By late 2016, Sander Wiering has had it with his studies. Halfway through the year, there has still not been a test, and it's really time to start an internship. The motivation is gone. He registers with an employment agency to start working. In January 2017, he starts working at Jeveka as a production staff member. He is put to work as CNC machine operator without any prior technical knowledge.
Certified all-round machine operator Sander at one of our CNC machines.
He learns how the machine works by practising. The work becomes increasingly interesting. It is fascinating how a product can be made so precisely. Then he is approached by Michel (van Nieuwenhuizen): ‘What would you say about being trained as an all-round machine operator*?’
Sander immediately agrees. This means going to school one day a week and working the other four days. He leaves for Hengelo on Monday evening. Tuesday is the day he has to go to school. Practical training from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. Working the machine with his hands. From 4 in the afternoon until 9 in the evening, he learns everything about tools, materials and polytechnics, calculating angles of applications on drawings.
It seems difficult, but Sander does the training with ease. ‘I'm not tired at all. It's not much of an effort because it is so much fun and interesting.’
Nowadays, he can create programs on the machines himself. He can turn a drawing into a product. He received his diploma on 11 July. ‘I already miss it. I wouldn't think twice about going back on Monday, enjoying a nice drink in Hengelo...’
We are happy with Sander. He is our new weapon in the fight against rising delivery times of our production department.
*Professional practical skills course (BBL): All-round machine operator level 3