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Women in Automation – #5 Tanja

EvelinBorissevich 15 April 2024 5 min. read
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Tanja’s journey: From legal assistant to automation enthusiast

Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Tanja. Tanja’s journey has been one of continuous growth and change, from her early career as a paralegal to her current role in the dynamic world of automation. Let’s dive into her story and find out what motivates her in the fascinating world of PLCnext Technology.

Tanja’s professional journey began three decades ago when she completed her initial training as a paralegal and notary’s assistant. But fate had other plans for her. In 2011, Tanja joined our team as a production employee and has been an integral part of the SMT department. Her tasks included operating the production line and carrying out various ancillary tasks.

But Tanja longed to contribute more, to incorporate her ideas and improvements into the daily workflow and to actively participate in optimization processes. In 2022, Tanja took the opportunity to retrain as a machine and plant operator. For several months, from October 2022 to January 2024, she underwent further training and successfully emerged from the retraining with new skills. Tanja is now starting a new chapter at SMT, as she is ready to take on new tasks and face new challenges.

1. What motivates you to work in the PLCnext Technology environment?

“For me, the driving force is the pursuit of excellence. The competion never sleeps and to stay ahead we have to be constantly innovative. As we move into the Industry 4.0 era, PLCnext Technology is a powerful tool. Its adaptability thanks to versatile interfaces enables seamless integration into a wide range of applications. But what really sets us apart is our collaborative approach. We work closely with our customers and tailor the product precisely to their needs. Being part of PLCnext Technology is an extraordinary feeling – a chance to contribute to something beyond the ordinary.”

2. Describe your workday in three emojis:

⚙️ Commitment and perseverance open new doors

🎓 Utilization of further training opportunities

💡 Contributing, adopting and developing ideas

3. What makes PLCnext Technology unique?

“The uniqueness of PLCnext Technology lies not only in its hardware, but also in its mindset. Yes, it is adaptable and connects effortlessly to different interfaces, so it fits perfectly into different industrial contexts. But it is more than that. It fosters collaboration – a mentality in which innovation thrives through cooperation. PLCnext Technology is not just an open ecosystem, PLcnext Technology stands for progress. And that is what makes it truly exceptional.”

Tanja’s journey – from paralegal to automation enthusiast – has been characterized by curiosity, determination and a willingness to embrace change. And we at PLCnext Technology are happy to be a part of that journey.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from our “Women in Automation” series!

Evelin Borissevich
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