Career - Working at ELOKON

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Grow with ELOKON

Put your skills to good use, and enjoy your work. We have opportunities for both experienced professionals and young people just starting their careers. In engineering, sales, marketing, project management, customer service and more.

ELOKON develops, sells and implements high-tech safety solutions for material handling, with a special focus on industrial truck safety. We value our team members, offering flexible work arrangements and family-friendly initiatives. We will support you in reaching your full personal and professional potential.   

ELOKON as an employer

We see our relationship with our employees as a long term partnership, one where mutual trust and sustainability is written large. A top priority is team work, where members support each other and cooperate to achieve common goals. Key to this are open lines of communication and flat hierarchies.

ELOKON benefits - We’ll succeed together. For sure.

  • Flexible, family-friendly work hours
  • Passionate, motivated colleagues
  • Prestigious multi-national customers
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Independent small-team structure
  • Flat decision-making hierarchy
  • Company pension and other benefits
  • Team-building events

Join ELOKON

Tell us who you are. And what you want to do. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Employee profiles

No matter what your role, chances are your work day at ELOKON will be varied and interesting. For insight into life at ELOKON, see what our employees have to say…

How I came to ELOKON

After training as a motor vehicle mechatronics technician, I focused on material handling equipment, which has an interesting and challenging interaction of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems. This field also offers diverse opportunities to learn, with new technologies constantly being introduced. I arrived at ELOKON through a good friend. He told me that ELOKON technicians are a happy bunch of people and also highly skilled at their jobs. And that turned out to be very true! 

My responsibilities

As a service technician, I commission, maintain and troubleshoot our automated safety systems at customer sites. That includes making sure we meet all legal requirements and customer specifications, mechanically and electronically. So I’ve been entrusted with a lot of responsibility. Each project is tailored for different types of equipment and different customer needs, which makes the job varied and fascinating.

What I like most about working at ELOKON

I particularly enjoy my interactions with our customers, and the variety of day-to-day work. No two projects or customers are exactly alike. Facing new challenges on a regular basis makes my job very appealing. I love continuously learning new things and developing my professional skill set. I also think the team spirit of the company is very important. The friendly atmosphere with colleagues is great.

My personal highlights

In my first week at the company, my colleagues gave me a wonderful, warm welcome. I immediately felt right at home. And I was given a chance to put my skills to work right away, too. After intense training, I was able to perform installations and maintenance at a customer’s facility—on my own. Being given that level of responsibility and independence was incredible, and made me feel very successful.

How I came to ELOKON

After graduating, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I took some courses in public policy administration, but I quickly realized that wasn’t for me. I discovered that ELOKON offered a range of vocational training, which I thought would let me explore several possible careers. I ended up finding procurement very interesting. It requires research and quantitative analysis, but also involves building many different relationships.

 

My responsibilities

As a procurement manager dedicated to our customer support team, I support our installations, service contracts and maintenance activities. I also manage the appointments of all our sales representatives, including organizing international travel.

What I like most about working at ELOKON

I get new challenges every day, especially in scheduling. Meetings change, weather impacts travel plans, customers make new requests—these are just a few of the things that keep me on my toes. But that's what I love about my job: no day is ever the same. And I often have to think creatively to come up with the best solution to a problem—quickly—to provide the best possible support for our customers.

My personal highlights

Right from the start I was impressed with the confidence ELOKON has in its employees. I started work at a somewhat unusual time of year, based on when I graduated from school. But thanks to great mentoring, I was able to complete my job training in just a few months. So I was quickly able to start making real contributions to the team.

My way to ELOKON

From when I was a child I was interested in crafts and woodworking as my family members were carpenters. Later I studied mechatronics in Hamburg-Harburg. During an apprenticeship at a forklift truck company I learned about the job profile of a developer, which I found very interesting. When my supervisor there moved to ELOKON he got in touch to see if I was interested in this company. So this was the start of my career as a development engineer.

My area

As well as working on laser-based personnel protection systems I am also involved with assistance systems such as ELOshield. Together with a diverse team of engineers and technicians, I am part of the development department, where one of my tasks is to supervise new projects.

One particularly exciting topic at the moment is wearables in intralogistics, and my colleagues and I are working on innovations in this area.

What I particularly like about working at ELOKON

The diversity of my work is one of the things I love most. I can put all the various areas of mechatronics to good use as the solutions to be developed involve both electronics and software.  Designing 3D CAD models for the development of products and prototypes is also part of my job. These activities all make my job very varied and it’s never boring. In addition, I really like the interaction within the company, where everyone knows everyone else, which leads to a great team spirit. That's what I really appreciate about ELOKON.

My personal highlight at ELOKON

My first project at ELOKON was the development of a prototype for a trade fair. This was to modify one of our products into a wearable. I was tasked with a great deal of direct responsibility but this project also gave me a lot of developmental freedom. Together with my colleagues, I was able to test a wide variety of technologies and evaluate possibilities for integration. I enoyed it very much and it was a steep and worthwhile learning curve for us all.

But aside from work, there are a lot of other highlights at ELOKON. The bi-annual team events involve all the company's employees, and a wide variety of activities are organised. These are always entertaining and a lot of fun and create an unbelievably relaxed atmosphere amongst the colleagues.

 

ELOKON Insights

Wintermeeting 2019

Teambuilding ELOKON style

ELOKON’s employees are vital to our success. This year’s winter meeting was once again a great success.

 

ELOKON at the winter meeting 2019

Interview with an engineer

Variety and joy

Jacob Engels was interviewed about his job description as a development engineer and gives an insight into his daily work at ELOKON.

 

Jacob Engels work as an engineer

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Even if you don’t see a current job opening that matches your skills and experience, you’re still welcome to send us your resume. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in ELOKON, and provide any other relevant details (desired responsibilities, geographic region, industry, etc.)

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T. +1  678 293 4089 E. career@elokon.com