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Apply your all-round talent as a specialist in operational maintenance

Do you have a strong practical and technical understanding? With us, you will learn how to make the most of your all-round talent: Specialists in operational maintenance are responsible for the upkeep, care and maintenance of buildings, paths, roads, plantings and technical facilities.

If you are interested in ensuring that facilities, buildings and everything around them run smoothly and are maintained, then an apprenticeship at RUAG is right for you. Our specialists in operational maintenance are responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of all our premises, including green areas, roads and buildings.

Key points of your apprenticeship at RUAG



Your apprenticeship will last 3 years. During this time, you will learn everything you need to know to become a specialist in operational maintenance.


For this apprenticeship, you must have manual dexterity and a practical, technical understanding.

Future opportunities

The following options are available to you after completion of your apprenticeship with us: Building Cleaning Specialist FH, Maintenance Management Graduate or a Bachelor of Science in Facility Management.


Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen

Specialist in operational maintenance EFZ [Swiss certificate of competence]

Specialists in operational maintenance take care of a wide range of tasks. Depending on their chosen focus, they are employed in housekeeping - i.e. mostly indoors - or in plant services - mostly outdoors. Both areas include cleaning of buildings and outdoor facilities, garden maintenance and waste management. As you can see, this profession is ideal for those with all-round talent.

Maintenance specialists monitor and maintain technical installations in the building. They also handle a variety of minor repairs such as dripping faucets or furniture.

Specialists in operational maintenance in the works service are in turn responsible for structural maintenance. They repair damage to buildings and outdoor facilities and thus contribute not only to maintaining value, but also to operational safety. Working at RUAG is therefore extremely diverse.


What we offer you

Your training includes many exciting tasks. In housekeeping, you will assist with replacing window seals, replacing lights, door locks and fuses, or checking heating and electrical installations. In plant services, you will maintain our green spaces as well as our paths and roads. A wide variety of equipment, machines and vehicles are used, such as high-pressure cleaners and lawn mowers.

What you should bring with you

You have an intermediate or advanced level of secondary education and bring along manual dexterity. In addition, you have a good practical-technical understanding, are reliable and physically resilient.

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship at RUAG will last 3 years.

Vocational training location

  • Emmen
  • Altdorf
  • Lodrino
  • Bure
  • Mels
Berufsbildung Schüler und Schülerinnen

Is that your thing?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Apply now!