- Memet Vural
- 28 år
- Ansat siden 2018
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
How would you describe your field and main task?
As an application engineer at Bosch, my main task is two-fold; Most of my time is spend designing machines or systems, programming them, then fine-tuning and testing it all on-site. This occurs mostly in Denmark, but I do also travel abroad from time to time for special tasks.
However, my job is also to advice our salesforce on technical matters and assist them in putting together a solution for the customer. Thus, I will have to be up-to-date with the latest tech – both from within the company, as well as outside – and know, how to apply it in the real world.
What are the most exciting and challenging parts of your job?
Since my working days are quite diverse, it does require me to perform well in many different fields at once, such as programming, electrical troubleshooting and communication. This can be quite hectic at times, especially when abroad to visit foreign customers or colleagues, where language barriers can be a hassle. However, nothing is more empowering nor satisfying than applying all of your knowledge on a particular case and see it all come together in the end!
How do you use your education in your position?
In my field of work, you do need to know how to code, and have at least a basic grasp of electrical circuits. Luckily, I learned about both of those things through my degree as an electrical engineer. I specialized in robotics and automation, which do also come in handy at work, as some of the applications that I program contain some form of control. However, this is not a prerequisite.Surprisingly, the one thing I learned from university, which I find the most important, is the ability to work well in groups with people from different cultures, who possess beliefs and visions unlike your own. Your soft skills should not be underestimated.
What are three most important things for you in your job at Bosch?
1 – Great and supportive colleagues. I love that I have people around me ready to chime in and help me anytime, should I need it – even if they come from abroad. The great thing about Bosch is that, somewhere in the world, we have an expert for almost every niche you could imagine.
2 - The variety of work. One day I can be out in the field getting my hands dirty, while the next day I can be at the office supporting the marketing department or even taking over the company Instagram page. I love it!
3 - The cantina.
Why is Bosch an attractive company for you?
I am absolutely fascinated by the fact that Bosch encompasses so many diverse products and services, while somehow managing not to spread themselves too thin: From white ware and power tools to automotive parts and factory robots – whatever you can think of, Bosch got it! Now if only I could convince my mom that we make other stuff than washing machines…