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Thomas Rutzinger

An interview with a Deputy Head of Department for Case Hardening

Rutzinger Thomas, Deputy Head of Department for Case Hardening in Hardening Technology:

How long have you been working at RUBIG?

I started my apprenticeship as a Universal Hardener with the RUBIG company in October 2001. During this time, I got to know a wide range of departments. Then in September 2004, I successfully completed the apprenticeship.

What is your career path so far?

After compulsory education, I first went to the Technical College for Electrical Engineering. With moderate success, I would have to say. That’s why after two years, I decided to look for an exciting apprenticeship - Universal Hardener. My practical prior knowledge from the technical college was an advantage. After the apprenticeship, Civilian Service was next. After 12 months I was back again and began in Pit Systems as a Shift Supervisor. After that I became Shift Supervisor in Case Hardening. I’ve been Deputy Head of Department for 5 years now.

What have been the highlights for you so far?

My personal highlight was putting the Case Hardening Line in Slovakia into operation. I was working on site for 2 months for that.

What is special about RUBIG as a company?

First and foremost, the young, dynamic team in our office. And also a secure job, since the industry is booming. Relations between people and with the immediate line managers are good. Our managers are always open to hearing about our issues.

What are your next objectives?

Someday of course, I’d like to take over as Head of Department...

 

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