LIFE IN DEMONT
from clerk to head of engineering
Raffaella, what does working at Demont means to you?
My story in Demont begins in 1998: November, this year, will be my 25th year within the company. I’ve started within the process and mechanical components’ sector and from there my journey started.
Meanwhile I got married and I became a mother of two girls. Demont always met my needs as a working mother and I had no difficulty in obtaining leave permits as well as the optional maternity leave. When my second daughter was born, Demont opened the company kindergarten. I was one of the first employee to be able to take advantage of this opportunity: with two young daughters, it was a truly remarkable help for me.
I still remember my first important order: the Turin Polytechnic. My colleague and I had to face a tough challenge: it was a wonderful experience because we started from engineering to seeing our project built. The first time that I went to the construction site, the head of the engineering department told me: “Come closer to the filter. Understand what it means to design it and then see it in reality”. The artifact was huge: it was really exciting.
In 2010 I then became a Project Engineer. Later I was asked to become the process section and mechanical components manager: I accepted.
After some time, the position of head of engineering was offered to me and I was also given the opportunity to be technical director. It’s been a wonderful professional journey!
I am very happy with my experience. Demont is building a nice working environment, organizing training courses and trying to give a motivational boost to the new generations who come to work here or who alternate school with work.
To a young engineer, I would suggest gaining their experience in Demont, because within this reality it is possible to have the opportunity to see all the different phases of a project: from the design to the construction and start-up.