Key facts:

  • Name of work unit technician: Michael 
  • Company: Plasser & Theurer
  • Location: Linz 
  • Joined the company: 2 September 2002 
  • Qualified as: engineering technician 
  • Number of employees in assembly of work unit production at the location: 35 
  • Assemblies produced: Dynamic Track Stabiliser, lifting and lining unit, tamping unit, 3rd rail lifting unit, sweeping unit, chain guide, vibration screen, lifting and slewing unit, shoulder plough, sleeper-end compactor

Behind the scenes of modern track maintenance

Work units determine the function, performance, and economic efficiency of machines. At Plasser & Theurer, these powerful and precise key machine components are made in the work unit production department in Linz. Michael, an engineering technician, gives us an insight into his work and, on the occasion of his 20th anniversary with the company, tells us how he got there and where he is today.

At the age of 35, Michael has already been working for the company for two decades. Like many young people in Austria, he decided to start an apprenticeship and undergo vocational training after his compulsory schooling. He made up his mind quickly about where he wanted to go, and he chose to become an engineering technician “in the company”, says Michael, “where already my dad had learnt his trade: at the worldwide market leader in track maintenance machines, Plasser & Theurer.”


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