Sengül Pehlivanoglu

Quality inspector of steering shafts | Sengül Pehlivanoglu

Steering shafts in good hands

Sengül Pehlivanoglu (28) is the last stop for steering shafts produced in Liechtenstein. She joined thyssenkrupp four years ago and works with three other female colleagues in the final inspection department, checking 800 steering shafts per hour before they leave the factory. 

Her job is a key part of the quality assurance process. So what does it take to work in quality control?

Teamwork and composure

In addition to attentiveness, good eyesight and the ability to work under pressure, Sengül sees teamwork and composure as the most important attributes. “That also makes a lot of things easier in dealings with colleagues,” she says. “If you’re open and honest at all times you won’t have any difficulties.”

Unlike a traditional “nine to five” job, Sengül Pehlivanoglu works shifts. And although coordinating things is not always easy, she’s very happy at thyssenkrupp.

Started as an optician

Sengül Pehlivanoglu’s original training was in a very different profession, as an optician. But after several years in consultation and sales she was looking for a change. So when the opportunity to work in production at thyssenkrupp came along, she grabbed it with both hands.

Sengül Pehlivanoglu was born in Turkey but as a young girl moved to Austria, where she grew up, went to school and completed her apprenticeship. Today she lives with her husband in Sevelen, Switzerland, just a few kilometers from her place of work in Liechtenstein. When she’s not at work Sengül Pehlivanoglu likes spending time with her family, listening to music or going shopping with friends. And when the time comes for a vacation, she and her husband travel to exotic countries or visit European capitals.