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Combine modern and traditional craftsmanship techniques as a system and equipment constructor

Are you proactive and creative? With us you will learn to combine traditional handicraft techniques and modern NC-controlled machines: System and equipment constructors use technical drawings to manufacture various products - from aircraft parts to production plants.

If the maintenance of aircraft structures and complex machine elements fascinates you, then an apprenticeship at RUAG is right for you. Our system and equipment constructors often accompany a product through all stages of its development: from the project planning phase to production and commissioning. In cooperation with other specialists, they process various orders and create technical documents.

Key points of your apprenticeship at RUAG



Your apprenticeship will last four years. During this time, you will learn everything you need to know to become a system and equipment constructor.


For this apprenticeship, you must have manual skills, a practical and technical understanding and good spatial awareness.

Future opportunities

The following options are available to you after completion of your apprenticeship with us: Industrial Foreman HFP, Mechanical Engineering Technician HF Graduate or a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.



Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen

System and equipment constructor EFZ [Swiss certificate of competence]

System and equipment constructors process sheet metal, profiles and pipes. They do this using traditional tools such as saws, bending equipment and welders, as well as with computer-controlled bending machines, welding robots and laser cutting systems. They use joining techniques such as screwing, riveting, soldering and welding to assemble the individual parts. As you can see, this profession combines traditional and state-of-the-art craft techniques in one.

System and equipment constructors process the parts with extreme precision, ensuring that the assembly runs smoothly. Precise planning of work processes is also essential. In doing so, they ensure that the specifications regarding occupational safety, health and environmental protection are complied with.

The system and equipment constructors carry out most of their work in production halls. However, the final assembly is often carried out away off-site at the final location. They usually work in a team and together with other professionals. Working at RUAG is therefore extremely varied.


What we offer you

Part of your training includes the manufacture of aircraft components or parts of production facilities. You will also learn about and apply various joining techniques such as screwing, riveting and welding. You also help with project planning and create technical documentation.

What you should bring with you

You should have an intermediate or advanced level of secondary education and perform well in mathematics. You convince us with your manual skills and enjoy working with different metals. You also have a good practical and technical understanding and good spatial awareness.

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship at RUAG will last four years.

Shape your individual future with the Way-Up apprenticeship.

You can complete this apprenticeship in the Way-Up model.

Vocational training location

  • Alpnach
  • Emmen
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Is that your thing?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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