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Apprentice Program

Your Career Starts Right Now

Are you looking for a career in the booming plastics industry? Then you might be the right person for our fully paid and certified Apprenticeship Program. We are seeking reinforcements with skills in electrical engineering for our Field Service Technician and Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship training program. This is a unique opportunity to learn the technical trade of assembly, on-site installation, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting for this machinery and automation technology that is very much in demand.

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ENGEL Embodies A Spirit Of Innovation, Built On Decades Of Experience.

With its dynamic work environment, ENGEL is the injection molding industry leader in technological advancements, ensuring continuous global growth with a strong commitment to a sustainable use of plastics. The ENGEL company history is a success story that we keep on writing every day together with our team members.

Do you have what it takes to spur game-changing innovation, generate creative solutions and add world-class value to our customers?

Then get ready to join the ENGEL team, apply for an apprentice position, and become part of the next chapter in our history as we continue to grow the business in North America!

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What I would have to say to anyone who is sort of on the fence, maybe trying to get into this apprenticeship program: Do it. Honestly, the amount of knowledge you will gain and the places you will go to get experience will be great for your future careers.

Daniel Heinrikson, Field Service Apprentice at ENGEL Machinery Inc.
Benefits for you
Health & insurance package

You are eligible to participate in the following benefit programs from your hire date:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Health Savings Account

  • Medical Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability

  • Short-Term Disability

  • Business Travel Medical Insurance

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

  • Compass Professional Health Services

  • Employee Assistance Program

Initial training phase

Initial training is scheduled for 3-4 months at our headquarters in York, PA, and includes:

  • Paid round trip flights home during major United States holidays

  • Shared company vehicle

  • Housing

  • Paid formalized training - paid time while in school

  • Paid hands-on working experience

Learn from experts
  • Hands-on training in:

    • Injection molding machinery

    • Automation

    • Robotics

    • Safety

  • Working 1:1 with an experienced mentor

  • Continuous support from your dedicated contact person for the Apprentice Program

Time off

On your start date, you will be eligible for:

  • 3 weeks of paid prorated vacation

  • 2 personal days after 6 months

  • Company designated holidays


The Apprenticeship Program is certified and registered within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

At the time of graduation, successful candidates will receive:

  • Nationally recognized Journeymen's certification


Step increases to be given upon successful obtainment of:

  • Pre-determined goals plus

  • 6 months of qualified time throughout the 4-year program

This is a non-exempt position so you will be eligible for overtime:

  • After 40 hours worked or as determined by the individual state you reside in

Retirement plan

You become eligible to participate in the following benefits programs from the first of the month 60 days from your start date:

• ENGEL 401(k) Retirement Plan

Browse our website to learn more about injection molding machines and the products our customers produce.

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Our industry keeps growing and growing. So we need a lot of technicians. What better way to do it than to train our own technicians? To come in here and start as an apprentice and work their way up and be here for many, many years to come.

Vanessa Malena, President at ENGEL North America
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Positions Apprentice Program

Are you looking for a career with a purpose? One that challenges your mind, develops your skills, and contributes to a highly successful team? Then put your talent to work with the ENGEL Apprentice Program. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic candidates striving to succeed in a career that creates new skills while performing a variety of tasks. The Apprentice Program is the first step of your career and forms the foundation for your successful future.

The program is certified and registered within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and lasts 4 years with a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom-based instruction.

You will be employed by ENGEL and train to be an on-the-road Field Service Technician, which is a full-time traveling role (work from home + travel to customers around 80% of the time). You will learn the technical trade of assembly, on-site installation, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting for this very high-tech and in-demand machinery. This is a great opportunity for someone just starting their career or someone who already has strong electro-mechanical, automotive, or industrial maintenance experience and is looking for a new opportunity to grow. We will train you in this technical skill set that will serve as a launch into a rewarding career as a Field Service Technician. This is a high-travel position that will require on-the-road training and field service work across all of North America.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Trade schooling combined with 3-plus years of hands-on work experience with mechanical and electrical systems (car mechanic/repair, electrician work, etc.)

  • Any experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, or automation is a plus.

  • Willingness to travel up to 80% of the time (initial training is 3-4 months in York, PA).

  • All travel will be within North America. In the future, however, travel to Europe could occasionally be required.

  • Strong communication skills: our Field Service Technicians help train and instruct our customers and represent our brand.

  • Collaborative attitude, self-starter, with a passion for learning.

This is an excellent full-time opportunity that will immerse you in some of the most cutting-edge technology in manufacturing across various industries and clients. This position offers full benefits, covers travel costs, daily per diem while on the road, an automotive reimbursement program, and will provide you a skill set you will have for the rest of your career.

Job vacancies ENGEL North America

You will be employed by ENGEL and train to be a Mechatronics Technician with a focus on automation and robotics. You will learn the start-up of automation cells containing various combinations of linear, SCARA, and 6-axis robots, bowl feeders, drawer systems, conveyors, machine guarding & safety systems, as well as other custom automation equipment delivered to our customers.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Install, troubleshoot, and start-up of industrial automation hardware and software

What you will work on:

  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), control system processors, industrial instrumentation, control system analog & digital I/O, control system networks (EtherCAT, Ethernet, Profinet)

  • Graphical & ladder logic programming code for the sequencing of robots

  • Reading / interpreting mechanical assembly drawings, pneumatic and electrical schematics

  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment and systems

  • Set parameter, position, and sequence for the entire production cell

  • Install or remove optional equipment & features on the various types of robots ENGEL provides to its customers

  • Installation and proofing of safety systems

  • Prepare automation equipment for shipping

Job vacancies ENGEL North America

Learn more about the US Apprentice Program

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Join Our Team

Are you interested in the exciting field of injection molding and want to apply for ENGEL's Apprentice Program?

In cooperation with Beth Rosenberger of Halsen Solutions, LLC, and The Manufacturers' Association of South-Central Pennsylvania, ENGEL has built a long-term solution to the need for qualified technical talent in the injection molding industry.

Job vacancies ENGEL North America

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Why I chose injection molding? It's the way of the future; that's what I see it is.

Sergio Rodriguez, Field Service Apprentice at ENGEL Machinery Inc.
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Contact person for apprentices

Terri Fanz-Falzone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Human Resources

Don't hesitate to contact us for an online meeting to discuss any questions you have. We are looking forward to talking with you.

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