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.
I started my training as a technical product designer in August 2018 at Steinmüller Engineering GmbH. It was very easy for me to get started since I had previously gotten to know the team during an internship at the company. Since day one I have been supported not only by my trainer but also by the other team members. By participating in projects I was immediately introduced to the products and CAD programs. I am now in my second year of training and have already applied my knowledge in several departments.
Thanks to the trust that is placed in me, I enjoy my work very much. Whether in flue gas cleaning, firing technology or steam generation, each drawing is unique. In addition to the drafting work at the office, I am also able to visit the plants on-site during installation or attend meetings with the customers. Steinmüller Engineering GmbH supports and promotes the trainees very much and by travelling abroad we can also expand our knowledge in other areas and develop culturally.
Since November 2019 I have been part of the Steinmüller Engineering team as a trainee for industrial business management. During my training I am learning how to control processes from a business management perspective. I work in all the commercial departments and support customers, prepare offers and invoices, plan advertising campaigns, determine personnel requirements and
keep personnel files. As an international plant engineering company, Steinmüller Engineering GmbH offers me new challenges every day and every working day is unique. I am particularly pleased by the helpfulness of my colleagues and the support of our international company.
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 am able to work directly on current projects. With the support of the engineers and instructors I create 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 am learning 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 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 flue gas cleaning department at Steinmüller Engineering, 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.
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.
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.
When my friends ask me about my job I usually answer like this:
"At the moment I am learning many new things. I have pleasant colleagues, which is great and my job at Steinmüller Engineering is versatile and exciting."
For example, I find it exciting to get to know people at the other end of the world through cooperation on projects but also to immerse myself in the simulation of CFD flows, or to clearly prepare a cost estimate for a customer, and so on and so forth.
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."