• DE
Suggestions
    Go directly to
      January 06, 2020

      The Twins Brice and Sebastien Tell Us Their Story

      Being Maintenance Officer of Automated Equipment is not about having one’s hands dirty, it is above all about knowing how to work in front of screens (laptop/tablet) in order to follow the proper functioning of the production lines.

      Our names are Brice and Sebastian, we are 28 years old and we are operating as Maintenance Officer/Manager of the automated equipment (MMAE) at Continental Boussens (in the South of France). We have been working at Continental for 4 years now.

      After graduating with a Higher National Diploma in Electrotechnics, we have started our careers as maintenance officers, then forklift operators in other industries such as foundry before becoming MMAE. We are responsible for the continuous improvement of thirty production lines and organize our work around repair and maintenance of those lines.

      We love creating together! From childhood on we have been working manually and share the same areas of interests especially tinkering, the mechanics, ironwork, cutlery, and innovation. Moreover, we are also manufacturing electric guitars, furniture and decorative items. Therefore, it is no surprise that we are working for the same company!

      Since our skills are complementary, we have never felt any type of competition or rivalry. Our strengths lay in our mutual motivation, we cannot stop lifting each other up.

      We are happy that our professional and privat lives are balanced, so when we head home, we mostly do not speak about work anymore. Even though we have several hobbies, it is no problem for us to combine them with the job.

      When we joined Continental, we did not know much about the automotive industry but already appreciated this industry for its rapid evolution and its implementation of emerging technologies such as robotics, automatism or vision technology. One of the most striking evolutions since we arrived is the cobots (collaborative robots). Those articulated arms are impressive! Plus, as main actors of the 4.0 plant, we are autonomous and free to act in our day to day.

      One advice we like to share with you is, that we encourage you to be curious about everything. An apprenticeship is a real stepping stone to start a professional career. Do not hesitate to try: You have to dare and give yourself the means!

      What about the future? We would like to stay in maintenance while developing our team management skills. The area of maintenance is deep in continuous training, we are learning each day to constantly evolve!

       

      This article was written by our employee.

      Brice Laugier

      Maintenance Officer/Manager of the automated equipment (MMAE)

      Cookie Policy

      We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. Click on "Accept all" to allow all cookies or "Change cookie settings" to decide individually.

      Note: If you consent to the use of performance cookies, you also consent to the transfer of your personal data to insecure third countries (e.g. to the USA). These insecure third countries do not provide a level of data protection comparable to EU standards. In the case of certain third party providers, such as Google and Mouseflow, no other guarantees are offered to compensate for this deficit. There is therefore a risk that the transmission of your personal data may result in state authorities accessing your personal data without you having effective legal protection options.

      For more information on performance technologies and the transfer of data to third countries, please refer to the privacy policy.

      By clicking the "Accept all" button, you explicitly consent to this. Consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie settings. The further processing of data already collected before revocation by the third-party provider cannot be excluded.

      A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your device. We use cookies to provide basic and convenience functionalities, measure website performance and analyze user behavior on the website. 

      Required cookies are always activated because they are indispensable for the operation of the website and to store your cookie consent. Functional and performance cookies are optional. All optional cookies are deactivated by default.

      You can change your cookie settings at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy or by clearing the cache in your browser. 

      Show more Show less
      Back
      Required cookies Required

      These cookies are required to provide you with key functions.

      Functional cookies

      These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you.

      Performance cookies

      These cookies are used to measure website performance and user behavior. All collected data are analyzed anonymously.