I joined the Calculations Department at SDB Turbina as a 5th year student at Peter the Great Polytechnic University. I started as an engineer without a specialty and gradually was assigned the 3rd degree, then the 2nd, 1st, became lead engineer and, finally, a deputy for R&D.
The fact that I worked hard helped me move up the career ladder. I always liked my job, and I tried to do it as well as possible, to understand each task in detail, and to solve it in the most thorough and high-quality manner. In addition, I constantly learned from my colleagues. I had a lot of help from senior staff who taught and supported me.
"Power Machines" means a lot! It’s a huge company with large projects. In Russia, there are no other companies as big that manufactures these products.
What can I say to students, future machine builders? It is best to start on-the-job training in the company from the third year. Communicate more with employees and mentors to understand what areas will be relevant in 5-10 years and then write your graduation thesis on this topic.