From an idea to customer tests
I’ve always been excited by the technical side of things. And this excitement was not lost during my training to become a draftsman (today: technical product designer) at SEW‑EURODRIVE.
During this training, I got to know the company and organizational structures, and I worked in various departments, such as Production and Service, as well as a wide range of development areas. I especially enjoyed the variable work with helpful colleagues and the diverse range of products at SEW‑EURODRIVE. During my professional training program, I therefore made it clear that I wanted to carry on once my three years were up. SEW‑EURODRIVE allowed me to prepare for my university entrance exams while I was working and then complete a cooperative education program.
While I was preparing for my entrance exams, I worked in “Innovation Mechatronics,” a development department that pursues new product ideas and tests their acceptance on the market. These include contactless energy supply systems for floor conveyor vehicles and products for decentralized drive technology. I was quickly confronted with stimulating and challenging tasks in this area. What really motivated me was having a defined goal but being given the freedom to devise my own solution. Sound thinking, an active exchange of knowledge with colleagues, and a self-reliant working style were therefore crucial for achieving this goal.
I currently work on inductive charging systems for floor conveyor vehicles. Being responsible for a product, from the idea, through the design engineering, to customer testing, drives me forward and motivates me every day to accomplish something new.
I was very proud to receive this level of freedom and responsibility as a newcomer (among many qualified engineers). During this time, I valued the pleasant working environment at SEW‑EURODRIVE. This was particularity important because, due to my work and study commitments, I had little time for leisure and relaxation.
After completing the cooperative education program, I stayed on with the Development department. I work as a design engineer in the “Charging Technology for Mobile Systems – Component Development” department and am currently working on systems for inductive charging of floor conveyor vehicles. This involves pursuing new technologies and production methods, constructing prototypes, and testing the products in small pilot projects before they are ready for the market. Being responsible for a product, from the idea, through the design engineering, to customer testing, drives me forward and motivates me every day to accomplish something new.
If you are looking for a company where you are individually nurtured and not just another face in the crowd, SEW‑EURODRIVE is the perfect place. My path from just starting out to becoming an engineer took a full nine years. But with SEW‑EURODRIVE, these were very pleasant years.
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