TGW insights: Simon in the office at Welas Park.

19. April 2022

Point of contact, decision maker & doer

An interview with team leader Simon Innerhuber from the controls department about the truthfulness of prejudices and how he deals with mistakes.

Name / job / TGW location: 
Simon Innerhuber / Manager Engineering Controls / Welas Park Wels, Austria

My latest online order: 
I ordered a battery for a notebook from Amazon.

My job as a film title:
"Managing and planning the engineering"

My department as a flag: What does it look like? 
The flag shows a robotic arm. The robot represents the controls engineering, the sensors and the cables; the arm represents order picking at the production lanes.

My job personality in three words: 
Motivated, driven & exact

To me, TGW means ... : 
Flexibility and autonomy.

Stairs or lift? 
Stairs. A little exercise doesn't do any harm.

Meeting Engineering Controls: Simon talks about strategies to protect colleagues. | TGW Insights

A potential new colleague should be open-minded and understand electrical and controls engineering, replies Simon Innerhuber when asked what the most important characteristics of somebody working in Engineering Controls are. "You learn a lot very quickly and your colleagues welcome you with open arms", Simon remembers his first weeks at TGW.

Simon, TEll us about your joB as manager engineering controls.

One the one hand, it is about being a role model for the seven colleagues reporting to me – on a professional level, but also in terms of being conscious of our responsibility and performance as a team. As a Manager Engineering Controls, I am the first contact for the project manager, I coordinate the tasks within the team and plan resources. On the other hand, my job is about operational tasks like planning the controls system of our installations. Our goal is to provide a good controls design for the installations as well as all parts and plans necessary for the colleagues on site.

TGW Insights: Simon is working on strategies to protect TGW employees from hazardous conditions.

ARE THERE ANY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT MEMBERS OF YOUR PROFESSION AND IF YES, ARE THEY TRUE?

That we allocate duties but do nothing ourselves. As a team leader, I am often working in the background, especially when it comes to resource planning and task assignment within the team. I try to integrate my operational tasks into my workday, which works well for me.

WHAT CAN YOU IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS WITH WHEN YOU TELL THEM ABOUT TGW?

There are many benefits at TGW. For example, I get to work from home and handle projects on a flexible schedule. We are also offered many great leisure activities. I use the Activity Garden, for example, which is our multifunctional outdoor multi-purpose area, or the in-house gym.

IN ALL HONESTY: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU MADE A MISTAKE AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM IT?

Mistakes happen. So far, I learned that there is a solution for everything. This can also happen during as customer project. It is important to talk openly about it and find an alternative that works for everyone.

TGW Insights: Simon works on the control engineering planning of customer installations.

IF YOU COULD LOOK INTO A CRYSTAL BALL: HOW WILL YOUR JOB CHANGE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS?

Digitalization and automation are advancing, which means that there are always new programs. The technical questions and the engineering will remain more or less the same, but the framework and tools are improving. I want to make progress in my field and take every opportunity to deepen my knowledge even further.

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