First name: Herman

Location: Santiago, Chile

Title: Service Engineer - Wheel loaders

Employee since: 2011

Why did you want to pursue a career in engineering?

I initially started as an electronic technician trainee on LeTourneau wheel loaders. From there, I developed a strong interest in studying electronic engineering in order to gain knowledge in power electronics and also to design hardware and software for industrial instrumentation. Engineering is the perfect career for people who enjoy applied sciences.

What do you currently do in your job?

I currently work in the product support department in Chile as a service engineer. I support the technical work of the wheel loader line, interacting with field service engineers and maintenance personnel at several mine sites. I help them solve critical problems (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical) occurring on the machine. 

What do you value most about working in engineering?

The opportunity to acquire knowledge continuously in different areas and specialties. In addition, the opportunity to interact with different departments and the people who work in them. 

What advice would you give a student interested in pursuing engineering?

It's a race full of surprises and challenges. Through mathematics and science, you can learn from our environment.  It also provides the opportunity to open your mind to different areas, which will help you create new, innovative technology. Orderliness and perseverance are important to advance in this career and achieve your goals. 

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