With satisfaction Paul closes the door behind him; his workday is finished. "Tomorrow is another day!" he says enthusiastically. After 12,5 years at Orangeworks he still enjoys working here every day. "No two days have been the same. My work is very diverse and I have always been given the opportunity to grow. "After a number of instructive years, various courses and training, Paul is now working as a projectplanner. Because of his experience, he knows what needs to be done to make production run smoothly. "My last project was for a manufacturer of filled chocolates in Egypt; a challenging job with a tight schedule, that makes the work interesting. The days and years fly by here”.
Vocational Learning (BBL) as a basis
In 2001 Paul started working at Orangeworks as part of his training, he followed a vocational training on machining techniques at the ROC in Cuijk and was able to gain work experience during his training. Unfortunately, after completing his education in 2003 there weren’t enough employment opportunities and Paul was one of the trainees who went to work somewhere else.
Out of sight but not out of mind
After the acquisition of Orangeworks by Jan de Wringer in 2005, the company started to grow again. It did not take long for the manufacturing manager, Will Verheijen, to contact Paul with the question if he wanted to be trained as a lasercutter-operator. Will: "Paul was always an inquisitive guy, it was natural to approach him. He had a precise working method and was always looking for ways to do the job more efficiently." In the years that followed, aside from operating the lasercutting machine, Paul worked on almost all aspects of production: turning, milling, sheetmetal bending and assembly work, additionally he was involved in the purchase process of the plasma welding robot.
Continue to learn, continue to grow
In all those years Paul followed various courses. Later he also started the BBL4 projectplanner course at ROC De Leijgraaf with the aim of becoming a projectplanner. "It was clear from the beginning that Paul had the potential to grow," says Wiely Brouwers, Paul's manager in his first 11 years at Orangeworks. "Paul was always motivated to develop himself, he had a clear idea of what he wanted to be and was prepared to apply himself. I was convinced that he would achieve his ambition of developing himself into a projectplanner."
Projectplanner with knowledge
And so it unfolded. Paul has worked as projectplanner for 1.5 years. Due to his extensive experience with the various facets of the manufacturing process, he is able to translate the drawings of engineering for the production and to ensure that all purchase parts are available in time for assembly. Wiely: "Even though Paul now works in the office, he is still closely involved with the workshop. He will even start his workday early to help colleagues when they have problems with the lasercutting machine."
Paul: "What makes me extremely enthusiastic are the challenges within the projects and the responsibility that I get. For my last project, I worked on a challenging project with a tight schedule for a manufacturer of filled chocolates in Egypt. That variety makes the work interesting and ensures that I enjoy coming to work every day. On to the next jubilee! "