In conversation with David - Our future process engineer
Already during his apprenticeship as a machining mechanic, David knew that he wanted to further expand his existing knowledge with a course of study. The how and where was also quickly decided by him: It was going to be a dual study program. "With a dual study program, I can remain financially independent and gain a lot of practical experience," David tells us. Meanwhile he is in his fourth semester and finds: "At Tietjen, I have the opportunity to directly apply the study contents in practice. My tasks are extremely varied. For example, I'm currently working on the cost calculation for a pipeline, managing a pack application of a project and getting insights into construction on the side." The individual support from a mentor during his studies is also a plus for him.
More than just theory
The dual study program includes practical phases in the company during the lecture-free period. In addition, the pre-study internship, main internship and bachelor's thesis as well as project and study work are carried out at the company.
"I recommend the dual study format to all those for whom financial independence is important and who would like to implement what they have learned directly in the company. Anyone who counts science, math and technology among their interests is in very good hands in the field."
Process engineering is divided into different disciplines in which a process engineer can specialize in his or her profession. These are mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrochemical process engineering, bioprocess engineering and plant engineering. And what exactly does process engineering involve at Tietjen?
"Anyone who works at Tietjen supports a customer from the initial inquiry to the commissioning of the finished plant. This includes conceptual design, layout and project planning of process engineering plants in the field of mechanical pulp exclusion."
Dual study at Tietjen
David particularly enjoyed working during the lecture-free period during his studies, as it offered him a lot of variety." Only Corona and it's pitfalls, such as online lectures, are currently giving me a hard time," David tells us.
Two more semesters and he'll be done with his studies and can turn his back on online lectures. He told us about his future plans: "I want to stay loyal to the Tietjen family after I graduate."
We are very happy about this and wish him only the best for his last two semesters.