Apprentice Program Spring 2021 – Industrial Maintenance Trade

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Apprentices for the Industrial Maintenance Trade for our Fort Mill, SC facility. The apprentice program is three and a half (3.5) years in length and is comprised of two main components; academic/shop theory studies at York Technical College (YTC) and on-the-job training (OJT) at one of our three facilities located on our Fort Mill campus.


Why become an Apprentice?

  • Tuition, Books, Tools, and Uniforms are paid for by Schaeffler
  • Apprentices are paid throughout the entire program
  • Apprentices receive valuable Classroom and On-The-Job Training and become an internal source for filling key jobs involving new products and technologies
  • Upon completion of the program, graduating apprentices will receive an Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance from York Technical College and a Journeyman Certificate from the United States Department of Labor

Key responsibilities include:

  • Complete 7,000 hours of training, which includes the College Program and on-the-job training in our manufacturing facilities (Industrial Maintenance areas).
  • OJT is rotational and will include, but is not limited to:
    • Working in manufacturing areas to gain the ability to know / recognize different types of machining.
    • Perform Corrective Maintenance in Production machines in all production departments such as Stamping, Heat Treat, Grinding, Finishing and Assembly equipment.
    • Perform Preventive Maintenance in Production machines in all production departments such as Stamping, Heat Treat, Grinding, Finishing and Assembly equipment Perform.
    • Perform repairs involving Electrical, Automation, Programable Logic Controller’s (PLC)
    • Perform welding repairs.
    • Must interpret blueprints and schematics to ensure the perfect function of the equipment.
  • Successfully complete, to the Company’s specification, courses of study required for the Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance to include, but not limited to:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Precision Measuring Instruments
    • Control Circuits
    • Hydraulics / Pneumatics
    • PLC’s
    • Maintenance welding.
    • Technical Writing
    • Human Relations
    • Metric System
    • OSHA / Safety
    • Drive Systems & Power Trains

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successfully place into the minimum Math and Reading levels for the Apprenticeship Curriculum via the Compass Placement Test (required for school admission);
  • Measure mechanical aptitude by taking the Bennett’s Mechanical
  • Ability to move or lift 35 pounds

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


Job Function


Primary Location

 United States-South Carolina-Fort Mill 



Manufacturing / Mechanical

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