Lathe Operator, FIBRO
INTERVIEW WITH Jasmin Willinger


Jasmin Willinger

With FIBRO since February 2017

What I do
Manufacturing of metal components such as punches and stamping tools for presses.


Why did you decide to pursue a career in engineering?


I have always enjoyed working with my hands – for example, helping out with roofing or concrete work. As a result, working in an office was the last thing I wanted. That’s why I was always looking for a practical job. So I completed an internship while I was at school, which confirmed to me that I definitely wanted to learn a trade, because that’s much more fun for me than working in an office. Then I completed my training as a machining engineer at LÄPPLE, after which I was hired by FIBRO.


What do you like about your job?


It’s a job that requires a lot of tinkering around and involves a lot of thought. I love this, as it means things never get boring.

I like my job because it isn’t mundane like a lot of others. I could also see myself working as an industrial mechanic, since that involves using a lot of tools. But what I really like in my job is having to keep a close eye on precision.


What is the most important thing about your job?


At FIBRO, we work very hard to ensure precision. For example, in my field we have to ensure accuracy down to one thousandth of a millimetre, so very precise indeed!


Where are the products used after you’ve manufactured them?


To give you one example, the products I’m working on at the moment are punches, which are used in presses to punch holes. So these are stamping tools.


Where do you see yourself heading in the future?


I would like to progress further in my current career. I’d also like to learn about some other machines so I can rotate to other areas of the business. Perhaps later I’ll do some additional training, but I’m not sure what that would be yet.

I would like to stay here because I like the professional environment, the work itself, the company and the people who work here, and because I’m happy with my choice of career.


What is the workplace culture like at FIBRO?


It’s amazing! I love my colleagues and I think it’s really great.


What do you appreciate about the LÄPPLE Group?


What I like about the LÄPPLE Group is that the whole environment is just right, the people are good to each other, and the work is really varied.


What’s it like as a woman to be working alongside so many men?


I think we all work together fine. My male colleagues accept me and we get along really well.


In what ways do you think we could inspire more young women to choose technical training careers?


I think initiatives like the Girls’ Day are a good idea – it gives me an opportunity to tell young women about my job and hopefully some of them like the sound of it and apply here themselves.