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Interview with Christopher GIAI
Christopher GIAI, industrial methods engineer at Tournaire
Hello, my name is Christophe Gier, I am 31 years old and I have been working for TOURNAIRE for two years as an industrial methods engineer in the spinning department.
My career path is a bit atypical because I started as a technician with a BTS diploma, and after four years I had the opportunity to go back to engineering studies, because I wanted to improve my skills, both technically and to be able to pass on my know-how, and that’s why I decided to go back to engineering studies and become a General Mechanical Engineer.
I had been working for a large group for seven years and I was looking for a smaller scale company, and it is true that during my interview I liked the family aspect of the TOURNAIRE company, where you can really feel that the human aspect is at the heart of the job and we take into account both technical and human problems, especially in terms of investments, and working in an industrial methods department I found it very interesting.
My days usually start at 7:30 am, I always go around the workshop to check up on the production staff. Then I have an interdepartmental meeting to review the problems encountered the day before and to define the day’s priorities. Depending on the priorities, I organize my schedule to deal with emergencies and then, depending on the problems, I try to come up with medium- or long-term solutions to solve these problems. Today, the industrial methods department is responsible for industrial performance, so my mission is to improve the industrial tool both in the medium and long term in order to guarantee the company’s sustainability for production.
Today what interests me in my job is both the technical side, with a machine park where you can find quite old machines and new technology machines, and also especially the know-how because for me it is very important to understand the problems of people to bring technical solutions that really meet their needs. My objective is always to improve industrial performance by responding to everyday problems.
Honestly, I don’t know where I see myself in ten years, but in five years I would still like to be part of TOURNAIRE and to have reached a position of responsibility in order to contribute to the improvement of industrial performance and also to allow new entrants to increase their skills and to meet expectations in order to always improve industrial performance.
Today for me TOURNAIRE is a perennial company in which it is good to work. If today people are looking for work, they should not hesitate to apply to TOURNAIRE, I think they will find their expectations.
To conclude, I would say that TOURNAIRE is a company that has opened doors for me, that allows me today to increase my skills, a company that thinks big with great projects.
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