Apprenticeships at Heinlein

We are Heinlein. Welcome.

Our company is synonymous with high-quality products, superior technology, and continuous improvement. But above all, Heinlein believes in committed and qualified employees. For years, we have trained our own employees. Since we were established in Zirndorf in 1932, we have grown to become a leading primary packaging manufacturer. We are a family-run company that is rooted in tradition, but at the same time has an international outlook. 160 long-standing employees are constantly working on new solutions for the rapidly changing world of packaging. Our ideas are utilised in all conceivable settings – in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, for food supplements, and in the food and lifestyle segment. In addition to a wide range of standard products, we also develop customer-specific solutions on demand, capitalising on our unique decades-long expertise. Tradition and innovation for the closure and dosing systems of tomorrow.

Learn from the best.

Apprenticeships at Heinlein

In order to provide you with the necessary specialist expertise in your apprenticeship vocation, a well-oiled, experienced, and motivated team is necessary. With our group of instructors, we teach you the work steps by utilising modern learning methods, while also catering individually to you as the learner. It is important to us that we do not simply impart knowledge to you in a separate apprenticeship workshop. Instead, with us, theoretical knowledge is followed directly by practical application in actual operations. You are part of daily operations from the very beginning. During your apprenticeship, you will be rotated between various departments that are important for your scope of duties.

Thanks to our constant optimisation of the subject-specific, practice-oriented apprenticeship programme and intensive examination preparations, our apprentices always achieve outstanding results.

Apprenticeship vocations

We offer apprenticeships for the following vocations:


Electronics Technician

Industrial Mechanic


Process Mechanic

Mould Mechanic

Technical Product Designer


Industrial Clerk

Once Heinlein – always Heinlein!

What we offer apprentices:

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration with holiday and Christmas bonus


Extra financial reward for good achievement

Rotating departmental assignments for more insider knowledge


Excellent workplace amenities and
working clothes

Personal point of contact


Support with
examination preparations

Project work and


Regular meetings
for exchanging ideas

Regular meetings
for exchanging ideas


Good public transport links

High chance of being offered a permanent position after completing apprenticeship

Attractive lunch options
in the company canteen


Staff parties and joint participation in sports events

Interesting further education and training options


Project work and

social benefits



Career at Heinlein

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Currently available apprenticeships

Apprenticeship electronics technician (m/f/d) 

Specialisation in industrial engineering

Electronics technicians for industrial engineering install, maintain and repair components of the electrical power supply, automation technology and in industrial operating systems. The tasks include the maintenance and servicing of industrial plants, the construction of new plants new construction of plants (planning, construction), the programming of automated plants and the mated systems and operating machines. 

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Apprenticeship Technical product designer (m/f/d)

Specialisation in product design and construction

Technical product designers have the following tasks: Develop, design and create innovative packaging solutions; create visual representations using 3D CAD programs; design, calculate and simulate models; produce technical drawings and accompanying documentation; create and present technical documentation.

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Apprenticeship tool mechanic (m/f/d)

Specialisation mould technology

Tool mechanics manufacture special tools from individual parts for industrial production. They are specialists in the processing of various types of metal. Computer-controlled machine tools such as milling, turning, grinding and eroding machines are used to produce the tools exactly according to the given drawing. You will also learn to read technical drawings. 

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Apprenticeship process mechanic (m/f/d)

Specialisation in plastics and rubber technology

Process mechanics have the task of producing precise components from various plastics. They prepare the production and use machines to bring the plastic into the right shape. During your training you will learn how to adjust machines accordingly and how to replace injection moulding tools. At the same time, you will monitor the production process and check the end product on the basis of strict quality specifications.

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Apprenticeship industrial clerk (m/f/d)


After their apprenticeship industrial clerks are employed in all commercial areas - depending on individual abilities and own interests. Thus, work in accounting differs from work in materials management or sales. In all departments, organisational thinking, structured and conscientious work and PC skills are important. One has to deal with internal and external people, and the ability to deal with people is particularly important. 

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Are you interested and highly motivated to get started?

Send us your full set of application documents via e-mail at
or via normal mail, and show us who you are and what you are capable of.

Current job vacancies

Warehouse logistics specialist (m/f/d)

Your tasks
Distribution of goods in the warehouse, unpacking & repacking, equipping, picking, packing, acceptance, control and paper-based processing in the incoming goods department and more …

Your profile
Completed apprenticeship as a specialist for warehouse logistics or comparable several years of work experience, forklift license, truck driving license, good manners, PC skills, etc.

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Key account manager pharmaceutical packaging (m/f/d)

Your tasks
Acquisition of new customers, support of existing customers and technical advice for standard products as well as new product developments, sales planning etc. ...

Your profile
Degree in business administration or similar qualification, several years of professional experience in the B2B sector, preferably in the primary packaging and liquid sectors etc. ...

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Application documents:
Apply in writing, via mail or e-mail to

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Working at Heinlein

We protect your assets.

In a globalised world, it is necessary to have a strong and stable culture of values
in order to remain competitive and well-equipped for the challenges of the future.

  • We have clearly defined values, a culture of trust, and a sustainable company strategy
  • Each and every person can contribute to the company's success
  • Our management is type- and team-oriented and has a flat hierarchy
  • We create a stimulating and efficient working atmosphere
  • We enable transparency via clear structures
  • We believe in staff development and lifelong learning
  • We support the reconciliation of professional and private life
  • Company pensions are a priority for us
  • We are committed to our employees' health

Join us and become part of the Heinlein team.

Modern, international, cooperative

Heinlein is the ideal partner!

Heinlein Plastik-Technik is active internationally. The cohesion within the company, and a familial and personal atmosphere, are extremely important to us. The bond and connectedness between the teams is essential in order to provide our customers with the best support and quality.

Whether it’s a simple screw cap, dropper, or complex dosing system – it’s not just what's inside that counts, but above all: tailor-made packaging.
But it’s not just the sheer variety of products which characterises Heinlein Plastik-Technik – diverse, stimulating duties also await you in the various departments.

In order to be closer to our customers, we have sales channels and representation around the globe. International trade fairs and customer visits are therefore part of our work environment. In order to remain at the top of our game linguistically, we offer regular language courses for our employees.

Each year, we organise a summer event for employees, as well as internal and external team-building drives. Furthermore, we also get involved with things happening in the region, such as the Eyber Christmas Market. In order to remain active and networked, we organise regular activities such as mountain bike training, running groups, go-kart events and much more.

A wide range of internal and external training courses offer you optimal opportunities for development. We offer you the best platform for achieving your goals and developing yourself as part of an international team.

Innovations are a significant pillar of our success! The push-and-turn system for a child safety cap was invented by our founder Hans Heinlein. He submitted the first patent specifications for this design back in 1951. Hence, it is part of our DNA to search for answers to pressing questions of the future and new packaging materials.

Our workspaces feature modern, future-oriented design and amenities, both in the offices and manufacturing departments. Cleanliness and tidiness are important to us. As a company, we provide our employees with personal protective equipment.

It is a priority to us as a company to make a contribution in this field. For many years, we have been part of regional projects. In particular, supporting children is a matter that is very close to our hearts. To find out how we implement this in practice, please read our regular reports under NEWS.

We place great emphasis on a health-conscious work environment and an optimal balance between professional and private life. Therefore, it is extremely important to us that employees pay attention to their health and performance.

Heinlein – Application process

Confirmation of receipt
As a first step, you will receive a confirmation of receipt upon submission of your application. Subsequently, we will review your documents. If we find your profile interesting, you will undergo Heinlein’s professional application procedure. Naturally, we will handle your personal data in strict confidence and in compliance with data protection laws at all times.

Job interview
During the job interview, you will meet one employee from HR and one representative from the specialist department. During this personal meeting, we will get to know you, and you will get to know us better. You will also find out more about your prospective field of work and our company, and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. When we invite you for interview, we will inform you well in advance about which steps you can expect, so that you are always optimally prepared. Any travel costs incurred are not eligible for reimbursement by us.

Soon after the interview, we will contact you to discuss any subsequent steps. If you are not successful, your personal data will be deleted in accordance with data protection laws, and your application documents returned to you.


Do you have any questions?

We are glad that you are interested in a career at Heinlein Plastik-Technik.
Below you will find some questions that we are frequently asked.

You have a pioneering spirit and love new challenges? Then we would like to get to know you. Here you will find our current job offers for experienced professionals and young professionals. You can send your documents by email to (attachments in PDF format) or by the old, tried and tested postal service.

If you do not find a suitable position on the website, we would still be pleased to receive your spontaneous application. We will be happy to add you to our pool of applicants and inform you as soon as a position matching your profile is available. 

Independently of this, you can also follow us via Linkedin and Facebook to stay up to date. 

Of course, we will handle your personal data with the utmost confidentiality and in accordance with data protection regulations at all times.

You can check the progress of your application at any time at Due to our privacy policy, we cannot give any information by telephone. However, please note that an average application process usually takes several weeks.

You can withdraw your application at any time. Please inform us as soon as possible by phone on 0981 9502-0 or via e-mail at: By taking a minute to let us know via e-mail or telephone, you give other applicants the opportunity to secure a job.

Still have questions? 
Give us a call or contact us via e-mail.