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In #Intheweekof, we get to have a look within the workweek of young professionals in Seed Valley.

Hi, my name is Roan and I work as a Chef Mechanic at Premium Seeds Machines. This business unit is part of Croonwolter&dros and develops complete production systems for high-quality seed breeding. We advise, develop, install and intrigue customized machine setups. We do this together with specfic needs of our customers.

What is my background? I’ve been building things all my life., i’m always busy with technology. Working with my hands is great! I started as a construction fitter, later I worked as a service technician. From this position I started to work more on directing and guiding, I got promoted to Chef Mechanics. Even though I am a Chef, I always cooperate with my team. It’s a nice job because I work in a team with tons of knowledge of both process and system intergration. We’ve got each other’s back, 100%. It’s a divers group of people. For example, we have the ‘oldies’, who together bring in about 90% years of experience, consisting of a process technologist and machine developer. Of course we have the work planner, Jeffrey, together with the engineers he is relative young. We also have specialists concerning automation and cooling technologies.

This week I’m taking you along, so you will get an impression of my daily job!

Monday 10:00am

Monday 10:00am

It’s Monday! We started this day with a team talk. Preparing all the materials, division of labour, assamble and test! We make the system work, and come up with new ideas. Here I am adjusting a transport unit, working with my hands is the best part of my job.

Tuesday 10:30am

Tuesday 10:30am

Finishing touch! Today I continue to work on a complete seed cleaning line. Together with the customer and our team we disigned the machine. I created the construction, built the different systems from which the line is built together and then installed them on location. On this picture you see me finishing some details!

Wednesday 10:00am

Wednesday 10:00am

On Wednesday I discuss together with engineer Raymond the optimizations. We do this in consultation with the direct customers. In this case the customer demands a dryer that minimizes stress to the product. Based on their experiences and requests, we created a system based on modular design.  Contact with the customers makes our daily work great!

Thursday 2:00pm

Thursday 2:00pm

No, it’s not a refrigerator to store vaccins! We investigate the impact on the quality of the product for every adjustment or innovation we implement. Here our colleague Jeffrey investigates the influence on the germination rate after chemical-free cleaning.

Friday 10:00am

Friday 10:00am

Before the weekend starts, a picture with my colleague Fabian, he is Specialist Automation. Next item of the agenda is a meeting with the Project Lead, to discuss all the topics and challenges for next week. Let’s see what else we can create within mechanics for the customer. Have a great week end!

We’re constantly facing new challenges, and I work on the solutions. What will you do? 

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