Apprenticeship ropeway technician (m/f/d)

Everything you need to know about the apprenticeship ropeway technician (f/m/d), you can find out here.

Hardly any other apprenticeship is more varied and more adrenaline-filled than that of a ropeway technician. Three and a half years between ropeway and electrical engineering, high-tech systems and nature. With a degree as a ropeway technician, all the lifts in the world are open to you. An industry with a future and an apprenticeship with vision.

It is completed by around 160 young people every year at the "Seilbahner-Schmiede" in Hallein, the modern provincial vocational school for metalworking professions.

"This profession requires a high degree of technical passion," says the operations manager of Hochkar Bergbahnen.

Qualities such as dexterity, flexibility, a sense of adventure and a head for heights are prerequisites for the varied training.
The training program ranges from technical service work and monitoring of the ropeway installations to ongoing customer contact.

Your requirements

You are:

  • in good physical condition, have excellent reaction times
  • free from giddiness and insensitive to weather conditions
  • sure-footed and have good eye-hand coordination
  • able to work under pressure and have a manual/technical understanding
  • safety conscious, attentive and flexible
  • punctual, accurate and a team player

Your tasks as a cable car operator:

  • Operation, maintenance, monitoring of the cable car and surface lift systems
  • Supervision of the ongoing ropeway operation
  • Compliance with the operating regulations and control of the transport conditions
  • Regular inspection of the cableway installations
  • Carrying out maintenance and repair work
  • Participation in first-aid, rescue and fire drills
  • cooperation in the maintenance of the ski slopes
  • carrying out regular inspections of ropes and pulley batteries
  • General overhaul of the installations outside the operating season

This is what awaits you:

  • Apprenticeship: Cableway technician 3.5 years or
  • Double apprenticeship ropeway and electrical engineering Apprenticeship period: 4 years
  • a varied and future-proof apprenticeship
  • appreciative environment and a good working atmosphere
  • suitable work clothes for summer and winter
  • free use of the lift on your days off  

Apprentice compensation: (KV cable cars May 2022 )    

  1. apprenticeship year € 1.050,00 gross per month
  2. apprenticeship year € 1.225,00 gross per month
  3. apprenticeship year € 1.400,00 gross per month
  4. Apprenticeship year € 1.750,00 gross per month 

You are not sure if this profession is the right one for you?
Come by and work with us for a day. Our ropeway technicians Alex and Bernhard will be happy to answer your questions about the apprenticeship. 
By the way, Alex was also the first apprenticed ropeway technician in Lower Austria and completed his apprenticeship with us at Hochkar in 2018.