Robotronics Trainee (50200402-1)

Date: Jun 6, 2023

Location: Chattanooga

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee is looking for our next class of Robotronics Technology Expert (RTE) Students! Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations is growing, with its, Atlas Cross Sport and the all-electric ID.4 being assembled there alongside the ever-popular Atlas.


The Robotronics Technology Apprentices will complete a two-year apprenticeship program which combines robotics, programing, electrical, electronics, computer and controls systems into a design useful for advanced manufacturing. The apprenticeship program is a partnership between Volkswagen Group of America and Chattanooga State Community College and based on the German AHK.


  • This apprenticeship combines multiple industrial maintenance disciplines into a systems approach for troubleshooting and resolving problems in an automated manufacturing plant.
  • The apprenticeship program runs 3 semesters throughout the year. Students will go through a total of 6 semesters including academic and on-the-job training semesters.
  • Students are enrolled in Chattanooga State Community College during the apprenticeship program and will receive an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science upon completion.
  • Academic semesters consist of classes in the Volkswagen Academy, which are taught by Volkswagen and Chattanooga State instructors. Students receive hands-on-training in programing, electricity, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, robotics, computer numerical controlled machining, fault analysis and automation. On-the-job training semesters take the apprentices into the plant where they work in the various departments to apply theories and skills in an advanced manufacturing setting and gather work experiences
  • The apprenticeship is paid after an 8 month probation period.
  • This apprenticeship program is designed to develop the best trained, multi-skilled Robotronics expert in the automotive industry.
  • The schedule for academic semesters is from Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day. The schedule for on-the-job training may vary by department.
  • Team wear is required and provided along with appropriate PPE.
  • A conditional job offer is made at the end of the apprenticeship program based on performance, exam scores, successful completion and business needs.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Able to apply for college with a minimum of 19 on the ACT or able to pass a competency test
  • Need to apply and be accepted by both, Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations and Chattanooga State Community College
  • Commitment to learning and development
  • Ability to follow instructions


  • Math Skills
  • Hands-on experience in mechatronics / electrics / information
  • Problem solving skills

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