A look over the shoulder "On site in Kassel"
Career prospects in our centre of excellence for wheeled tactical vehicles
State-of-the-art wheeled tactical systems roll off the assembly lines at the Kassel-Mittelfeld industrial park – destined for the German Bundeswehr as well as the armed forces of friendly nations and partners like the Netherlands, Lithuania, Australia and the United Kingdom.
We took a look over the shoulders of some of our colleagues.
"In our Kassel centre of excellence for tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles, we offer interesting career prospects – right in the heart of Europe."
Head of Operations
Johannes Heerdt is Head of Operations in Kassel. In this interview, he tells us what his day-to-day work is like and what challenges it brings.
My day is filled with routine meetings around all current and planned projects in production. We have a large variety of highly different orders that are handled simultaneously. Therefore, we are always faced with new challenges - it definitely never gets boring.
I am also responsible for everything that involves modernising and constructing buildings, renting or leasing production, warehouse and office space, and complying with official requirements. Dealing with unexpected situations, such as the recent pandemic at the site, is of course also part of the job. I also keep in touch with the other Rheinmetall branches and am the contact person for almost all matters relating to the Kassel site. In summary, I can say that my job is extremely varied. In the morning, I check the calendar - and in the end, the day can turn out completely different than planned. But that's good. Because I am a person who likes change and new challenges.
Versatile and competent
Insights. Very personal.
A good job. But there's so much more that excites our colleagues in person at Rheinmetall in Kassel.