What do you need to pay attention to in this job?
REITBAUER: It sounds banal, but the most important thing is to have the right material on the shovel or to put the material in the right pile. In stressful moments it is often not so easy to keep track of things. After all, there are a lot of different fractions to be found on our site.
What is it like to drive these large vehicles if you don't do it every day?
REITBAUER: It's a bit like driving a car. You don't forget that so quickly - I can find every lever right away. But it's true that if I haven't driven for some time, I have to adjust again. So I'm often a bit more careful at the beginning before I really step on the gaspedal again.
There are quite a few loaders and other vehicles driving around the Metran area. Don't you get in the way?
REITBAUER: All in all, we have four loaders in use. But each one has its own area on site so that everything runs smoothly. We are also connected to each other by radio - so we can help each other if necessary. Communication is very important and works really well.
Does this variety at work also make it attractive for you?
REITBAUER: Of course it's better if you don't have to do monotonous work day in, day out. For me it is always particularly exciting when the KUSO is just standing still because there is no material to separate. Then all kinds of different jobs can be waiting for me: Today, for example, I first worked on the sorting conveyor and then I helped in quality assurance. In any case, there is always enough to do.
With so many different jobs, your free time will hopefully provide a good balance ...
REITBAUER: Compensation in the sense of resting rather not, as I have four dogs that keep me on my toes. I do dog sports with them such as trail work. That's why I spend a lot of time with Sindy, Kiwi, Curly and Cloe in nature and on the dog training area. As you can see: I definitely don't have a lack of fresh air!
Then we wish you continued enjoyment with your four-legged friends and also the varied work at MGG Metran!