Torque wrench instead of an office chair
When Lea Marie Gaffron began her training as a mechatronics technician in 2013 at GILDEMEISTER Drehmaschinen GmbH in Bielefeld, she already knew the company very well: “My father worked here in quality management and always took me to Open Houses,” says the 24-year-old. “The machines impressed me every time.”
“After doing my school internship in the commercial and technical area here at GILDEMEISTER, I discovered that I didn’t want to sit in the office,” explained Lea Marie Gaffron, who had already enjoyed handcrafting hobbies in her youth, explaining why she applied for a traineeship in a practical area in the company. She was particularly interested in mechatronics as it offered a good mix of electronics and mechanics. Today Lea Marie Gaffron is responsible for developing basic machines. Her tasks include mechanical work on the machine bed and other cast-iron parts.