Christiaan notes: "In most instances, the projects I'm involved in are a blend of mechanics and electronics. In this realm, I'm a team player, whereas in the electrical domain, I tend to work more independently. Engaging in the mechanical aspects already teaches me a great deal, given the similarities in our working methodologies."
"For a major project, I collaborate with an external party in the electrical engineering field. I take proactive steps by brainstorming and proposing potential solutions. Additionally, I tackle smaller projects, seeking solutions to customer issues, like a windscreen wiper motor burning out. What might be the cause? Is it the motor itself or the circuitry behind it? Through simulation software, reconstructing setups, and motor analyses, I get closer to the right solution."
An inspiring workplace
Concluding, Christiaan remarks, "I'm presently involved in creating a dashboard for a trade fair, part of a presentation setup. This will offer visitors a realistic view of how windscreen wipers operate on trains. I'm also engaged in programming. Alongside numerous challenges, I find pleasure in the working atmosphere: "I'm surrounded by great colleagues, enjoy ample freedom, and thrive in a stimulating work environment."
At 27 years old, Christiaan resides with his girlfriend in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. Beyond work hours, he dedicates his time to his other passion. "I own a speedboat, the fastest in the village! I'd like to work on it and take trips across the Merwede, where the waves can't be big enough for me. My house is near the boat ramp, and the boat rests on a trailer in the garden. All my free time, especially in the summer, revolves around water sports with friends who share the same enthusiasm!"
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