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Mechanical engineering instead of teaching – A dream job by chance

They research electromobility, design huge industrial plants, develop software that enables production plants to communicate with each other, and even work in the most remote places in the world: engineers ensure progress - and hardly any job is as multifaceted as theirs. During the official "Engineers Week" we focus on their pioneering spirit and showcase the various fields of our engineers’ work. For example Britta Mehring: She had once considered becoming a teacher, then discovered her passion for construction.

Her career began with a working student position at the Occupational Safety and Health department at thyssenkrupp and continued with a master’s thesis at the Additive Manufacturing Center. Britta Mehring then went on to work as a mechanical development engineer for MULTI, the ropeless elevator. We talked to her about her passion for mechanical construction, her fascination for ropeless elevators and her very own journey towards her dream job.

She has her heart set on construction, a fact that quickly becomes clear during the conversation. Analyzing and questioning products has a fascination of its own for Britta Mehring. “I’ve always wanted to understand how everything fits together. What is connected, how does it work and what can still be improved? These questions are part of my everyday work and I have the chance to explore them daily now,” summarizes the mechanical development engineer. For more than four months now, she has been working for thyssenkrupp Elevator on the MULTI – the world’s first ropeless elevator that moves horizontally and vertically.

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