The chemistry is right
Dr. Elisa Erdmann has seen plenty of Germany in her life: Born in Berlin, the 28-year-old first studied chemistry at the University of Rostock and then gained her doctorate in Regensburg, Bavaria. Now she lives and works in Bad Soden. Here she took up her first position as a chemist at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions on November 1, 2018. The key factor in her decision to take up her position at thyssenkrupp was the attractive job description – a successful combination of process engineering tasks and process analysis in chemical plant engineering at BU-CPT: Her title is now Process Analyzer Specialist. The chemist now works in the process analysis technology group, which is part of the Instrumentation department. She plans the chemical analysis of all process plants: from initial planning to acceptance at the construction site, including commissioning. Dr. Elisa Erdmann has now successfully mastered the first nine months and can draw a positive conclusion: “Of course, I am still in the familiarization phase, but from the outset I was entrusted with responsible projects and tasks – for me a sign of appreciation and recognition of my expertise,” says Dr. Elisa Erdmann. Apart from the fun factor, she also appreciates the close cooperation with a wide range of areas, which offers great variety. Even though a lot of her work can be done from her desk, her day-to-day work is anything but boring – on the contrary: The continuous exchange with many departments, customers and suppliers means that every day is extremely dynamic, requiring constant communication, good teamwork and travel activities. “Communication is a central part of our lives and is required in all areas,” says the 28-year-old. “That really suits me. I tend to be open and like direct exchange,” she explains. After her doctorate, joining thyssenkrupp was a leap into the deep end for Dr. Elisa Erdmann. “I do bear a certain amount of responsibility and have to make decisions every day. But nevertheless, even as a newcomer I felt completely at home and welcome. Me and my job were simply meant to be together,” she laughs. Despite all her work, the young chemist still has time for herself: she explores the Bad Soden area on her racing bike or gets creative on the sewing machine.