Manufacturing at Rheinmetall in Kiel

As a skilled worker, you will find excellent working conditions and special benefits at Rheinmetall in Kiel. The long-term prospects and job security will also convince you.

In our prototype construction department, you will work on the development and series production of defence vehicles from Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH. And you will be working at eye level with our engineers! You will bring all your knowledge as a mechanic/mechatronics technician (M/F/D) to bear to master the challenges of building a newly developed vehicle. We will train you thoroughly before you will act independently. No working day is like the other. As an expert for the newly developed vehicle, you will accompany it on national and international trials and at trade fairs.

In our electrics/electronics production, we produce technologically sophisticated assemblies for our vehicle systems, especially in the areas of wiring, control electronics and power distribution. The spectrum of your new tasks ranges from prototypes and qualification to the production of a small series. We ensure our high quality standards through 100 percent testing of all components on test benches developed in-house. We want to continue to develop future technology in-house and have therefore just set up SMT production for circuit boards.

In addition to the usual internationally valid quality management standards, our production is also certified according to the NATO standards AQAP2110 and AQAP2210.

What else do we offer?

Great small-scale and large-scale technology, monthly pay-scale salary of over EUR 3,000 plus vacation pay and Christmas bonus, many benefits such as company sports and profit sharing, and great coworkers.

Personal insights into our prototype production in Kiel

Fin Schorr – Department head

How did you end up at Rheinmetall?

I started in Kiel in May 2018 as the team leader for “Testing”. Since November 2020, I have headed the “Prototype Construction and Testing” department.

What do your days look like?

Our team works on the overall tank system and is constantly learning more when developing and testing prototypes. Identifying challenges and managing my employees and the projects as a whole are my day-to-day tasks.

Why do you think Rheinmetall in Kiel is a good employer in the manufacturing sector?

We work in interesting and diverse areas and have very good pay and good social benefits.

What is your personal piece of advice for new colleagues joining Rheinmetall?

Everyone has to grow in to their projects and tasks and gain experience. This works particularly well if you soak up your coworkers’ knowledge.

How would you describe your job in three words?

Varied, challenging, innovative.

Mesut Keles – Industrial worker

How did you end up at Rheinmetall?

I moved from what used to be the Automotive sector to the Defence sector. To begin with, I worked in the current Hardparts division at Rheinmetall and now I am in the Vehicle Systems division.

What do your days look like?

I assemble components. If something isn’t working and I notice a problem, I pass on the information and start looking for solutions.

Why do you enjoy your job?

Because it’s always varied, especially on business trips.

Why do you think Rheinmetall in Kiel is a good employer in the manufacturing sector?

I find the working environment really pleasant. And we have really nice coworkers here in Kiel. Plus the city’s great!

What is your personal piece of advice for new colleagues joining Rheinmetall?

Be open and willing to learn. That’s how you’ll really enjoy doing the job.

How would you describe your job in three words?

Variety, fun, teamwork

Torben Wiese – Electrical engineering technician

Please briefly describe your background and how you started at Rheinmetall.

After four years in manufacturing, two in testing and qualifying as a state-certified technician, I knew that I wanted to work as a project planner. At my old company, there was no demand for this position in the next few years. I value a secure, social and fair workplace in a maritime environment and this took me to Rheinmetall Landsysteme in Kiel. I was welcomed by a young and motivated team and settled in quickly.

What do your days look like?

I work in work preparation for electronic components. My day-to-day jobs include processing and preparing work plans and parts lists, maintaining the change process, creating time and quantity structures and optimizing production processes. I also get to do many interesting tasks related to restructuring and optimizing production areas.

Why do you enjoy your job?

As a project planner, you are there throughout the entire process of a component, from development to the finished item. You can collaborate and contribute your ideas everywhere.

Why do you think Rheinmetall in Kiel is a good employer in the manufacturing sector?

Here you have the opportunity to help shape your workplace and work with managers who know what you do and who always have an open door

What is your personal piece of advice for new colleagues joining Rheinmetall?

Listen, ask questions and give your own opinion as well as you can.

How would you describe your job … in three words?

Social, varied, challenging

Sandra Sommer – Industrial electrician

How did you end up at Rheinmetall?

A former colleague told me about a vacancy. As a trained industrial electrician at the Naval Arsenal Kiel, I came across defence products at an early stage. After working for three other employers, I joined Rheinmetall in Kiel in August 2021.

What do your days look like?

I make circuit boards.

Why do you enjoy your job?

The variety of products stops it becoming monotonous.

Why do you think Rheinmetall in Kiel is a good employer in the manufacturing sector?

It’s a secure workplace with great coworkers.

What is your personal piece of advice for new colleagues joining Rheinmetall?

Look forward to interesting tasks.

What keywords would you use to describe your job?

Interesting and varied.

Come and enjoy the benefits as part of our team in Kiel! Apply for positions in mechanics/mechatronics or electrical/electronics.

Our vacancies

Privacy settings

We place great importance on transparent information relating to all aspects of data protection. Our website contains detailed information on the settings you can select and what effect these settings have. You can change your selected settings at any time. Regardless of the selection you choose, we will not draw any conclusions regarding you as a person (except where you have explicitly entered your details). For information on deleting the cookies, please see the help function in your browser. You can find out more in the data protection declaration.

Change your privacy settings by clicking on the corresponding buttons

Necessary

Cookies essential for the system ensure that the website works correctly. Without these cookies, malfunctions or error messages may occur.

This website will:

  • Store cookies required by the system
  • Store the settings you make on this website

This site will never do the following without your agreement:

  • Store your settings, such as the language selection or cookie banner, so that you do not have to repeat them in the future.
  • Evaluate visits anonymously and draw conclusions to help us to optimize our website.
  • Draw conclusions regarding you as a person (except where you have explicitly entered your details, e.g. in contact forms)

Convenience

These cookies make the website easier to use and save settings, for example, so that you do not have to repeat them every time you visit the site.

This website will:

  • Store cookies required by the system
  • Store your settings, such as the language selection or cookie banner, so that you do not have to repeat them in the future.

This site will never do the following without your agreement:

  • Evaluate visits anonymously and draw conclusions to help us to optimize our website.
  • Draw conclusions regarding you as a person (except where you have explicitly entered your details, e.g. in contact forms)

Statistics

Statistics cookies enable us to evaluate the usage behaviour on the website anonymously – without enabling any conclusions to be drawn about you as a person. This enables us to measure the performance of the website and to improve it continuously to offer a better user experience.

This website will:

  • Store cookies required by the system
  • Store your settings, such as the language selection or cookie banner, so that you do not have to repeat them in the future.
  • Evaluate visits anonymously and draw conclusions to help us to optimize our website.

This site will never do the following without your agreement:

  • Draw conclusions regarding you as a person (except where you have explicitly entered your details, e.g. in contact forms)

Notice regarding data transfers to the USA

If you select "STATISTICS", cookies from the US-based company Google Inc. will also be used. By selecting this option, you also expressly agree in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR that your data collected by these cookies can also be processed by Google in the USA. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has qualified the USA as a country with a level of data protection inadequate to EU standards. Further information on Google's handling of data protection can be found here.


Of course, we will always respect the do-not-track (DNT) setting in your browser. In this case, no tracking cookies are set and no tracking functions are loaded.