Lars Emborg, Operations Technician
Who am I
As an Electronics Mechanic, I began the first part of my journey in Grundfos in 1995 where I worked at the electronics factory for three years. After five years outside Grundfos, I came back in 2003 with new experience and started with a brief period at the production line of our UP factory where we produce small pumps. Upon returning to Grundfos, I balanced work and courses that entitled me to become an Automation Fitter. I use the skills of this education in my current role as an Operations Technician at our CR factory where we produce larger pumps.
We share the same values which is unique and part of what makes me proud of working for Grundfos – a feeling that arise every time I see the logo around.
How I make a difference
Working by the assembly line at our CR factory, I make sure that the machines are running smoothly. If colleagues in my team experience any problems, I am the first one they go to. I handle around 80 % of all repairs and the rest I send along to other good colleagues. Besides repairs, I always try to optimize and improve parts of the production wherever I can. And having been here for many years, I have gained more responsibility and now take part in new projects, which I really enjoy. Currently, I also have a role as a connector making sure that the new products developed by our engineers can work in an assembly line. I help them see what the product needs to function with a much larger number of production units. To me, it is very important that new products are developed by a team with different point of views, mine being from the production side.
What drives me
When things succeed. However, I am especially driven by being the link between development and production. I simply like being included in many different projects and opportunities that arise along the way. At Grundfos, there are many possibilities if you are open to new opportunities and show interest. You can quickly gain more responsibility, which I really appreciate. I enjoy new challenges and to develop myself. And luckily, I have a great team and a manager that understands me. Everything is a team effort, and my manager and I prioritize all the different projects together if there are too many.
A match in values
Grundfos is a well-structured company with a great set of values. There are many activities for employees and I really appreciate life-changing projects such as Water2Life, which is a programme driven by employees. We share the same values which is unique and part of what makes me proud of working for Grundfos – a feeling that arise every time I see the logo around.
At Grundfos, there is room for everyone, and people are taken care of. I am especially proud of our own flex department where people unable to work in their current job are moved to another department that fits their capabilities. We also have an integration policy that helps for example refugees, making me take on a role as a mentor for a colleague that was a refugee. My colleague is now taking courses and getting an education together with Grundfos. It is like getting a new friend, and we often give each other a pat on the back when meeting in the hallways.
Even though I am not entirely young anymore, I love pop music and stand-up comedy.