First-hand information: get to know the Festo company from the perspective of our employees. Learn more about the careers and activities of people who could soon be your colleagues.
Timo Döring has worked as a development engineer in the field of process automation at Festo since early 2011. His decision in favour or a career with his new employer did come not about by chance, since this 27-year-old university graduate was already highly impressed by the company while he was writing his Bachelor’s and Master’s theses at Festo. Timo Döring studied mechanical engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.
“I already gained some initial experience of Festo during my period of study – first on a student placement, and then in the course of writing my Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, which I also undertook at the company. I felt from the very beginning that this was just the right place for me. This was probably also due to the pleasant, respectful contact between the company’s employees and the friendly working atmosphere throughout this family enterprise. There are also a number of training opportunities on offer, so that you gain additional qualifications in parallel with your working career.”
Finding his dream job as a development engineer
“In April 2011, I found my dream job as a development engineer in process automation here at Festo, and I’m now responsible for the development of pneumatic actuators for process automation.
As a development engineer for drive systems, I’m involved in various phases of work that are carried out before the final product is completed and can be sold to the customer. But mostly I work at a PC, where I create CAD models – in other words 3D drawings – for the construction design of drive units. But that’s not all there is to it, since my duties also include discussions with customers and colleagues. So it all involves devising and developing products in teamwork, along with customer relations.”
Teamwork generates success
“I greatly appreciate the variety in my job. The best part is when you get to actually hold something in your hand that you’ve designed yourself or in the team over a period of weeks or months. And it’s then a great feeling when the final product works and you get positive feedback – it’s 'mission accomplished'.
Today I can say that I’ve not only found my dream job at Festo, but I really like being here. I’ve also discovered a wide range of offers for employees that I found convincing right away: whoever wants to take a specialised course or undergo training to advance their career by gaining further qualifications will find ample opportunities here. The courses range from technical matters, product training and language classes to touch-typing courses. Everyone can find the right offer to suit their individual needs. I’ve already completed a self-study course at our virtual academy, which I was able to attend from home, so that I gain some insights into up-to-date and unfamiliar topics. I’m now thinking about what I should take on next...”