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The Working World at Schaeffler

At Schaeffler, your skills and commitment are decisive for your career development – on a national and international level. We offer diverse career prospects in a wide range of functions. In order to give you a better insight into the working world at Schaeffler, employees present their working day.

Being a plant manager at Schaeffler

Managing a plant is no small feat as our plant managers Tanja Weckend, plant manager for Haguenau, France and Ellie Matthews, plant manager for Sheffield, UK will testify to. Both women took some time to discuss why they chose this career path and what are their challenges professionally and personally.

Read more about this in the interview

Tanja Weckend

  • Plant manager for our industrial plant based in Haguenau, France
  • PhD in physical chemistry
  • Married
  • Mother of a two-year-old son

Ellie Matthews

  • Plant manager for our Automotive plant based in Sheffield, UK
  • Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Mother of two girls

Research & Development

Exciting ideas, optimized materials, and new digital possibilities: Schaeffler engineers, physicists, chemists, and other scientists give it their best every day and create perfect solutions for our customers using their collective expertise.

Anne Luxembourg

Head of the Function Development Platform Division

Tommy Heckert

Direct entry to Schaeffler after graduation

Production & Technology

Highly-qualified Schaeffler junior employees and the best external professionals work in our plants. They ensure that our high quality standards are also maintained in the future. Schaeffler requires a wide variety of experts to make sure that processes run smoothly.

Marcos Llanos

Team leader in Mexico

Helene Herzen

Production employee in Schweinfurt

Marketing & Communications

Excellent communication is the basis for cooperation at Schaeffler. Both with regard to our employees and in dealing with customers, our experts do all they can in order to not only understand their requirements and queries but also to provide them with comprehensive information.

Ana Bobancu

Head of Communications & Branding CEE

Sven Olev Müller

Global Head of Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service brand


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