial machine tools in the assembly area.  Topics and learning outcomes covered during 940 hours of classroom instruction and 3088 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) include:

  • Core principles of mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, and STEM.

  • Learn to manufacture a TRUMPF product (laser).

  • Gain technical knowledge and TRUMPF product knowledge through participation in classroom training at TRUMPF Training Department.

  • Gain knowledge of TRUMPF internal processes through completion of assignments in various departments. 

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program – Machine Assembly

The graduate of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program is prepared to join the TRUMPF machine assembly or laser assembly teams and is able to build, start-up, and troubleshoot industrial machine tools in the assembly area.  Topics and learning outcomes covered during 940 hours of classroom instruction and 3088 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) include:     

  • Core principles of mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, and STEM.

  • Learn to manufacture a TRUMPF product (machine).

  • Gain technical knowledge and TRUMPF product knowledge through participation in classroom training at TRUMPF Training Department.

  • Gain knowledge of TRUMPF internal processes through completion of assignments in various departments. 

Industrial Machine Tool Application Technician Apprenticeship Program

The graduate of the Industrial Machine Tool Application Technician Apprenticeship is prepared to join the TRUMPF application technician team and is able to program and operate machines, to perform feasibility and time studies upon customer requests.  Topics and learning outcomes covered during 971 hours of classroom instruction and 3047 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) include:     

  • Core principles of mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, and STEM.

  • Develop skills in the practical use of machine tools, and the competitive presentation of machine tools to prospective or current customers (Lasers, Punches, Press Brakes, Tube Lasers and Laser Welding).

  • Gain technical knowledge and TRUMPF product knowledge through participation in classroom training at TRUMPF Training Department.

  • Gain knowledge of TRUMPF internal processes through completion of assignments in various departments. 

Industrial Machine Tool Service Technician Apprenticeship Program

The graduate of the Industrial Machine Tool Service Technician Apprenticeship Program will be able to be successful as a member of the TRUMPF field service technician team and install, troubleshoot, and maintain industrial machine tools in the field. Topics and learning outcomes covered during 948 hours of classroom instruction and 3054 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) include:  

  • Core principles of mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, and STEM.

  • Gain technical knowledge and TRUMPF product knowledge through participation in classroom training at TRUMPF Training Department with a focus on industrial machine tool installations, repair, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance.

  • Gain knowledge of TRUMPF internal processes through completion of assignments in various departments. 

Credit Recommendation

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program - Laser Assembly: 26 credits
  • Basic Electric Circuitry: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Industrial Safety: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Laser Machine Manufacturing and Assembly: 8 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Assembly I: 4 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Operations: 5 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Design & Measurement: 3 credits, lower division level

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program - Machine Assembly: 29.5 credits
  • Basic Electric Circuitry: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Industrial Safety: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Assembly II: 10 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Maintenance: 2.5 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Operations: 5 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Design & Measurement: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Manufacturing / Operations I: 3 credits, lower division level

Industrial Machine Tool Application Technician Apprenticeship Program: 24 credits
  • Basic Electric Circuitry: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Industrial Safety: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Assembly I: 4 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Operations: 5 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Design & Measurement: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Manufacturing / Operations II: 6 credits, lower division level

Industrial Machine Tool Service Technician Apprenticeship Program: 29.5 credits
  • Basic Electric Circuitry: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Industrial Safety: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Assembly I: 4 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Operations: 5 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Refurbishment and Maintenance: 3.5 credits, lower division level

  • Machine Tool Service and Repair: 5 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Design & Measurement: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Sheet Metal Manufacturing / Operations I: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

September 2014 through August 2023

Source of Records

Dr. Christine Benz, Training & Development Manager

111 Hyde Road; Farmington, CT 06032; (860)255-6337

About the Training Sponsor

TRUMPF is the North American subsidiary of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG based near Stuttgart, Germany.  TRUMPF manufactures industrial lasers and fabricating machinery, is the largest subsidiary within the TRUMPF Group with approximately 696 employees, and is one of the largest manufacturers of fabricating machinery in the United States. 

How to Apply for the Credit

Competencies 

Basic Electric Circuitry: 3 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 280 hours of instruction in Introduction to Electrical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Circuit / Series & Parallel

  • Voltage & Current

  • Ohm’s Law

  • Resistors, Diodes, Condensers, Transistors

  • Electrical Circuit Assembly

  • Electrical/Electronic Symbols 

Industrial Safety: 3 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 64+ hours of instruction in TUS 140, Environment, Safety & Security, and TUS 32.4, Machine Safety.
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program – 10 hours

  • General Prerequisites for all apprentices – minimum 10 hours

  • OJT Training “Process Specific” Topics – minimum 23 hours

  • Optional OJT Certification Training Topics

  • UL Pure Safety EH&S Training – 11.2 hours

  • Trumpf Machine Safety – 20 hours

Laser Machine Manufacturing and Assembly: 8 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 1280 hours of Full On-the-Job Training in TUS 320, Laser Production
  • Assembly and commissioning of Laser electrical and mechanical – 320 hours

  • Resonator assembly and alignment – 480 hours

  • Beampath assembly and alignment – 480 hours

Machine Tool Assembly I: 4 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 480-640 hours of Basic Training in TUS 350, Machine Assembly
  • Mechanical Sub Assembly – 160 hours           

  • Motion Unit / Coordinate Guide – 160 hours (Application & Service training only)

  • Final Assembly, mechanical part – 160 hours

  • Final Assembly, startup part – 160 hours

Machine Tool Assembly II: 10 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 1880 hours of Training in TUS 350, Machine Assembly
  • Mechanical Sub Assembly – 480 hours (Full Training)

  • Motion Unit / Coordinate Guide – 200 hours (Basic Training)

  • Final Assembly, mechanical part – 600 hours (Full Training)

  • Final Assembly, startup part – 600 hours (Full Training)

Machine Tool Maintenance: 2.5 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 156 hours of Full On-the-Job Training, 96 hours of Basic Training, and 12 hours of Safety Instruction in TUS 360, MRC.
  • Safety: Laser / Punch machine, Ladder, Electrical – 12 hours (Classroom Instruction)

  • Machine cleanliness – 40 hours (Basic Training)

  • Machine installation / start-up in MRC area – 60 hours (Full Training)

  • Machine PM – 96 hours (Full Training)

Machine Tool Operations: 5 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 600 hours of Training in TUS 200, Applications; and 240 hours of Instruction in TruPunch, TruBend, and TruLaser Operator and Programming
  • Machine Programming & Operation, Brake – 80 hours (Full Training), 88 hours (Basic Training), 80 hours (Class Instruction)

  • Machine Programming & Operation, Punch – 80 hours (Full Training), 88 hours (Basic Training) , 80 hours (Class Instruction)

  • Machine Programming & Operation, Laser Cutter – 80 hours (Full Training), 88 hours (Basic Training), 80 hours (Class Instruction)

Machine Tool Refurbishment and Maintenance: 3.5 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 380 hours of Full On-the-Job Training, 40 hours of Basic Training, and 12 hours of Safety Instruction in TUS 360, MRC
  • Safety: Laser / Punch machine, Ladder, Electrical – 12 hours (Classroom Instruction)

  • Machine cleanliness – 40 hours (Basic Training)

  • Machine installation / start-up in MRC area – 60 hours (Full Training)

  • Machine PM – 96 hours (Full Training)

  • Trouble shooting of Laser / Machine – 80 hours (Full Training)

  • QC Inspection (for Maintenance) – 80 hours (Full Training)

  • Machine packaging – 24 hours (Full Training)

  • Machine Installation at Customer (optional) – 40 hours (Full Training)

Machine Tool Service and Repair: 5 credits, lower division
Competencies covered in 736 hours of Full On-the-Job Training in TUS 900, Field Service Processes.
  • Service & Expense Reporting – 16 hours

  • Machine Installation at Customer – 360 hours

  • Repair Mission at Customer – 360 hours

Sheet Metal Design & Measurement: 3 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 80 hours of instruction in TruTops Boost Design, Trumpf Sheet Metal Design, and Basic Measurement 101.
  • Basic 2D/3D CAD

  • Bending Design & Calculations

  • Blueprints

  • Sheet Metal Design Concepts and Flat Patterns

  • Measurement Concepts, Accuracy & Precision

  • Measurement Devices, incl. Calipers, Micrometers, Gages

Sheet Metal Manufacturing / Operations I: 3 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 240-360 hours of Full On-the-Job Training in TUS 340, SMD.
  • Sheet Metal Laser Cutting

  • Sheet Metal Laser Machine Programming & Operation

  • Sheet Metal Bending

  • Sheet Metal Bending Machine Programming & Operation

  • Sheet Metal Punching

  • Sheet Metal Punch Programming & Operation

Sheet Metal Manufacturing / Operations II: 6 credits, lower division level
Competencies covered in 920 hours of Full On-the-Job Training in TUS 340, SMD.
  • Sheet Metal Laser Cutting

  • Sheet Metal Laser Machine Programming & Operation

  • Sheet Metal Bending

  • Sheet Metal Bending Machine Programming & Operation

  • Sheet Metal Punching

  • Sheet Metal Punch Programming & Operation