Mohammad Saad - SCADA/MES Engineer
With a background as an IT engineer from SDU and experience in the development of controls for horticulture and climate, I have primarily worked within disciplines such as PLC and SCADA. It is also within these areas that my field of interest lies. Hence why I today work as a SCADA/MES Engineer in the SCADA/MES department at Eltronic, where I joined in late 2022.
I was attracted by the countless opportunities that exist in Eltronic and the visions the company has for the future, when I was faced with the option of a new job. At Eltronic, both PLC and SCADA are focus areas – and I saw a great opportunity in being close to other specialists and developing and building on my existing knowledge. Here, a few months into my employment, I am positive that I have made the right decision.
From the very beginning of my employment, I have been given a great deal of trust. A level of trust that I as a new employee am honored to receive, and it has meant that I am now involved in one of our new projects in-house. It has been extremely motivating for me, and it also shows a company that has confidence in its employees and their abilities. As a new employee, I have also experienced the value of Eltronic’s extensive internal knowledge base. Professionally, it is vital for me to have the opportunity to approach competent colleagues and find answers to things when needed.
Generally, my entire onboarding process has been very positive. From day one, I have been met by welcoming and open-minded colleagues as well as the management. My colleagues have consistently reached out to ask if I needed anything. I have also been thoroughly introduced to the tasks that lie ahead, while close contact has been established right from the start with the people I will be working with.
During my intro days, I took note when it was said that it should be fun going to work. That motto is something I truly feel is practiced at Eltronic. In my department, there is room for us to talk off-topic – in other words, there is room for more than work during the day. Generally, you experience a strong sense of community and a family-like environment at Eltronic, where you show interest in your colleagues. Furthermore, there are great opportunities to create a healthy work-life balance, which is not something you can find anywhere.
Mia Randlev Johansen, System & Sales Engineer
As System & Sales Engineer, I build bridges between the technical and commercial competencies that we have in-house. I am a part of the sales department but with a background in global business engineering, I have knowledge of both mechanical engineering and commercial matters. It gives me a solid understanding of both areas of expertise – which is a clear advantage when I must act as a link between both worlds.
My position was newly created when I joined Eltronic at the beginning of 2022. This has meant that I have had a great influence on how my role should be defined and shaped. My role has become relatively dynamic in the sense that my skills are put into play where it makes the most sense. In the sales process, I help to align the house, so that everyone understands the task at hand, and we make sure that we get off to a good start on a project. The challenge is to communicate the customer’s needs and interests and get them converted into a project basis that our people can start working on.
From my perspective, what’s unique about Eltronic is that we deliver customer-specific solutions, which means that we are usually engaged in development projects. The process is interesting, and the projects are interesting. The international aspect is also particularly attractive to me. The customers we work with are some of the very big players – and our projects go far beyond the borders of Denmark. Right now, I’m working on a project that is taking place in Mexico, while at the same time coordinating with some of our suppliers in Germany. You experience the contrast, and it’s a great challenge.
There are not many women in my profession, but nevertheless, I feel very comfortable in my role at Eltronic. I experience strong cooperation between departments and across locations. Everyone is professional, but ultimately everyone is good to one another. The environment is also in many ways warm and family-like – we are big, but we are in no way distanced – and I experience a great focus on the individual and job satisfaction in everyday life.
Jes Peter Jessen – Automation Engineer, Robot Specialist
At Eltronic I am a part of the Automation Software department. In my interconnected team – consisting of specialists – we take on the task of delivering a machine as a team. My responsibility in the team regards the robots.
My path from a mechanic to a millisecond chasing Robot Specialist started during my engineer education, where I was introduced to automation for the first time. When I started at Eltronic in August 2021, I came from a smaller automation house, where I handled my very first robot. In that job, I struggled to get the experience and I had to acquire a lot of knowledge independently. That is a great way to learn but also a slow process when you yearn for development and new knowledge within your field.
One of the main reasons that Eltronic caught my attention was all the opportunities I saw within the company. The possibility of a steep learning curve, the opportunity to specialize, and the opportunity to be able to work with big clients – where the demand for professionalism and the product we deliver are significantly different. I like that challenge, as you must deliver on all parameters.
At Eltronic all competencies are gathered in-house, which provides a great deal of freedom and ultimately a better product. You do not have to compromise and you are able to act much faster. To me, as a programmer, it gives me peace of mind to know that the product we send out the door is a quality product throughout. It is a matter of professionalism for me.
When we develop customer-specific solutions, we work with the most optimal technology. The challenge of pushing the material to perform at its max capacity is exciting. In my team, we recently worked on a machine where we repeatedly sought to identity bottlenecks in the search for the pivotal milliseconds that could increase efficiency. A project like this is what motivates me the most in my job, even though it sometimes involves long days and sharp deadlines.
Thomas Mittag – SCADA/MES Engineer
As SCADA/MES Engineer, my primary focus revolves around the setup, development and implementation of our Mini MES at the customer. Besides that, I also work with business intelligence and SCADA. My professional background combines a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and experience with remote control of technical security systems for the railway. I have been a part of the company since February 2021, and I will describe Eltronic as an inclusive workplace. There is room for everyone and there is a great trust in the employees – you really experience this as a new employee.
I was still relatively new when I heard about a new project in the pipeline. I quickly asked my manager if I could join the project. Despite me not having much experience in the field, I was shown a great deal of trust and got assigned to the project. This just goes to show that there are opportunities – if you want to take on more responsibility, the opportunities exist.
There is also a widespread focus on growth and professional development at Eltronic. If you desire new knowledge, there are good opportunities for upgrading your skills, and if you seek new challenges or a different type of position, then there is open-mindedness and a willingness to move people around the organization. I like that approach. You really feel that Eltronic makes an effort to retain valuable employees.
A period of lockdown and working from home put things into perspective for me and really emphasized the importance of the social working environment. The colleagues and community at Eltronic are the alpha omega. It is incredibly important that you have good colleagues you like and want to be at work with. I have found that here.
Johan H. Albrechtsen – Mechanical Engineer
I graduated from Aarhus University School of Engineering in February 2021 and shortly after I had my first day as Mechanical Engineer at Eltronic. I was familiar with Eltronic and to me, the company has always resonated as professional and proper in its approach to both projects and customers. I was incredibly proud and happy when I landed the job.
Everything from the interview process to onboarding and my reception in the department was handled at a professional level. Nothing was rushed. There are guidelines, systems, and procedures for our workflows, which you, as a new employee, quickly are introduced to. This provides reassurance to a newly graduated. If I were to describe the culture at Eltronic in one word, it would be proper – both in workflows and among colleagues.
In my daily work, I help plan, develop, and run larger mechanical plants for industrial customers in Denmark. My biggest motivation is that I am in on projects from idea to final solution. As an engineer, you are trained to grasp and plan long-term processes, and seeing my inputs contribute to a better result for the customer is cool.
During my time at Eltronic, I have gotten more responsibilities and I have joined in on bigger projects. Simultaneously, I have experienced more specific and shorter deadlines, where I can feel that expectations have grown. There has always been a lot of respect around me as a new graduate, but because I early in my employment showed initiative and responsibility, I have continuously obtained more opportunities and freedom to influence my work. The possibility of influence is crucial to me and my overall job satisfaction.
Søren F. Johansen - Electrical Engineer
I started working at Eltronic in 2005 as an Industrial Electrician. From 2005 to April 2017, I worked as a technician performing a variety of technical and electrical tasks.
After working as a technician for more than 10 years, I found myself looking for new opportunities. I have always been keen on IT, and I have used some of my spare time during my years learning about programming. Instead of looking elsewhere, I asked my manager at Eltronic, if it would be possible for me to try another job role at Eltronic. Fortunately, my manager was very positive about the idea, and in April 2017 I started as an Automation Engineer.
In my current position, I work primarily with drawing electrical diagrams in PC Schematic and preparing electrical documentation. Apart from that, I am responsible for performing purchasing for selected projects. During my time in Eltronic, I have worked as a technician on several projects for the same customer. In my current role, I still work with projects for this customer, only now, I get to see things from a different perspective. I can use my experience from before, and I like the fact that I am now allowed to follow the project all the way from start to finish.
As part of my new job role, I will be taking courses in programming and automation. I look very much forward to expanding my knowledge and applying my experience in new areas.
Hear Senior Automation Engineer Jens Damsgaard Larsen explain how it is to work at the SCADA/MES Team at Eltronic A/S.