Martin Elwert reports

Production Planner in Work Preparation
Martin ElwertProduction Planner in Work Preparation

SEW‑EURODRIVE – There from the start

After completing secondary school, I started a training program at SEW‑EURODRIVE in September 2005 to become an industrial mechanic at the Graben-Neudorf site. During my time in the training workshop and in the different departments at SEW‑EURODRIVE, I learned various metalworking skills such as turning, milling and grinding. The variability of my daily work also taught me many new key skills such as teamwork, flexibility, and self-reliance.

When I look back, I can say that SEW‑EURODRIVE places great value on education. And that is exactly what makes the training program so interesting and unique. My strong performance allowed me to shorten the three-and-a-half-year training period to three years. I passed the industrial mechanic final examination early, in July 2008, and then began working in my first department, Tool Manufacturing. My range of activities mainly involved cylindrical and surface grinding of component parts and individual components, which taught me additional skills specific to this area.

If you were to ask me today what I would do differently in my career? – Nothing. I am certain that the future will hold many more exciting challenges.

After the training program, it was clear to me that I wanted to deepen my knowledge. I therefore decided to complete in-service training to become a mechanical engineering technician. The further education program at night school took four years – and it wasn’t always easy. After work, I had to spend additional hours at a desk. Now that I’ve successfully become a certified technician in the field of mechanical engineering, I can look back with satisfaction. It was always very important to me to have the most up-to-date knowledge, both in work and in school, and to always be learning something new.

I have now started a new position in the Work Preparation and Planning department as a production planner. My range of activities includes creating machine layouts; scheduling new machines and planning their work area; and creating work plans and verifying their implementation on individual machines within a secured work sequence. The tasks are very diverse and I have a lot of fun working in a team. Thanks to the interdepartmental interfaces, I am always learning something new and my network at SEW‑EURODRIVE is constantly growing. This ensures excellent communication among the employees.

This is just the beginning of my career as a technician. The future surely holds many more exciting challenges, which I will tackle with the utmost diligence.

If you were to ask me today what I would do differently in my career? – Nothing.

Drive the future. Now.

Why not take a look at our current vacancies and apply to join us? We look forward to hearing from you!

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