New decade, new employees!
The new decade will hopefully bring us many new employees. We already started successfully with Erik Stougaard Andersen who joined us on the 6th of January. He adds on more manpower to our technician team in the workshop and we are happy to have welcomed him as the first new employee in 2020.
Erik is 29 years old, was born in Copenhagen and then raised in Midtfyn. For three years he lived in Odense before he just recently moved back to Midtfyn to live in a multigenerational house together with his wife and parents.
During his time in Odense, he became part of the maker space project called “The O’Town Garage” that started in summer 2019. The O’Town Garage describes itself as a community of passionate, talented and self-driven members that are committed to learn and to teach one another, to expand their horizons of knowledge in tech and art and bridge the gap between ideas and tools to make them real. With a new job, home and a baby to come, Erik has a lot on his plate, but he still contributes time and engagement as an active member, because he genuinely enjoys spending time there. When you ask him about some of the projects he has worked on at “The O’Town Garage” he passionately tells you about the CNC machine they created from discarded motors and old pallets. “The old motors were actually donated by Inwatec”, he proudly adds.
With his engineering background, Erik has worked as a maritime engineer at Maersk Line, assembled windmill components at Næsby Maskinfabrik and then temporarily maintained boilers at Chr. Møller A/S in Nyborg while he was also trying to start his own business with a slow horse feeding machine.
Two of his fellow O’Town Garage members are Inwatec’s software engineers Alex and Tudor and so one thing led to another and Erik decided to apply after he heard a lot of positive stories. As his temporary contract was about the end the opportunity came at the right time.
What he enjoys most is to work with his hands and head at the same time. When asked about his expectations for the new position he says:
“At first I want to learn as much as possible from the people around me. Hopefully, I will be able to give input as soon as possible and help with fixing underlying mechanical issues. Also, perhaps soon I can help with the development and improvement of existing machines.”
We are glad to have you on the team, Erik!
Would you like to become part of Inwatec? Check out our open positions and send your application!