AWL is an excellent company to work for, with proud employees. We all work on a cool high-tech product, anywhere in the world. I feel a sense of pride when I walk through the hall! For me, the trips I make for AWL are highlights in my work. Adding value locally to starting offices and thus contributing to the growth gives energy! I have been able to develop myself at AWL enormously by the opportunities that I get and I hope to be able to add even more value in the future.
I very much enjoy dealing with people; I’m a real people person. I love helping and supporting people. I also like it when the work is a bit chaotic. I love it when I arrive at work in the morning, and I don’t know what is on my plate. Bring it on; I always find a solution!
In the last few years, I have personally grown rapidly, thanks to AWL and the appropriate courses. After 18 years working at AWL, I am still enjoying it incredibly! I very much like the informal atmosphere.
I deal with everything related to welding, drilling, and grinding. The team I work with is great, just like the company itself. At AWL, there is always an opportunity for further personal development. For example, through the years I have attained lots of diplomas.
At AWL, you are motivated to follow training; you are also helped with this tremendously well. When we complete a project, this really feels like an accomplishment, especially since we have achieved it together. AWL makes us what we are; you feel the enormous gratitude from the people.
I think my best memories are the IT projects abroad, and especially China. There you have a very different culture and different people.Here in the Netherlands, you know all your suppliers, but the Chinese government wants you to purchase everything locally. So you have to build everything up from scratch. Eventually, I spent a few weeks in China to build things up. This was a great challenge because you don’t know the culture, and you don’t speak the language.
As a robot programmer, I am responsible for the robot side of the machine. We receive the software from Engineering, which we then ‘shoot’ into the robot. It’s my job to make sure everything works properly in terms of specifications. It’s good to be working hands-on on the robot.
It is very nice that the work is so dynamic. You see the result of my work, that motivates: you really do see what you’ve done. The time I remember most is when I could go to Mexico. It was really cool for me because I am Spanish.