What can you do with your ASA Bachelor? Become a Process Engineer!
Martijn de Lange is a Process Engineer at PHOTONIS: “There are only a few companies like us. PHOTONIS makes Night Vision detectors. The Image Intensifiers increase the small amount of light at night, so you can see in the dark. You have probably seen this in movies. You will often see a greenish light, but we also make black and white Image Intensifiers. There are all kinds of Night Vision detectors. Most are used in the army.”
“PHOTONIS Netherlands BV has many departments. The Business Development department analyses customer demand. Products are designed by the Research & Development department. I work in Engineering. We make sure production is a smooth process. I solve all kinds of problems with my team. Keeping production at a high level is quite a challenge. And it satisfies me greatly to know good production leads to high revenues.”
Plenty of work
Martijn: “We always have jobs for sensor engineers at PHOTONIS. We produce more and more. We are not affected by the financial crisis. We are a big international company where you can do and learn a lot. We employ people with all levels of education. The company in Roden employs about 300 people, but we also have locations in the US and France, where the headquarters are located. If you work here its very likely you travel to France on a regular basis. Sometimes you will also travel to meet with clients all over the world. So it’s important you know different languages.“
“Our jobs are very innovative. Some departments focus solely on new developments, such as an Image Intensifier that can deal with large quantities of light. You might think this is useless in the dark. However, a soldier in the field could be blinded by an explosion or the flood lights of a helicopter. In those cases you would get an overexposure to light. With our new intensifier you can see at night but it can also reduce strong light.”
PHOTONIS is also working on a system for the car industry, to enable people to drive safely in foggy conditions. All of this is only possible with sensors!”