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Career Story: Amanda Reel | TRUMPF
Career story: Amanda Reel

As team leader of the welding team at TRUMPF in the United States, Amanda Reel is responsible for the high-quality processing of machine parts and bravely asserts herself - for herself and her team.

In her role as team leader of a welding team, Amanda Reel ensures productivity, on-time delivery and consistent high quality of all weldments. If there are any problems in production, she looks for the causes and finds suitable measures such as further training for her employees. Amanda can put herself in the position of her team members because she started as a welder herself and worked her way up. She is convinced: "There are no limits at TRUMPF. Everything can be achieved here.”

Karrieregeschichte Amanda Reel

Courageous in the male domain

About five years ago, Amanda Reel came directly to TRUMPF's US subsidiary in Farmington (Connecticut) after completing her vocational training. She was the company's first female welder ever. While working, she also took part in an on-the-job training program. Just three years later, she followed in the footsteps of her team leader, who supported her and encouraged her to become a leader herself.

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A special career opportunity

Doubtless, it took Amanda a considerable amount of bravery and self-confidence to apply for the team leadership position in the welding team as a young woman. As a welder multiple working shifts, she had previously worked closely with her colleagues in the shop for many years, to whom she is now giving instructions to. Amanda's bravery paid off:  She got the job and has been fulfilling it with great passion ever since. "Getting myself and my team used to my new duties and responsibilities has been the biggest challenge in my career so far," she says.

Karrieregeschichte Amanda Reel

Full confidence from day 1

Even as a young professional and welder, Amanda was repeatedly encouraged by her former team lead to develop professionally and to set goals as high as possible. She learned a lot from him in her everyday work life, which, according to her, helped her enormously to become a team leader to whom trust and respect is displayed. "Good leaders also bring out good leaders," she concludes.

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