Press release

Two more mechatronics engineer trainees hired as permanent employees

German paper producer relies on young talent from its own ranks

Bergisch Gladbach
Jul 8, 2020

Zanders hires two more mechatronics engineer trainees as permanent employees. In February, the German paper producer already hired three mechatronics engineers who had successfully completed their training at the company. The two new young colleagues Julian Glessen and Florian Olbert did very well in their final exams, which makes head of training Thomas Cuerten particularly happy: “The examination requirements for mechatronics technicians are very high, as theoretical and practical knowledge from several areas is required. All the more reason for us to be pleased about the very good results of the two of them.” In those areas where it is possible, Zanders relies on filling open positions with self‐trained employees. This has two decisive advantages, said Cuerten: “Firstly, we can guarantee the high quality of the training. Secondly, the trainees also learn about the specific requirements of our company right from the start, so that they can fully support the team in the shortest possible time. Both of these factors also give the young colleagues a greater sense of achievement and increase their motivation.”

The practical part of the final examination to become a mechatronics engineer consists of a real project that the trainee has to implement in the company. Julian Glessen was responsible for a new blower on one of the Chromolux coating machines; Florian Olbert installed a new ventilation for the welding station in the workshop. From planning, assembly, programming and commissioning to functional and safety testing, the responsibility was entirely in the hands of the trainees. The photo shows the two new Zanders employees in front of the switch cabinet where Julian Glessen installed the electronic control for the blower of the Chromolux coating machine.

Zanders is currently looking for further new colleagues (m/f/d), e.g. head of payroll, production workers and trainees as paper technologists, mechatronics engineers and machine and plant operators. Interested parties can find detailed job descriptions on the company website under the Career menu. 

Photo: Tobias Mueller for Zanders Paper

The two new Zanders employees who have successfully completed their training as mechatronic engineers: Florian Olbert (l.) and Julian Glessen.