Continuous learning and cooperation are highly valued at Marcelissen
When Daan and Ivo started at Marcelissen, everything was still new to them. “The Mechatronics course is very broad, so you learn the basics about many subjects. It is only now that we are really getting into things. Marcelissen gives us the opportunity to learn by executing assignments. This way, we can apply the knowledge we have acquired at university and gain a lot of new knowledge. Logically, the foundation of knowledge we built at university is important for the practice. It gives us the basis to optimise our machines and production lines while on the go we see what works best.” Safe to say that Daan and Ivo are in a continuous learning process in which they are developing well.
The two have been working at Marcelissen for one year now and have already made several changes in the company in the field of Mechatronics. In the past year, Ivo has focused on the Optical Sorter. “I have been looking closely at the operation of the machine. This process alone always takes a while. But now I know exactly what the machine can do and how it works. I am already looking at the next step! Can we process other tuber vegetables besides potatoes with the optical sorter? This development would really be groundbreaking in the market providing new opportunities.” In the first months, Daan found it difficult to make a good electrical description of a machine. “However, now that I have done it several times, I know what I’m doing. I receive the electrical drawing and check whether all the components are there. And then, if it finally works, I look at the machine with pride. For me, those are beautiful moments.”