In 2008, I was faced with one of the most important decisions of my career: "What will I do after school?" After extensive research on the internet and attending various job information days, I decided to start an apprenticeship to become an electronics technician for energy and building technology, since I told myself to get some hands-on experience.
Several years of working at construction sites and in customer service both as an apprentice and then as a journeyman provided me with skills and knowledge that are still important for my daily work.
My desire to move to the beautiful town of Würzburg then got me into public service at the Studentenwerk Würzburg (student services facility) as a member of the maintenance team. I’ve worked there for four years.
My next stop constituted a master class for electrical engineers at the Chamber of Crafts for Lower Franconia (Bavaria). I then followed up on what I said earlier: „Get some more experience in that field.“ I successfully passed that class as well.
Thus, I’ve found my current position: In August 2018, I joined GILDEMEISTER energy solutions which is now STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH, as a service technician. I have been the Team Lead in Field Services since December 2021 and enjoy working with the team every day. There is always an exuberant atmosphere here - whether in the office or on site at the PV plants. This spurs us on every day, which is why I look forward to a promising future for myself and the company.
The – I’d like to call it- open-air symphony orchestra which starts to play when a new open-space installation is finished. The loud signal of the upstream disconnector. The low-frequent hum of the 20kV magnetised transformer. The rhythmic drumbeats during the grid test of the inverters followed by their buzz. All in all, a dream in green!
I can honestly say that here I never stop learning and that I’ve constantly got the chance to develop myself at work. Whether I’m learning from my colleagues or by attending trainings to acquire more skills! I can also make headway due to inter-divisional workshops or projects and try to optimise my own work steps.
We’ve got flexible working hours, several corporate events and a well-equipped workplace that enables efficient work. Our cook makes lunch break a pleasure and I can dine with colleagues from all departments in our kitchen. No typically bad "canteen food", whatsoever, and lunch is prepared on-site.
At SENS, we work together in a very pleasant, friendly and respectful way. In order to make the start in the company as comfortable as possible, every new employee receives a mentor for the first year who they can talk to.