Experiences in Ecuador: How to cut a rubber tree

Experiences in Ecuador: How to cut a rubber tree

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Natural rubber is one of the essential raw materials used in tire production. The rubber tree grows in Ecuador – surrounded by banana and cacao plantations. Huge plantations are necessary to meet the high demand for natural rubber. And I got the chance to visit such a plantation! There, I got to know the local processes that are applied…

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What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

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Erita Gong, Project Manager:”For me, it takes an obsession for automobiles, an interest in model cars and the persistence to follow things through.”   Sometimes a dream comes true. What happens when your hobby also becomes your profession? I have been an automobile fan since I was a little girl. I even had a model…

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Is It a Real Job If You Get to Eat, Drink and Enjoy Yourself Aroud the World?

Is It a Real Job If You Get to Eat, Drink and Enjoy Yourself Aroud the World?

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Jaey Wang (to the right): “Different minds think differently, which produces multifaceted results.”     When I hear this question, I cannot help but smile. Eating, drinking and being merry is not all there is to my job. However, I would say the description comes pretty close. For people to better understand what I’m doing…

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Interview with Kirstin Eikmeier – Instructor for process mechanics for plastic and rubber technology

Interview with Kirstin Eikmeier – Instructor for process mechanics for plastic and rubber technology

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Kirstin Eikmeier works at Continental Waltershausen. She is an instructor for process mechanics for Plastic and Rubber Technology. What is your professional background? From 1974 to 1976 I did an apprenticeship as a laboratory chemist in Thale. After that, I studied Engineering Pedagogic at the “Justus von Liebig” engineering school for chemistry in Magdeburg. In 1980, I…

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Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

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I am sitting on the ground of the Delhi Airport, plugged to the only available power outlet in the whole Departure Area. And it’s time to look back at another eventful, exotic trip – a trip to incredible India. Let’s begin Arriving in India is always overwhelming. Flights from Europe arrive around midnight. And I mean ALL flights from Europe….

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‘There is no greater fun than work’ – Logistics Trainee on the Road

‘There is no greater fun than work’ – Logistics Trainee on the Road

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I started my journey at Continental a little over a year ago. But sometimes it feels like it has been much longer. The trainee program is very complex and the amount of experiences I have made make it hard to believe that so much has happened in so little time. Generally, the program covers a period of eighteen months – half of it…

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Working at Industrial Tires: Interview with Ulf Günzel

Working at Industrial Tires: Interview with Ulf Günzel

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Ulf Günzel works in Quality Management at the Industrial Tires Business Unit in Korbach. Mr. Günzel started his apprenticeship as a process mechanic at Continental in Korbach on 09/01/1982. We sat down with him to talk about the impressions and experiences he gained during his long-term employment at Continental. Let’s talk about your career. What did you do after having finished your apprenticeship?…

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Experience Magic in Japan

Experience Magic in Japan

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It’s said that magic happens outside of one’s comfort zone, and as I like to experience the magic on a regular basis, I decided to take another step outside my own comfort zone to develop myself personally and professionally. Apart from living the magic, I was very keen on mastering different quality techniques, and given…

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Robocar Programming: 7 Functions We Implemented

Robocar Programming: 7 Functions We Implemented

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On October 27th we successfully completed the final version of the Robocar. In total, 20 of our employees participated in the project. Starting September 1st, we continuously added new functions to our Robocar. During this process, we learned the basics of software development and control theory. In this entry, I will briefly outline: What we implemented Our thoughts on…

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Katrin Burmester: experiences of a Distribution Dispatcher

Katrin Burmester: experiences of a Distribution Dispatcher

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This is the next article from the series “interview with…” approaching vocational trainees and dual students of different Continental plants in Germany. We want to show the world what you can achieve in your professional career at Continental. For weeks we were searching for employees whose career started at Continental. Here, we were looking for vocational trainees or dual students and those who have taken…

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