Philip Hilß, 34, began his Process Mechanic training at SIMONA in Ringsheim in 2001 in the Fittings department and completed it in three years. He then attended Meisterschule and, after graduating with his advanced qualification, worked as Deputy Shift Manager and in Production Planning. Since September 2018, he has been Deputy Head of Injection Moulding. He likes cycling, jogging and cooking. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
I feel at home at SIMONA and I am given opportunities to advance new projects over and over again. I find it fascinating how much the technology used in new moulds and machinery keeps developing. In my everyday work at SIMONA, I am faced with new challenges on a daily basis, which makes the job so varied.
How would you describe SIMONA in a nutshell?
What does the SIMONA brand stand for?
In my opinion, the SIMONA product portfolio and the brand stand for quality and reliability across the entire process.
What makes SIMONA “a company like a friend”?
The way employees treat each other is very much like the way a family operates. Everyone is treated fairly – within each department and also between the different locations.
What made you choose SIMONA as your employer?
SIMONA offers me a secure job with interesting tasks. I have lots of friends and acquaintances at SIMONA and plastic is a dynamic product with a good future.
What do you hope for from SIMONA in the future?
I hope that SIMONA will continue to develop and secure its position as one of the leading manufacturers of semi-finished plastics. I also hope that my colleagues will continue to enjoy working at SIMONA. For the Ringsheim site, I hope that it can make an even stronger contribution to the company’s revenue in the future.
Compared to competitors in the German plastics market – what could SIMONA do better?
Be bold and open to new investments and new ideas, even if it means being the first in the market to make a move.
What motivates you?
Every project has potential for further improvement and further progress to be made. That is what keeps motivating me every day.
Was there one moment in your working life when you knew you had chosen exactly the right career?
At the start of my career, I often wondered whether I had made the right career choice. When, in 2018, I was appointed successor to Mr. Bohn, who was then Head of Injection Moulding, I realised how much I enjoy my work and how much the constant professional development opportunities, like Masters training, really do pay off.