33-year-old Ida Marie Andersen has worked at RIVAL for three years. It wasn’t in the cards that she was going to work at a machine company. However, she is happy that she ended up at RIVAL.

Ida starts her day at the Mazak FH 8800 machine, where she checks the components that have been machined overnight. Ida is responsible for moving and cleaning the finished components and then shipping them off to the costumer.
Next, she mounts the new components in the machine, which are then ready to be machined during the day. The machining goes on 24 hours a day and is a part of RIVAL’s two-sided production strategy.
Then, she meets up with the small milling group and continues on with similar tasks at two different machines, which are automatically driven.

Training to become an industrial operator
Before starting her work at RIVAL, Ida has tried out different educations and she received cash benefit, because she didn’t know, what she wanted to do.

“The local authority informed me that I had the chance to start out an internship at RIVAL for three months,” Ida says. “I said yes, and after the three months I was offered permanent employment.”
“Now, I’m in the middle of my industrial operator education, which I finish in April 2022. I’m a bit dyslexic, but it’s not an issue, even though we do have academic work, because there are several good it-tools at school, which help me. And I know, I can always ask my colleagues at RIVAL, if I need help,” she says.

A part of the team
Ida is very happy to be a part of the small milling group at RIVAL. “It is nice to be a part of something and to be responsible for something,” she says. “I’m very happy with my colleagues at RIVAL, they are all ready to help me out, if I need it. Likewise, I’m always ready to offer my help to anyone, who asks. That’s the culture here at RIVAL, which I appreciate a lot.”