Lathe Operator, FIBRO
INTERVIEW WITH Jasmin Willinger

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Jasmin Willinger

With FIBRO since February 2017

What I do
Manufacturing of metal components such as punches and stamping tools for presses.

 

Why did you decide to pursue a career in engineering?

I have always had a personal interest in engineering and craftsmanship. For example, I always used to help out with the roofing or concrete work. As a result, working in an office was the last thing I wanted. That’s why I was always looking for a job like the one I have now. So I completed an internship during school, which confirmed to me that I definitely wanted to learn a trade, as I would find it much more fun than working in an office. Then I completed my training as a machining engineer at LÄPPLE, after which I was hired by FIBRO.

 

What do you like about your job?

It’s a job that requires a lot of tinkering around and involves a lot of thought. I love this, as it means things never get boring.

I like my job because it isn’t mundane like a lot of others. I could also see myself working as an industrial mechanic, since that involves using a lot of tools. But what I really like in my job is having to keep a close eye on precision.

 


What is the most important thing about your job?

At FIBRO, we work very hard to ensure precision. For example, in my field we have to ensure accuracy down to one thousandth of a millimetre, so very precise indeed!

 

Where are the products used after you’ve manufactured them?

To give you one example, the products I’m working on at the moment are punches, which are used in the press to punch holes. So these are stamping tools.

 

Where do you see yourself heading in the future?

I would like to progress further in my current career. I’d also like to learn about some other machines so I can rotate to other areas of the business. Perhaps later I’ll do some additional training, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.

I would like to stay here because I like the professional environment, the work itself, the company and the people who work here, and because I’m quite sure of what I want to do with my life.

 

What is the workplace culture like at FIBRO?

It’s amazing! I love my colleagues and I think it’s really great.

 

What do you like about the LÄPPLE Group?

What I like about the LÄPPLE Group is that the whole environment is just right, the people are good to each other, and the work is really varied.

 

What’s it like as a woman to be working alongside so many men?

I think we all work together fine. My male colleagues are very accepting and we get along really well.

 

In what ways do you think we could inspire more young women to choose technical training careers?

I think having something similar to the Girls’ Day would be useful, because it’s an event where I can explain to other women what I do in my job, some of whom will be interested and sign up with us themselves.

2019

MAXIMUM PRECISION SINCE 100 YEARS

August Läpple founded his company on 1 April 1919. What began as a small workshop has now become an international corporate group: the LÄPPLE Group. A strong network of four business units. With 15 business locations worldwide. As a supplier of car body parts, bodyshell components, standard parts and rotary tables, automation solutions and modern training concepts, LÄPPLE continues to stand for highest precision along the entire industrial value chain.

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