TGW Insights: Systems Engineer Barbara in the production hall.
17. May 2022

Handling, adaptation, construction design

An interview with Barbara Kraxberger, who works as a Systems Engineer in Engineering & Sales Enabling, about her career and diversity in her job

Name / job / TGW location: 
Barbara Kraxberger / Systems Engineer / Wels, Austria

My latest online order: 
I did some clothes shopping.

At TGW since: 
October 2015

My most important piece of job equipment: 
My laptop. TGW's offices are so well equipped. I do not need anything else.

My job in three words: 
Creativity, accuracy, variety

Early bird or night owl?
In general, I am a late riser. However, for a skiing day trip I will turn into an early bird.

Our colleague became aware of TGW while she was still at school: by means of our yearly job fair. She was amazed by the diversity of available jobs and the growth of the company and a few years ago she decided to apply for a job. Shortly after, she started her job at TGW in Wels. Even if it took some time to get used to her new daily work schedule, she still holds the initial fascination for her job, her colleagues and the company until this day.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CURRENT JOB

As a Systems Engineer, one of my main tasks is to adapt our material handling machines for specific projects if they deviate from the standard. In this process, I am closely collaborating with project managers, layout creators, assemblers and pre-assemblers. 

I also create technical drawings for assembly and pre-assembly. My tasks also include creating parts lists of individual material handling machines and accessories. When a project has been implemented, we also create a spare parts documentation. At first glance, this may seem a bit dull. In practice, however, it is extremely diversified since each customer order is different. 

In order to deepen my knowledge, I also had the opportunity to work together with other departments, which is great for getting a better overall view of things. 

THE BIGGEST PASSION IN YOUR JOB

This definitely has to be the diversity of the individual projects, even if the available processes are routine. Each order has its own characteristics and challenges. This is what keeps fascinating me time and time again.

IMPORTANT IN EVERYDAY WORK, HOWEVER NOT TAUGHT AT SCHOOL...

In my opinion, it is important to make yourself aware that each day may be different, even if certain processes may trick you into thinking each day will be the same. The most important thing is to learn not to take work home with you. Also, do not forget that it takes time to get used to work life. It is a continuous learning process. 

WHAT JOB SKILL ARE YOU ESPECIALLY PROUD OF?

On a more general level, I would say the openness towards new things without any prejudice. I think this is an important skill to have in any job. In terms of my job as a Systems Engineer, I think it is the ability to construct things.

WHAT IMPRESSES YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU TELL THEM ABOUT TGW?

My friends, acquaintances and family members are always amazed by the fast growth TGW has experienced over the last years. The individual benefits on-site, such as the opportunity to use the fitness centre, also continually impress people.

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