“I work shifts and alternate office work with factory work. In the factory, my work mainly consists of making sure that the machines have been configured properly. We have a machine that uses a camera to detect bad chips. A bad chip is blown off the conveyor belt by means of the camera footage. If this camera isn’t properly configured, we’ll either lose too many chips or end up with a low-quality product.
I always try to get the most out of our potatoes and cut down on waste as much as possible. All our leftover waste goes to a company that produces cattle feed, which is better from a sustainability point of view and helps us minimize losses. Contributing to a better world makes me very happy."
"I like knowing that I’m doing my bit at the company. Last year, for instance, I worked on a project that tried to find the cause behind broken, damaged potatoes. Together with a colleague, I noticed that the pipeline through which the potatoes made it to the factory floor was too rough on the potatoes. We sent a proposal to the technical service department and now we have fewer damaged potatoes and higher yield.”