SUCCESSFUL SWITCH: FROM BAR MANAGER TO PREFABRICATED PARTS FACTORY!
This is what a dream job looks like: Well paid, reliable and crisis-proof and with regular working hours close to the family. There are plenty of high-quality jobs in the Kirchdorfer Group’s precast plants – and career changers are always welcome.
For years, Lukas Holube managed the cheerful bar visitors at a 5-star hotel in Vienna – since moving to the most modern precast plant in Austria, he and half a dozen colleagues now look after the ultra-modern robots and production systems at MABA Fertigteilindustrie in Wöllersdorf. And he couldn’t be happier about his career change. Because in the second year of coronavirus, the money he earned in Vienna and during the season in Flachau had long since run out. What’s more, he had a little daughter “on the way” … high time for the native of Wiener Neustadt to switch to a reliable and well-paid job back home!
In spring 2021, Lukas was finally able to join MABA through a temporary employment agency – first as a “lifter” (of the formwork), then as a concreter, and finally he quickly learned all the machines, welding systems and robots in the brand new, ultra-modern factory hall where, among other things, lots of ceiling and wall elements are produced. His great commitment, reliability and ability to learn quickly paid off: after just four months, he was taken on permanently at MABA.
After two intensive years (daughter Ariana was also born in summer 2021!), he is still the happiest career changer imaginable: “Of course, those were two very tough years – new job, new role as a father,” Lukas tells us. “But I really enjoy the work. By now, I’ve got all the systems and their occasional pitfalls down pat. If something lights up somewhere, I’m the first person my colleagues call!” he says proudly.
With successful on-the-job training and one or two additional qualifications, he has already worked his way up to foreman in a very short space of time. The pay is more attractive and reliable than in the catering industry, and at the rate he is going, further promotion opportunities are virtually pre-programmed. In any case, the potential to work his way up to managerial positions in the future is far more realistic than working his way up from hotel bar to hotel manager. And until then, Lukas still has plenty of responsibility for his robots, colleagues and family.