Apprentice Electronics Engineer
Jan Brupbacher is in the second year of his apprenticeship as an electronics engineer at Sensirion and focuses primarily on the analysis electronics used in our sensors. “In the first year of my apprenticeship, I was responsible for welding the sensors and assembling the PCBs,” he says. “Now that I'm in my second year, I am learning how to do the layout of the PCBs myself. This gives me an even deeper understanding of how our sensors are developed.” PCBs are extremely important for our sensors: it is these circuit boards outfitted with electronic components that enable us to address and communicate with our sensors at all.
Before his apprenticeship at Sensirion, Jan had flirted with different career options. “In the end, being an electronics engineer was what I liked the best,” he says.The job is varied and offers a good mix of craftsmanship and programming on the Computer. So Jan looked into what companies in his area offered apprenticeships for electronics engineers.
After a taster day at Sensirion, his mind was made up: He wanted to do his apprenticeship here.
Events like this really bring people together,” he says. The Sensirion spirit is even maintained at break time: “At midday we always meet to play table football in the creativity zone.” With so much variety in and around the work, it's no wonder that he concludes by saying: “I'm already looking forward to the next three years at Sensirion.”