Michael Cinelli
Team Leader Product Life Cycle Management R&D
at Bühler
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„Mache das, von dem du das Gefühl hast, dass es das Richtige ist“, rät Michael Cinelli, Team Leader Product Life Cycle Management R&D bei Bühler. „Das Coolste ist, dass wir international tätig sind, dass man weltweit viel unterwegs ist und auch viel im Team zusammenarbeitet.“


Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!

Do what you want and not what others say to you. Just do that what you feel comfortable with and what you think is good for you. Secondly: Don’t take everything too serious. Take it easy sometimes, because as we know grass will not grow quicker if you pull on it. Things just take its courses. You can not influence everything. And third: Sometimes just decide according to your instinct. You do not always have to get to your decisions by placing your arguments on a balance. A decision according to your instincts is sometimes also a good decision.

Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?

Michael Cinelli, Team Leader Product Life Cycle Management R&D, Bühler.

Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?

What appeals to me personally is that we are internationally active that you also have contact to foreign cultures. I also like that we travel around the world and work a lot in teams, where you also deal with a lot of different people.

Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?

There are practically no restrictions in my job. But if I had to name any, it would be the basic hectic that prevails because we work very customer-oriented. And sometimes it is also possible that you have to travel at short notice and in this sense that there is also a certain foreign control and that depending on the family background you have to arrange yourself accordingly.

Worum geht es in Deinem Job?

Bühler is a technology company that develops innovative process technologies, machines, and services. It also serves its customers locally via its global sales and service network. I am responsible for the Product Life Cycle Management together with my team. Product Life Cycle Management is about supporting the product over the entire product life cycle and constantly developing it further while having the customer in focus. And to also reduce manufacturing costs at the same time. My job is to take up customers' problems, prioritize them, do error analysis together with my team. And then allocate team resources correctly so that we can work through problems as quickly as possible. Our customers are die casters. In casting, parts are manufactured for the automotive industry: Engine blocks, gearbox castings, oil pans and so on. When a customer has a problem with his machine, he first contacts our customer service department. The problem is then recorded. If the problem is systematic, that means recurring, it is handed back to us to the construction department. We then have to find a technical solution and implement it back at the customer via our customer service. In Germany, we had a customer who had extreme attrition on a certain hydraulic component. We went there directly and had a look together with the customer to check which component exactly was the reason for the problem. We recorded all, took the operating data of the machine laid out theories and hypotheses about what the reason could be. Afterwards we went back to the office and worked out a solution together with the supplier of the hydraulic oil. We then tested the oil and could solve the problem. In this case it was also about planning the attempt together with the customer so that we could draw the right conclusions from the attempt and that in the end it worked as we wanted. It is a lot of office and bone work. But it also has a practical reference at the customer's location and at the machines on site.

Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?

Born in Wetzikon in the beautiful Zurich Oberland. 9 years of school. Then I did an apprenticeship with BMS in machine mechanics. 3 years studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil followed by a stay abroad to improve my English skills. Therefore I was able to travel after my studies. Then I started my career as a mechanical engineer or plant designer at Bühler. Then I spent two years in the textile industry, where I was able to develop my skills from development engineer, team leader, to division manager. During this time, I was also able to complete my master's degree in industrial engineering. And for two years now, I have been back at Bühler in die casting as Product Life Cycle Manager.

Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?

It is definitely possible with a different career. However, it is always important to have a technical background. Ideally with a degree in mechanical engineering. It is also important to have a technical affinity for problems. Also certain communication skills are required because you are working a lot together with others in a team.

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