'I get the scope to evolve'

Dominique Oberjé knew early on that he wanted to become a crane operator. Which is why, after completing his training in civil engineering, he combined work with training to become a crane operator. In the meantime, Dominique has acquired many years of experience working on a crane and is back in school. 'I think it's important to continue developing myself, so, in addition to my work in the crane cabin, I'm learning to become an operator.'

Dominique Oberjé Testimonial

Starting work at Twence

'I was working for my then employer on a plot of land directly opposite Twence when I got a call from Twence', Dominique recalls. 'They wanted to know whether I was interested in the position of Logistics employee/shovel operator. I certainly was!'
A few years after starting work at Twence, Dominique was given the opportunity to operate the grab in the crane cabin. A position he seized with both hands and for which he is being trained in-house.

Dominique Oberjé

You're involved in everything

'I think it's important to continue developing myself and to learn new things. Twence allows me to do this', Dominique says. Besides his work in the crane cabin, Dominique is also frequently involved in projects together with other departments. 'It's nice when someone requests your expertise or people come to you looking for information, for example when work instructions are being drawn up. But it's also great that I get to give my opinion on organisational matters. You're involved in everything. That way, no day is ever boring at Twence. You're given a lot of freedom to determine your approach, which means you're able to go that extra mile. A proactive attitude is certainly appreciated.'

Continue growing

This allows Dominique to move naturally from one thing to another. For example, when 'his' crane was taken out of service for maintenance, he temporarily worked in the operations shift. He liked it so much that he even discussed the possibility of in-house promotion to junior operator in the control room. 'Twence had previously seen my potential as an operator. So, when I went to the training coordinator with this request, things moved really quickly, and I was able to start training as an all-round technical operator right away.' During his training, Dominique works four days a week on the crane and also attends school one day a week. 'In a few months' time, I will start an apprenticeship in the control room as a Trainee in the Twence Process Operator Education Programme. Completely different from what I'm doing now. Twence offers me the scope to do that.'