Maintenance Apprentice


Are you ready for your future in Automation?
Join the Continental Mt. Vernon Maintenance/Engineering Team as an Industrial Electronics Technician ICATT Apprentice. You earn while you learn and finish Continental’s apprentice program with an Associate Degree, Department of Labor Certification and an ICATT Certification (International Associate Degree).

What is ICATT?
ICATT stands for Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training and is the leading apprenticeship program for high tech manufactures and companies with complex technologies. The program is a 3-year “earn while you learn program”. It is benchmarked on the German dual education system (combination of company-specific knowledge, theory, and hands-on learning). The program is established and supported by the German American Chamber of Commerce.

How does the ICATT Apprentice program work?
The 3-year ICATT Apprenticeship Program alternates between work and college (2 days college classwork / 3 days on hands training per week), combining practical skills and theory. You earn wages while at work, a stipend while at college, and we cover the cost of college tuition and fees! You finish the program with an Associate Degree, a Department of Labor Certification (national certification) and an ICATT Certification (International Associate Degree). The knowledge you learn in college you will expand with hands on training with state-of-the-art equipment in the Continental plant. You will have a mentor that will guide you through the whole program and help you be successful. – more info here:

What is an Industrial Electronics Technician and what are the daily duties?
Industrial Electronics Technicians install, program, maintain, and repair electrical operation, production equipment and processing systems. This will include switchgear and control systems (IPC, PLC) to power supply systems and communications and lighting equipment.

As an Industrial Electronics Technician you will be part of our Maintenance/Engineering Team ensuring the production equipment is working properly. Industrial Electronics Technicians install, set-up and troubleshoot electrical systems. These can be systems for communication, power supply and lighting technology or switching and control systems. Industrial Electronics Technicians create the designs for the new operating equipment, plan and supervise the installation, wire the equipment, and program the system. The focus in the Continental plant will be on troubleshooting and maintaining equipment.

Why you should apply:
- Gain skills for an in-demand profession
- Earn a debt-free Associate Degree
- Receive an industry-aligned education combined with hands-on training
- Obtain national and international credentials
- Increase your salary and advance your career!
- Immediate Benefits
- Paid Time Off

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- High school diploma or GED

- Meet academic requirements for admission (pass college placement test)

- Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment Visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

- Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. Our Mt. Vernon, IL location is seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate Maintenance Technicians to join our Engineering & Maintenance group. The ideal candidate has strong troubleshooting and mechanical skills, is dependable and accountable.

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