Svetoslav Stoykov, Production Supervisor at UltraFlex Power Technologies talks about his career journey.
What brought you to UltraFlex?
When I graduated from the Technical University in Varna, I decided to move to Sofia and to find my professional realization. I started to work as a vertical milling operator. One year later I received an offer for a Production organizer in a metalworking company in Tutrakan.
With gaining experience and self-confidence I changed my job to Production Manager in a company that deals with smoke dampers.
This whole experience brought me here to UltraFlex to be Production Supervisor in the office in Sofia.
What have you learned from working in this industry?
I have learned many useful things about my professional development that help me become a better specialist in the area.
What’s the most challenging project you had to work on?
I can’t say exactly which project is the most challenging because there are many. But I can put them under the common denominator “Non-standard projects” – from standard to custom machines.
What are the most important skills you’ve learned?
I have learned many new things that I did not suspect existed. Maybe the most important is patience. I could say that here I became a greater professional.
What part of your daily activities empowers you to be creative?
It is challenging to find errors (in production, organizational, and optimization terms) and eliminate them. Also, finding different ways to improve performance and increase productivity.
Is there some piece of wisdom that you would like to share with people on the same career path?
In my profession, it is important to be a leader who attracts people to work as much as the boss who gives the tasks. The most important thing is to be patient with people. Then comes success.