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Patrick Hammen: First thing in the morning, of course, is checking e-mails. In the morning, I work on various tests and document the results. Then I hold meetings with the project managers to report on the progress of the experiments and write the documentation.
In the afternoons, I can flexibly arrange the contents of my work in consultation with my colleagues. I plan, design and commission parts for sample production. So apart from a morning information meeting and the fixed project meetings, I have a lot of freedom to structure my working time.
Patrick Hammen: I'm more of a practical type. That's why I particularly enjoy conducting experiments and tests. I'm also happy when I can pick up my designed parts in production and put them together. Of course, I also like doing the planning and design, but having the result in my hand is especially nice.
Patrick Hammen: Working partially in a home office and wearing masks are self-evident framework conditions that were to be expected. What I found difficult at the beginning was getting to know my colleagues, because virtual seeing and talking can't really replace the first real meeting. Because of the different projects I'm involved in, there were a lot of names that I couldn't assign at first. But that settled down over time. The work is made more difficult at times by short-time work. As a result, deadlines have to be postponed or there are situations that require additional consultation.
However, the communication itself works perfectly. The project managers and my supervisor always make time for a phone call or questions via e-mail. Because of the regular meetings, I always have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments there as well.
Patrick Hammen: Of course, I'm taking a lot of technical know-how with me that I can certainly use in the future. Through my training as a mechatronics engineer, I have already gained practical experience in a company. I really appreciate the fact that I can now gain additional insights into a corporation like Schunk. What I find most important is what I learned during my internship about dealing with managers, colleagues and customers. I will certainly benefit from these experiences in the future.