Manuel works at OSRAM in Herbrechtingen. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Munich Technical University (TUM), he started his career as a Production Engineer at the OSRAM Automotive (AM) business unit, where he creates laser light modules for the automotive industry. At AM, he’s your contact partner for any questions concerning technological aspects. “It’s my job to answer technical questions of my colleagues from production, and I also discuss with developers how we can further optimize our manufacturing processes.
Joining the world market leader in automotive lighting and being able to contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology was the ideal way for Manuel to enter working life. “Developing such a complex high-end product and experiencing the great moment when it actually gets on the road – that’s really exciting”, he emphasizes. “And the ongoing transformation at OSRAM truly attracted me to joining the company. From a traditional lamp manufacturer to a solution provider – I wanted to experience this transformation first hand and contribute to it.”
For Manuel, joining a corporate group as big as OSRAM after his university studies meant treading new ground. “I first had to get accustomed to so many different departments and communication paths.” He settled in quickly – also thanks to the proactive support he received from his mentor: The experienced engineer was at his side during the onboarding phase and taught him lots of useful things about the company and the job. “I greatly benefited from his experience”, Manuel emphasizes, looking back at this time in his life.
“Since joining OSRAM, I’ve learned so much, enabling me to develop further – not only in the technological area, but also as a person.” Manuel is convinced that his colleagues have contributed significantly to this. “I really appreciate the team spirit and great sense of community. I can learn a great deal from other team members and have the feeling that I truly belong to this team.”
Manuel Schmidt, Production Engineer, Automotive