In terms of a job, the move from my home region of Rhineland-Palatinate to Vorarlberg immediately after completing my training was clear. I think it is important to get out of your comfort zone sometimes to encounter new challenges, influences and experiences.
What does an Industrial Mechanic at TRUMPF do?
He took the plunge, moving from his native Rhineland-Palatinate to Vorarlberg to be part of the future chip industry: five questions for Sebastian Carl, who works as an industrial mechanic in the EUV department at TRUMPF.
The future is built here! I think it's remarkable that I can work on the systems that make the chips of the future possible.
What was your most brave moment?
What is your job like?
In the area of EUV technology, I am responsible for assembly, adjustment and commissioning of optics assemblies. That also includes their prototype assembly. The assemblies are fitted for the beam source of the entire system here in Ditzingen. The systems are then delivered all over the world by ASML in the Netherlands.
What makes your job so exciting? Why do you like doing it?
The future is built here! It is so impressive to think that in future, a chip from these systems will be in almost all smartphones, laptops, etc. You also support product launches and are in constant communication with other departments, such as planning, construction and development. And then there are the projects that you can participate in. This makes the job varied and diverse.
What's special about working at TRUMPF?
Professional development is very important to me. TRUMPF offers diverse time models and opportunities for full-time or part-time training. Up to now, we have always been able to find a solution that pleases everyone (even at short notice), thanks to open and direct communication with colleagues and superiors. Another very special feature is the modern style and architecture of the building. And I can absolutely recommend the food in the company canteen!
What do you think people need for the job?
Team colleagues should have an open and direct approach with a drive for innovation and change. Age should be of no concern when applying. But you will (definitely) have to have a sense of humour!