Crossing Norway by HQ7

Career at thyssenkrupp | People at thyssenkrupp | Maximilian Büttner starts the day with an espresso – regardless of whether he’s at home in front of his PC to discuss project details with colleagues in China or in the office, where he typically doesn’t show up until 9.00 a.m.

Büttner (28) is a plant coordinator, the interface between headquarters and the two business units Steering Gear and Steering Column. He’s currently responsible for the development of the new plants in China and Germany, including overseeing the budget and scheduling. It’s a big job for such a young man, but one he’s more than happy to take on, because he loves the varied and stimulating nature of his work.

That doesn’t leave too much time for a private life. But whenever he can Maximilian Büttner likes to do sports such as mountain biking and CrossFit Training or go for a beer with colleagues after work.

From mechanical engineering to a career at thyssenkrupp Steering

Maximilian Büttner was born in Magdeburg. He studied industrial and mechanical engineering at the university there, and thanks to support from the ERASMUS program had the opportunity to spend a semester in the Italian city of Brescia. His choice of course was no coincidence: Already as a small boy he loved playing with Lego Technic and tinkering in his father’s basement hobby room. During his studies he did an internship at thyssenkrupp Presta Camshafts in 2013; later he accepted a job as a project planner, and since 2016 he has been a plant coordinator at thyssenkrupp Presta AG in Liechtenstein.

What comes next? He’s not exactly sure, but one thing he does know: He’d like to take on more personnel responsibility. In his current position he is already gathering experience in this area: Maximilian Büttner has to deal with people of all ages and mentalities, so communicating and delegating tasks calls for great sensitivity.

He gets his love of technology from his father. Last year this shared passion led the two of them to build a motor boat, which they call “HQ7”. They designed, built and launched it entirely on their own. And even though “HQ7” is still only a prototype, it came through practical trials during a two-week vacation on the Norwegian fjords with flying colors.

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