Peter started out in a company that makes ultralight planes. He applied for a job at Aero because it's a big company with great tradition, and he started working as Supplier Quality Assurance Inspector. His favorite thing about this job is that he gets to be around many different planes and is able to really get to know them.
I came to Aero in 2013. I graduated from Faculty of Aeronautics at Košice and spent a year working at a company making ultralight planes at Senica. It is hard to find aerospace jobs in Slovakia, though, so I tried to apply at Aero. One of the reasons was that it's a big company with a great tradition.
I came to SQA department as Supplier Quality Assurance Inspector. I never worked in quality control before coming to Aero, but I liked working with people and enjoyed learning and getting to know new things. All the items bought for cooperation programmes went through our department. After two years though, there were some changes in the company that I couldn't get behind, so I accepted an offer from a different company.
I returned after three months. The changes in quality department eventually led to the creation of the position of Supplier Quality Engineer, and I liked the concept. The jobs description was expanded with auditing processes at our suppliers, so I could get right to them and also solve problems more in depth. Also, it brought me back to planes, which I've been crazy about since I was a child.
My job allows me to get hands-on with many different parts of airplane, from a part that you can hide in the palm of your hand to structural parts of the plane. When the KC-390 project started, all the parts that were bought for it went through our department. This enabled me to watch it really closely and in detail. When you see a complete unit you worked on leaving the factory, it warms your heart.
Of course I had to go see it. And touch it.