Working at WAGNER
What motivates WAGNER employees to come to work in the morning? What do our employees like about WAGNER? Here is a brief insight.
Having worked in one area for a number of years, I was keen to try out something new. So I was really thrilled to be able to change jobs within WAGNER to one in procurement. First developing products and now shopping: perfect! My background knowledge in product management helps me to better understand contexts and relationships, and to optimise processes. It is stimulating to try out a new venture again and what's more I feel at home in my new team as well.
After my training to become a mechatronics engineer, WAGNER placed me immediately in the powder-coating technical centre as an applications engineer. The work is interesting and I never stand still: WAGNER continues to support me in my professional development. I am currently following an in-service combination of technical and business studies and so have been able to develop myself in house again. It's great to be able to apply emerging knowledge to tasks!
At WAGNER I had opportunity right from the outset – after I graduated with my BA in business studies with specialization in manufacturing, I was able to develop enormously, both personally and professionally. After just seven years in a variety of different functions, I took up my current position of CFO of the Industrial Solutions division. As a member of the division's management team I can contribute to the strategic development of WAGNER within the framework of our corporate values, without losing sight of colleagues' operational tasks. I particularly like the human relationships at WAGNER, ease of access between the sections and the trust placed in me to take on this responsibility.
As an introduction, I completed a voluntary internship at Wagner International in Switzerland. Since I liked it at WAGNER, I immediately seized the subsequent opportunity to pursue a dual study course in industrial engineering at the Markdorf location. The dual-curriculum study provides broad insights into the various different operational tasks performed by an industrial engineer from a theoretical viewpoint at the university, as well as experience of practical work with an element of design freedom in the various departments at WAGNER. It is even possible to spend some time abroad in China or the USA. Then I was hired and now I work on promoting innovation and digitalization.
Before my studies, I completed a career internship in business – and realized that I was lacking knowledge in technical matters. As an aspiring industrial engineer I can now combine commercial and technical matters, and that is fun! There are lots of job opportunities open to me once I've completed my studies, with possible fields of activity including project management, product management, operations, procurement and sales. All of my colleagues at WAGNER are friendly and helpful. I enjoy learning and working here.
Before I started at WAGNER, my focus had moved increasingly away from technology and towards commercial tasks. Since technology and applied computer science appeal more to me, as an in-house SAP consultant for the R&D department, I have found the perfect mix of these two areas of interest and the business process. I can bring my experience to lots of exciting SAP implementation projects and actively design the processes of tomorrow. I was supported very well during my first six months at WAGNER. I was never bored, the team is great, as is the working environment in the department. Thanks to the flexible working time arrangements, I can also balance my work hours with my family time well. I could not be happier!
My role involves working with a wide range of different customers and business partners to find innovative and bespoke solutions: the work is interesting and very varied. I find not only the tasks enriching, but also my colleagues and the great mix of new and longstanding employees. I myself have been at WAGNER for more than 30 years and am happy to pass on my knowledge, although I am also learning all the time. I enjoy the products and the world of WAGNER.
I discovered my interest in technology at an early age in my father's workshop at home. A career in mechatronics involves mechanics, electrical engineering and computing. The varied insights in the form of progressions through different departments caught my fancy! Every day I learn something new, the working environment is pleasant and I am treated as a fully-fledged employee, able to work independently under the guidance of my tutor. I am really looking forward to the time after my training is complete: there is a guaranteed place for me at WAGNER.