Technology & Creativity: The combination drives me on!

Barbara Zierler
Trainer Trotec Academy

Published on: 11/02/2017 Author: Trotec Laser HQ

Profile: Barbara Zierler

My profession:
Trainer Trotec Academy

Employed with Trotec since:
September 2014; before that I had worked at Trodat for 5 years

My personal work motto: 
Technology & Creativity: The combination drives me on!

This is how I would describe my job to a friend:

I create training documents, for building internal knowledge, and for onsite customer training. This means I also travel a lot (approx. once a month). My job is filled with adventure; you have to dive into the deep end over and over again, but you realize that it's always fun the minute you leap.

I spend most of my work day:

Doing different things – sometimes at my desk, sometimes visiting clients, and sometimes here at the application lab working on the laser machine.

"One of my first business trips took me to Barcelona. On the way to the customer appointment, I noticed that I have forgotten something important in the hotel. I decided to go back to the hotel by public transport ... and then I got totally lost. After all, I finally ordered a taxi ... and gladly I even managed to make the appointment in time!"
- A funny anecdote from my work life - Barbara Zierler -

The coolest thing about my job is...

I move around a lot, see a lot, and learn a great deal. I also have a lot of freedom and often given the space to make my own decisions.

The thing I appreciate most about Trotec is:

The appreciation and the responsibility that I'm given.

Something personal about myself:

I enjoy doing craftwork and am always starting new DIY ideas. For example, I built my own terrace and desk. I've also been sailing since I was five years old, and I'm now a sailing instructor for kids at my sailing club on Lake Traun.