I graduated from IzhSTU with a degree in in Technological and Design Preparation of Automated Production. I did my internship at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant. I have always considered the plant as my home. My childhood and youth went essentially in its backyard, as my parents worked there.
However, I decided against going to work at the plant after graduating. Over the seven following years I had worked in sales, marketing and procurement, both as a rank-and-file employee and a manager. Still, doing that kind of work didn't feel quite right. At my previous job, I had been begging to assign me to production for two years. I got additional training in IzhSTU at my own expense, majoring in Computer Preparation of CNC Machines, and after a further six months I was finally put to work in the production department. One day a good acquaintance of mine called me and offered me a job at Izhmash. This is how I became a programmer engineer at the Design and Engineering Center in March 2015.
Later on, I was offered the position of head of the CNC machine software bureau. Andrey Yuryevich, head of the technological department, said: "I've been watching you. I gave you a couple of tasks, and I liked the way you tackled them, your approach and so on...", and then he took over as chief production engineer at the IMP. As a result, I was made the chief production engineer at the Design and Engineering Center.
I just love working in production. I like being involved in the manufacturing of products. My previous non-industrial experience is often useful in my current work, as it helps me get a broader idea of the problem or process at hand.