In 2015 I started my integrated degree program in chemical and process engineering at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH. After completing my studies I was integrated into the chemical plant components department. Through in-house education and external training I am able to keep abreast of technology development. As an industrial engineer I primarily engage in commercial and technical fields, e.g. project management and sales. The interaction with other departments is also essential as my responsibilities cover the entire project process. I process orders, engage with qualified suppliers and manage the project execution and logistics.
I enjoy the intensive interaction with costumers as well as with the product. Working in an internationally operating company offers me the opportunity to travel to foreign countries and execute my projects live on-site. During my studies Steinmüller Engineering offered me the opportunity to work at IHI Corporation in Japan for a period of three months to get exposure to the Japanese culture. Starting in summer semester I will be attending an additional part-time master’s program. Thanks to flexibility in my working hours I am able to integrate the lecture times into my everyday work.
In August 2020 I started my training in industrial business management at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH. I was already familiar with the commercial processes thanks to my previous business studies. During my apprenticeship, I learned the various business contexts by working in all the commercial departments.
I really appreciate the great support of my colleagues and their friendly, open attitude. I feel very comfortable as part of the Steinmüller Engineering team and enjoy going to work. Every day I learn something new, no day is like the other here.
I have been working as an assistant of the management board at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH since 2004 and have been a part of the growth and development of the company. Due to the "open door" culture of the management and my diverse range of responsibilities, I am connected to all areas of the company. In particular, the trust and appreciation shown daily motivates me in
my work. In addition to the classic field of activity of an assistant, I organize conferences and events and am in contact with customers and suppliers from all over the world. I also enjoy working with our international team very much. It is great to see how well colleagues from different nations work together and successfully complete projects.
Whilst studying technical chemistry at TH Köln (Campus Leverkusen) I was introduced to Steinmüller Engineering GmbH at the Achema trade fair for process engineering and plant construction and was afforded an internship semester with the company. During this time I wrote my bachelor's thesis on the simulation of dry desulphurization and was then hired as an engineer in technical procurement. I have now been working in the flue gas cleaning department for four years. I participate in the execution of current projects through all phases, from the bid preparation to the final handover. In addition to doing the engineering calculations I also manage the coordination of suppliers.
This holistic approach gives a view on the overall concept, where not only the chemical reactions in the plant or the spatial conditions are considered, but also the legal and commercial aspects, which are crucial in an international environment. Interdisciplinary teams with flat hierarchies and good communication are the key to success. I also deal with topics of digitalization such as programming of new process engineering simulations and the application of new technologies. I appreciate especially working with experienced colleagues who enable me to gain from their know-how in a changing world. In my opinion, the combination of environmental protection and digitalization is the basis for a sustainable future.
As part of my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in power engineering and simulation, I completed a three-month internship and my bachelor's thesis at Steinmüller Engineering. During this time I was involved in very exciting and innovative projects in the field of storage technologies. After my bachelor thesis I received an offer for a trainee position at the company and since I can identify fully with the company and its products, I am very grateful for this opportunity. In the upcoming years I would like to participate in the dynamic adaptation of current standards to new ecological and social requirements.
Our company supports the energy sector to generate environmentally friendly solutions and thus to comply with limit values. The responsibility that this imposes on us motivates me every day. I am currently working in the area of Steam Generation. Here I carry out thermal simulations and examine components through finite element analysis for their mechanical demands. Our company is undergoing change as a result of the energy revolution. With the help of appropriate market analyses the course ahead has been set and I look forward to participating in future challenges with Steinmüller Engineering.
After my apprenticeship as an automotive mechatronics engineer, I studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Cologne, Campus Gummersbach. In 2017 I joined the design department for firing systems at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH and after an orientation period I was able to participate in active and new projects. Since 2019 I have been working in the design department for flue gas cleaning. I create 3D CAD models, generate
production and installation drawings, but also visit plants to take measurement etc. and make agreements with the customer. Creating 3D models and solving various problems is what I particularly enjoy about my work. It is always exciting to see how the computer model is transformed into a functioning component which finally takes its place in the plant.
After completing my A-levels in 2017, I started a 3.5-year apprenticeship as a technical product designer in the field of machine and plant design at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH. Already as a trainee I was able to work on current projects. With the support of the engineers and instructors I created 2D sketches and 3D models, taking into account costs, design and technical possibilities, as well as suitable materials, standards and assembly. During the block lessons at the Berufsschule (professional
school) I learned the basics of technical mechanics, product development, CAD design and materials science. In my second year of training, Steinmüller Engineering GmbH enabled me to travel abroad to Sweden for a six-week internship where I got an insight into new working techniques and could get to know an interesting culture and language. After my apprenticeship I was taken on in the dry flue gas cleaning department as an engineer design.
After completing my industrial engineering thesis at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH the company offered me full time employment. From the beginning I have been involved in meaningful projects. At fairs, conferences and other events I have built up contacts through networking and have extended my knowledge.
As part of my work I also support the project management teams, work at construction sites and prepare tenders. The uniqueness of each project is very satisfying for me.
After I graduated in environmental engineering I studied chemical engineering at RWTH Aachen. I integrated my master’s thesis into an internship at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH for a period of six months. For the past two years I have been working in the department process technologies at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH, focusing on emissions reduction through chemical processes and reaction mechanisms. The emphasis is on SO2 and Hg. I am able to apply the Hg-separation technologies of my master’s thesis.
As a process engineer I visit plants and look for solutions by simulating processes. My work area covers the analysis of problems, on-site measurement of emissions and evaluation of the data, design of new processes, reaction mechanisms and the implementation thereof. Steinmüller Engineering GmbH is internationally active which enables me to work on projects worldwide. By working with interdisciplinary teams I have the opportunity to gain diverse experience.
With the 100% takeover of IHI Corporation, Tokyo (Japan) from Siemens AG, I joined Steinmüller Engineering GmbH in July 2014. The flat hierarchy has made it easy for me to gain ground in the company. Hired as a "Proposal Manager" I am responsible for the product Flue Gas Cleaning.
The implementation of emission-reducing measures and the optimization of existing components in coal fired power plants help to minimize the ecological footprint of the customers. This is active environmental protection and is why personal identification with the company, the products and the engineering services was very easy for me.
Everything fits together: the wide range of tasks and the good teamwork. From project identification, to the tender phase, to commercial negotiations with the customer, no project is the same as the other. International customer visits and trade fair participation outside of Europe are also challenging and offer insights into other cultures.
I like the challenge of being responsible for maintaining and developing an important tool for the company: the IT!
I joined the Steinmüller Engineering team in 2014 and very quickly felt at home. I was immediately given responsibility for important functions. I enjoy the respect of my working colleagues and their confidence in my expertise.
I like the "open door" policy of my supervisors and colleagues and it is fun to be part of and help shape a modern work environment. At Steinmüller Engineering attention is paid to a work-life balance and flexible working hours make life easier for me as a "young" father of a family.
"Steinmüller Engineering offered me what I was looking for: It is an international company with interesting and diversified tasks and also very family focused. The team works well together and that applies to all 100 employees.
Every day in the firing technology team we are making the world cleaner, safer and more efficient to benefit people and to protect precious resources. Specifically, for example, we create solutions to design more efficient firing systems and to help our customers operate plants with more flexibility. It feels good when these goals have been jointly achieved."