"I provide the technical and financial lead for my fleet of locomotives – it’s an extremely varied working life."
When did you join Akiem?
I joined Akiem Technik in November 2013.
What is your role and what does it consist of on a day-to-day basis?
As Operations Manager Poland, I manage our technical teams in Poland and Slovakia. Together we are responsible for keeping a fleet of electric locomotives in good operational order.
The majority of my work consists of creating month-by-month schedules for the people who will be delivering specific maintenance operations, as well as setting time aside for any corrective interventions. I oversee the timetabling of maintenance operations, working directly with customers and workshops in three countries. Sometimes I also get personally involved in maintenance work.
It’s a very active role! I travel regularly to all three countries so that I can visit the teams and be present during maintenance operations.
What appeals to you most about your job?
There’s no routine! Each day brings new challenges. And I also work closely with the international team, in a really positive atmosphere. It’s very stimulating.
Absence of routine, flexibility and responsibility, an international team and a great workplace atmosphere, it’s a job I find incredibly fulfilling.