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Building materials tester - At the University of Kassel

Currently 40 hours per week, duration of training 3 years

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Job description

Building material testers are intensively involved in the development of new building materials and processes. They have to implement the procedures developed in theory in the laboratory. They are also needed for quality assurance and quality control in the construction industry and for damage analysis. They have to take, prepare and test samples, process and present the results.

Training content

  • Structure and organization of the training company
  • Handling working materials
  • Operational measures for acting responsibly (responsible care)
  • Work organization and communication
  • Vocational training, labor and collective bargaining law
  • Carrying out chemical-technical work and measurements
  • Carrying out physical-technical work and measurements
  • Knowledge of common building raw materials, binding agents and their mixtures
  • Carrying out sampling, preparing and producing samples
  • Reading simple technical drawings and making sketches and site plans
  • Evaluating, recording and presenting measurement results
  • Knowledge of standards, regulations and guidelines for building material testing
  • Knowledge of testing equipment and methods
  • Occupational safety and accident prevention
  • Environmental impact and environmental protection


  • At the time of starting the apprenticeship, you should have a secondary school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss).
  • Grades in mathematics, physics and chemistry at least "satisfactory" or better

Advantageous are

  • manual dexterity
  • A sense of responsibility

Duration and structure of training

The apprenticeship lasts 3 years.

In the first two years, training takes place in the fields of soil, mortar and concrete and in the field of bituminous materials. In the third year of training, students specialize in one of the three specialist areas, preferably mortar and concrete.

An intermediate examination is held approximately in the middle of the training period.

Training allowance

A monthly training allowance is paid in accordance with § 8 Para. 1 of the collective agreement for trainees in the state of Hesse (TVA-H BBiG).

Training location

The training takes place in the Department of Construction Materials and Construction Chemistry and the Official Materials Testing Institute for Construction of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Holländischer Platz site of the University of Kassel.

Vocational school lessons are held as block courses and take place at the State Vocational Training Center for Product Design and Testing Technology (BPP) in Selb (Upper Palatinate).


If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Happel, phone: 0561-804-3204, e-mail: ihappel[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


The protection of your personal data is important to us, which is why we will handle your personal data with care. If you provide us with your data, you authorize us to store and use it in accordance with the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will then be deleted.


Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude and qualifications will be given preference. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please only submit copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, quoting the reference number, also in electronic form.