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What makes E. WINKEMANN a good employer?

Our approximately 370 employees make the difference and make E. WINKEMANN a vital and modern company. With a lot of passion, commitment, specific know how and skills as well as creativity they are the key of the success of our company.

E. WINKEMANN stands for safety and future, and people enjoy working for us. It is not without cause that we celebrate numerous anniversaries. Most of our employees have been with us for more than 15 years, and anniversaries of more than 30 years are not uncommon. Our employees have been with us since the beginning of their apprenticeship.

In the event of an increased workload, we also use temporary staffing to supplement our workforce. If the need persists, we regularly offer to take on temporary workers as part of our own staff after 12 months of employment, provided they are suitable.

Qualified employees are the basis for a successful company. E. WINKEMANN trains various professions in-house. We employ our apprentices after their successful examination, even before a takeover obligation had been included by the labour agreement.

The continuous development of our employees is very important to us. We literally "value it" and invest a 6-digit amount annually in internal and external qualification measures and further trainings for our employees. The continuing education program is prepared once a year and includes a wide range of seminars and training courses for all areas of the company.

The E. WINKEMANN GmbH fulfils its corporate and social responsibility towards its employees in the best sense.

Work where others spend their vacation

The four-valley-town Plettenberg is idyllic located in the western part of Märkisches Sauerland and a popular holiday destination for hikers and other mountain sports enthusiasts. The wooden landscapes Lennegebirge in the north and Ebbegebirge in the south of the town invite you to go on nice tours with your mountain bike or trekking boots - or, if the weather is suitable, with your cross-country skis or sled.

In addition, the Oestertal lake and other lakes in neighboring towns offer many opportunities for nature experiences and sporting activities of various kinds.

Also, very popular is Plettenberg's Aquamagis leisure pool, which has become famous for its many spectacular slides far beyond the city. A little more traditional, but also more lively, are the numerous 'Schützenfeste' in the town's districts, which are a regular meeting place for old friends and new acquaintances, and not just for locals.

Our products and technological competence are highly appreciated from our customers. The basis of this success is the daily performance of our qualified and motivated employees. They deserve this high appreciation.

Jürgen Westphal, Managing Director

What excites me about my job is the logical and creative thinking required to design complex components and tools.

Nico Jeschke, apprentice Technical Product Designer

Together we are strong. With mutual support and appreciation, we can master all challenges. Team spirit is part of our successful DNA.

Markus Kloke, Managing Director

I appreciate exchange queries and information with different departments, to find the appropiate solution and implement it.

Jaqueline Kutschka, apprentice Material Tester

My personal experience shows me that anything is possible at E. WINKEMANN. I started as a apprentice, and now I am a head of a division. Hard work and the strength of purpose pay off.

Eugen Krieger, Head of Tool Making Devision

Thanks to the large tool shop in our company, the training here offers a very extensive overview of the profession.

Stevé Tim Schubert, Lukas Hemer, apprentices Tool Mechanic

My diversified work in tool making at E. WINKEMANN challenges and encourages me at the same time! Every day I enjoy facing new challenges.

Gülcemal Geck, Employee of Tool Making

What E. WINKEMANN offers as employer

Company with a future

Company with a future

  • Open Door work culture
  • Flat hierarchies & short decision paths
  • Activ transformation process & future visions
  • Proven crisis resilience

Company health management

Company health management

  • Special conditions at the gym & sports events
  • Protective vaccinations
  • Company integration management

Apprenticeship and qualification actions

Apprenticeship and qualification actions

  • Investing in young people through training in various jobs
  • We promote further development and qualification
  • Internal qualification initiatives

Labor and environment protection

Labor and environment protection

  • We invest in sustainable projects to mitigate our energy consumption and safe our environment
  • Consulting Consulting company doctor
  • Workplace design according to medical expertise

Social commitment

Social commitment

  • Association „E. WINKEMANN hilft (helps)“
  • „Refugee aid Ukraine“ project
  • Support for employees in need

Collective bargaining company

Collective bargaining company

  • 35-hour-Week
  • Overtime compensation with 25 or 50 %
  • 30 days vacation
  • AVWL & metalworkers‘ pension
  • Equal Pay
  • Partial retirement

Special benefits

Special benefits

  • Transformation payment
  • T-ZUG (A) & T-ZUG (B)
  • Vacation payment
  • Christmas bonus

And even more ...

And even more ...

  • Takeover temporary workers after just 1 year  
  • Anniversary bonus and celebration after 10 years
  • Financial payment for weddings and silver wedding anniversary
  • Bonus for special achievement
  • Corporate benefits, attractive offers from established trade marks
  • Mobile working

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Danica Müller
Telefon: +49 2391 819-331