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MAT2 Mechatronics Apprenticeship

Link Engineering Company (LINK) is a premier designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment, we specialize in developing customized solutions for Automotive, Aviation, Off-Highway, Rail and Civil Engineering industries. We are headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, outside of Detroit and maintain testing laboratories, manufacturing, and support facilities around the globe.

Established in 1935, we have been a family-owned company for generations, we treat our customers and employees as if they are part of our family. We set our employees up for success, as they are given constant opportunities to learn and develop new skills. As many of our team members have been with LINK for a generation or more, the LINK team is equipped with a wealth of knowledge, providing decades of hands-on experience and out-of-the box thinking to OEM’s and suppliers everywhere.

Overview of MAT2 Apprenticeship

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http://mitalent.org/mat2

Mechatronics Technician

  • Mechatronics is a key element of modern industrial production and product design. It is the key element in bridging the gap between mechanical and electrical systems. At LINK, Mechatronics Technicians jobs range from assembly of equipment, maintenance of complex dynamometers/precision measuring equipment and testing operations. This includes measuring and inspecting all system components and in some cases, programming the dynamometers and other measuring equipment.

Training Content

  • As a Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Mechatronics Apprentice, you will be exposed and trained on multiple subjects relating to mechanical, electrical and controls systems. This will include blue print reading, machine & tool, AC&DC circuits, hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, mechanical drives, robotics and PLC programming. In addition to traditional schooling, this will be reiterated during your work term by using these skills on the job as you acquire them in the class room.

Training Locations and Durations

  • The Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship lasts three years and can be completed at our Plymouth Global Headquarters or our Dearborn Technical Center through Henry Ford Community College or Oakland Community College. Work and school durations will be eight weeks long alternating intervals between work and school.

Prerequisites

  • You must have successfully attained a high school diploma, demonstrate considerable technical skills and want to work with your hands. A mechanical aptitude is necessary along with excellent math and computer skills. You will need to be interested in working in the mechanical, electrical and testing trades. Possess great communication skills and able to follow verbal/written instructions. Physical requirements may include lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

Your Career Prospects

  • After graduation from the MAT2 program, you will obtain an Associate’s Degree and be debt free. Our systematic education and training program offers you numerous opportunities for development and growth. Upon completion of the program you could work as a service technician, test technician, mechanical/electrical specialist and in various other positions.
  • LINK offers educational assistance after one year of service to obtain further degrees in related fields such as test engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and service engineering are just some of the options available to you.

Relocation services not provided.

LINK is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minority/Women/Veterans. VEVRRA Federal Contractor.

LINK is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-734-453-0800. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

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