POWERLIFTER (M/F/D) CAN REALLY GET THINGS MOVING WITH US
POWERLIFTER (M/F/D) CAN REALLY GET THINGS MOVING WITH US

Are you a driver? Do you value a strong team? And do you like to get to the bottom of things? Then we should get to know each other!

# What you can expect from us

There are dozens of elevator companies in Berlin. The labor market is relaxed. And motivated, high-performing specialists like you are highly sought after by companies. So why should you start at HERZ Elevators and not at anonther companie?

We could say now:
“Because of a wide range of varied tasks” – Sure!
“Because you can expect a friendly team” – Absolutely!
“Because our working atmosphere is very collegial” – Oh yes!
“Because you get a fair salary” – A matter of honor!
“Because of the good career opportunities” – So much! 

But you’re probably thinking: “That’s what everyone says!”.

– That’s right! That’s why it’s best to read for yourself what our employees say.

# 5 good Reasons

“Choose a job you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life, Confucius already knew that. That’s exactly why I’m at HERZ Aufzüge. We have exciting tasks every day, plenty of variety and lots of appreciation.”   

Tobias Arendt, Service technician at HERZ Elevators

“Things are really uncomplicated at our company. The atmosphere is almost informal, the colleagues are helpful and the bosses also lend a hand. I think that’s good!”  

Jörg Pommerening, Service technician at HERZ Elevators

“It’s often like this: big company, little man. It’s different with us: we work with the management on an equal footing. That’s good, because problems can be solved so quickly. If you get stuck, you can always call Mr. Frenzel and get help. And if you do a good job, you also get a pay rise.”  

Andreas Kleinschmidt, Service technician at HERZ Elevators

„My work is appreciated, both by my bosses and by our customers. We often get coffee and cake on site. That’s why we are also happy to go the extra mile and repair the elevator on the same day.“   

Marlon Ziegler, Service technician at HERZ Elevators

„When I was driving my company car the other day, a mechanic from a major elevator manufacturer pulled up next to me. He rolled down his window and said: “Well, I have to hand it to you, you’ve already got a cooler car!” I have nothing to add to that 😉 “   

Ronny Schemmerling, Service technician at HERZ Elevators

# Your new colleagues

TOBIAS ARENDT | SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Tobias, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since September 2020. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The great appreciation I receive for my work from both our elevator customers and our management. It all started with my application to HERZ Aufzüge. I received a reply the same day. That’s what I call lightning fast. 

Sometimes it may only be small things, but ultimately it’s always the gesture that counts. For example, they offer free drinks for all employees at our company. And every now and then, the boss even treats us to a meal at meetings. As service technicians, we also get a modern smartphone and a well-equipped VW Golf station wagon, which we are also allowed to use privately. 

The work is also very varied. No two days are the same. There are always new challenges. I like that! (raises thumb)

I’m sure you’ve already experienced a lot with us. What was or is your personal highlight? 

My first assignment in fault service. It was a great feeling to have managed to fix the really complex fault on the elevator on my own.

Another highlight: our summer party last year. A great atmosphere and delicious food fresh from the grill – and the boss didn’t miss the opportunity to stand behind the grill himself. That was great!

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

Mechanics and electronics have fascinated me since I was a teenager. I find it exciting to understand machines and the interaction of the electronics behind them. At the same time, I like working with people. That’s exactly why I completed an apprenticeship as a retail salesman and mechatronics technician after leaving school. This experience also helps me now when dealing with customers and repairing elevators.

Where can you relax best?

Walking and hiking. I live in beautiful Falkensee. There are plenty of opportunities to get out into nature and really switch off. – A blessing! (smiles)

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I would invest in my own property. This would provide for my old age. At the same time, I would also go on unforgettable vacations. I’m particularly fond of the sea. I would have no shortage of destinations! (laughs)

JOHN-HENRY Buley | SERVICE TECHNICIAN

John-Henry, you have been working at HERZ Elevators as a service technician since May 2023. What did you do before that? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Before I started at HERZ Elevators, I had already worked in the elevator industry for 6 years. I actually had no intention of changing. But a friend of mine had been raving about the working atmosphere at HERZ Elevators for a long time. When he asked me again whether it would be something for me, I thought to myself: You can give it a try. And what can I say: it was the right decision.
After the first conversation with Mr. Frenzel, I knew it was the right fit. The tasks are exciting. There are new challenges every day. I enjoy the contact with customers. And working with my colleagues is great. We are all like a small family in this company. I look forward to going to work every day! 

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far? 

Every day is extraordinary. There is always a tough nut to crack. But together as a team, we have overcome every hurdle so far. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I have always worked in the field of craftsmanship and like working with my hands. What I like about my job as a service technician is that you not only need a lot of manual dexterity, but also a very broad technical knowledge. The electrics alone are really tough. In general, you never stop learning here.

Where can you relax best?

The best place for me to relax with my family is on my motorboat. I’m completely refurbishing the 50-year-old boat myself. There’s even an area for my child. It is moored on the beautiful Lehnitzsee in Oranienburg. I generally like water, peace and quiet, the beach and having a laugh.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I would buy a house on the lake with a large garden and jetty for the boat for my family and myself. I would prefer the Lehnitzsee. But would I really get a waterfront property there for 5 million? (winks)

STEFANIE DAMMANN | ADMINISTRATION

Stefanie, you have been working in administration at HERZ Elevators since 2017. What do you enjoy most about your work? 

The variety of my tasks. And our friendly team. I’ve already grown very fond of my “boys”! I coordinate their assignments and make sure that one of us is always on site quickly in the event of a fault. I’m also usually the first point of contact for our customers. So if you call us soon, there’s a very good chance that we’ll both be on the phone to each other. (smiles)

You must have experienced a lot in all your years at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far?  

Oh, there are a lot of things. Because every elevator is different. Our ever-changing challenges are just as varied. The good thing is that each of our service technicians has special strengths. I am aware of these and therefore always find the right employee for particularly tricky tasks.

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

Let’s put it this way: I’ve always been good at organizing and coordinating. I also like working with nice people. (smiles) So, I feel very comfortable with my work at HERZ Elevators!

Where you can relax best?

The location is not important to me. The main thing is that I have nice people around me. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether I’m sitting around a barbecue in the garden with friends or enjoying the sun and beach by the sea with my family. – It always depends on the people.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I live with my family in a nice house with a garden on the northern outskirts of Berlin. I would use some of the money to pay off the property and house completely. Apart from that, I don’t have to live the high life. It’s important to me that my family and friends are doing well. I would therefore let them share in my prosperity and also donate some money. I would continue to work. Because that gives me pleasure!

GORAN DJEKIC | SERVICE TECHNICian

Goran, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since May 2022. What do you enjoy most about your work?

To see how important a functioning elevator can be for people. For older or physically impaired people in particular, it is often the only way to get out of their home. In moments like these, you experience how important your own work is when it comes to getting an elevator repaired quickly, for example. 

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far?

Moving new drives into the engine room using chain hoists. This doesn’t happen every day and is physically very demanding. The drives have a lot of weight and value. They have to be handled with particular care and sometimes with a little improvisation skill. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

My heart beats for both craftsmanship and social work. I opted for the former and completed an apprenticeship as an electrician. After a few years in this job, however, I was looking for a bit more variety – and found it in the elevator industry. I’ve been working there for 8 years now. In between, I spent 10 months traveling the world in Southeast Asia. I traveled through 6 countries, from Vietnam to Cambodia to Laos. It was a great time! It was very exciting to see how people live in really simple conditions, make do with little and yet are so content. We would have gone on to Canada for Work & Travel. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic was a showstopper. And now I’m delighted to have joined the HERZ Elevators team.

Where can you relax best?

I regularly go to CrossFit. It’s like a reboot for me. And of course, I also love being on the beach on vacation. With my feet in the sea and a cocktail in my hand. That’s the way to live 😉

What would you do with 5 million euros?

With 5 million? First of all, I would give my family a carefree life. I would also emigrate to Thailand with my girlfriend: Tropical beaches in the south, mountains and forests in the north and very friendly people. Thailand is not called the land of smiles for nothing. I know the country well from my trip around the world. Yes, it has already become my second home.

SEBASTIAN FRENZEL | CEO

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

As a young boy, I was able to take a look into the open machine room of a moving elevator by chance. On the one hand, I thought it was pretty scary. I really had a lot of respect. But at the same time, I was totally fascinated and curious. When I later got the chance to do an apprenticeship in this field, I remembered that moment and went for it. I soon realized that this wasn’t just a job for me, it was my calling. 

Where can you relax best?
When playing golf. Every game requires a lot of creativity, maximum precision and a steady hand at all times. That’s exactly what fascinates me about this sport. 

What is your favorite place in Berlin?
The Hackescher Markt! Ice cream, music and pure joie de vivre!

What is your most important advice to your three children?
Action makes the difference. – There’s no question about it: knowledge is important. But at the end of the day, it’s about actually putting ideas on the road. In my eyes, there are too many knowledge giants, but implementation dwarfs.

What do you particularly like about your work?
To recognize and promote the talents of my employees. To accompany them as they often surpass themselves. That always makes me happy and extremely proud.

Dejan Gasparovic | SERVICE TECHnician

Dejan, you have been working at HERZ Elevators as a service technician since November 2023. What did you do before that? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I am a qualified electrician. I have also worked in this profession for many years. First in Croatia – where I was born and grew up near Zagreb – and since 2014 in Germany. Most recently, I was mainly working on construction sites in the Munich area. The reason why I switched to the elevator industry? Mainly because of the variety. Just pulling cables is a bit one-sided in the long run. (smiles) So I’m all the more pleased that I can not only use my knowledge as an electrician at HERZ Elevators, but that there is also a lot of other exciting work on the elevators. 

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far? 

In bitterly cold temperatures of -4 °C, we changed the rotating ropes outside. We needed around 5 liters of tea to stay warm. (smiles) Our advantage: whatever the weather, we at HERZ Elevators are really well equipped in terms of clothing. On my very first day at work, I was given the full kit: T-shirts, underwear, flowing jacket, outer jacket, pants… To be honest, I’ve never received so much clothing in my entire working life.

Where can you relax best?

With my wife and two small children. We live right next to the Schlosspark in Charlottenburg. It’s a wonderful place to spend your free time.
And of course also in my home country, Croatia. Both my parents and my parents-in-law live there. Celebrating birthdays in a large family circle is always something very special.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Oh, that’s not so easy to say. First of all, I would make sure that my children have a financially carefree life ahead of them. I would also build two houses in Croatia: One near Zagreb, close to my parents, and the other by the sea.

Karsten Gerhardt | SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Karsten, you have been working at HERZ Elevators as a service technician since August 2023. What did you do before that? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I originally qualified as a glass and building cleaner. But I soon switched to elevator technology. Elevators, especially older models, have always fascinated me. I find it remarkable how long well-maintained elevators can be used and how even older elevators can be brought back into shape. So I’m all the more pleased to now be on board with a great team at HERZ Elevators and to be able to contribute my expertise. What do I particularly like about it? The interaction within the team. Everyone has his or her own focus and is there to help and advise the others. I also like the absolute professionalism in our company. It starts in the warehouse. Everything is in order here. I’m also pleased that our customers appreciate our work. It’s often the small gestures. Like the other day when the janitor responsible for the building came by and bought us a Coke. 

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far? 

An elevator in the so-called Wolkenhain at the top of the Kienberg in the Berlin Gardens of the World. The Wolkenhain was the landmark of the 2017 International Garden Exhibition. It offers a magnificent view over the city and is often illuminated in the evening hours.

Where can you relax best?

I am a passionate motorcyclist. I have already traveled to numerous countries on my Harley-Davidson Street Glide: Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria… – yes, even Norway.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Discover lots of beautiful new places and countries. And cancel my LOTTO subscription 😉

Ingo Groth | SERVICETECHNIKER

Ingo, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since August 2023. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The variety. There are new technical challenges every day. There is never a risk of boredom. And the teamwork. We can rely on each other and master every tricky task together. 

What did you do professionally before you came to us?

I am an electrician by trade. I worked as a facility manager and service technician for a long time. After that, I worked as a technical property manager in the administration department. That often involved a lot of commuting throughout Germany. Now I’m delighted to be able to contribute my many years of experience to HERZ Elevators and to have a good balance between work and leisure. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I’ve always been myself. And that’s a good thing 😉

Where can you relax best?

With my loved ones and with my music. I play drums and bass in two bands. If you want to listen to my German rock band: search for “5 Volt Band” on YouTube.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Emigrate! To the north. To Norway or Finland, for example. I like the Nordic landscape and the calmness of the people. I would set up my own music studio there.

PHILIPP GRoeTZEBACH | Head of Service

Philipp, you have been working at HERZ Elevators as Service Manager since April 2019. How did you get into the elevator industry and what do you enjoy most about your work?

Craftsmanship and technology have always been my passion. Before I found my way into the elevator industry, I worked for many years as a master mechanic and car workshop manager. It was a great job! But at a certain point I realized that I would like to take on more responsibility and help shape things. So it was a good thing that there was a vacancy for a service manager at HERZ Elevators. 

What I like about elevators is that our challenges are not only technically very demanding, but also have to comply with numerous standards, laws and regulations. That makes our work very interesting! But it’s also extremely varied. Every customer is different, every project is different. You can really have fun here, but you always have to “keep the lights on”. Because there is hardly any routine. 

Another little anecdote: When I started at HERZ Elevators, I first wanted to get a feel for what it’s really like out in the field working for customers. The advantage of this is that you have a different view of things afterwards and are aware of the challenges of everyday life. So I went straight into the field with my colleagues. And what can I say: after just a few days, I had damaged my first control unit. My heart rate shot up considerably, because a control unit like that costs at least €2,500. When I “confessed” to Managing Director Sebastian Frenzel over the phone, I wasn’t expecting anything good. But the opposite was the case. He said casually and with a wink: “The fact that you fell on your a*** was worth the €2,500 to me”. The very next day, he turned up with a new control unit, which we installed together until shortly before midnight. I will never forget that! Because it showed me that we have the full backing of the management, even in tricky situations.

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far? 

Jumping in at the deep end on day one. We went to Frankfurt / Oder. We had a truly mammoth project there. We had to completely overhaul a number of freight elevators that were really getting on in years. There’s no question that we faced some major challenges there. But we overcame them all. They have been working perfectly ever since. And for me, it was a chance to find out right away: What is not yet running perfectly? What can we do even better?

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. That’s why we bought a house in Erkner a few years ago and have since renovated a lot of things ourselves. I really enjoy my work.

Where can you relax best?

In my own garden in Erkner. My two daughters can romp around there. And I can sometimes really relax with a cold drink. (winks)

What would you do with 5 million euros?

First of all, I would make sure that my two daughters would not have to worry about material things in life. I would also buy a small house for my family and myself on the sunny island of Kos in Greece. Initially this would be our second home, and later perhaps even our retirement home. Because I like the friendliness and light-heartedness of the Greeks.

Stephanie Höfler | Administration

Stephanie, you have been working in administration at HERZ Elevators since September 2023. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The diversity of my tasks: Coordinating appointments (which is often not that easy ;-), answering customer inquiries, preparing quotations… ultimately, every day is different. That’s what makes my work so varied.

What’s more, the team is great. I received a very warm welcome from day one. The working atmosphere is really informal and the collaboration with my colleagues is refreshingly uncomplicated. I really appreciate both! 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

No, I originally wanted to become a pathologist. I always found medical analysis and diagnostics fascinating. Nevertheless, I ultimately decided to train as a paralegal and notary’s assistant. Looking back, this was the right decision for me. Even though I no longer work in a law firm, but in the extremely exciting elevator industry. 

Where you can relax best?

For sure: preferably on a long walk on the beach with my dog Rosa, a white French bulldog. A day at the sunny North Sea (preferably in St. Peter-Ording) is just as relaxing for me as a whole week’s vacation. I am and always will be a coastal child. I originally come from Glücksburg (Baltic Sea), right on the border with Denmark.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Traveling the world and discovering new scenic spots. I would also treat myself to a VW bulli and distribute some of the money to my family and friends. I would also donate a large sum to animal welfare, as this is a matter close to my heart.

Emrah Kaplan | Service technician

Emrah, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since February 2023. What do you enjoy most about your work?

I like working independently and being able to count on my colleagues if necessary. The atmosphere in the team is very good. The technical equipment is also excellent. We are ideally equipped to work professionally. 

What was the most unusual task you have mastered so far?

Together with a colleague, we had to fish a small object out of an 8 (!) meter deep pipe. That was quite a challenge! It required patience, skill and a steady hand. So we celebrated all the more when we actually succeeded. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

Basically yes. I’ve enjoyed manual work from an early age. That’s exactly why I worked as a automotive mechatronics technician for a long time. At HERZ Elevators, the tasks are technically demanding and very varied. I like that!

Where can you relax best?

With my family. On tour with my motorcycle, a Suzuki GSX-R 1000, and with friends – preferably in the garden when the weather is nice.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I’d nevertheless continue to work. Because I like working. I would buy my parents a house. I would buy a Ducati sports bike, the magnificent Panigale V4 R. I would also buy a small apartment with a garden. And, if there’s anything left over, a nice caravan with a motorcycle trailer.

Andreas Kleinschmidt | Service technician

Andreas, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since 2011. What do you enjoy most about your work?

Above all, the variety. There are literally new challenges every day during my assignments on site. I really like that!

What I also appreciate is the really good working atmosphere. We are a well-coordinated team and work very well together. 

Sometimes you need a second opinion for a tricky case or an extra pair of hands for an on-site repair. It’s good to know that you can rely on your colleagues.

The equipment is also top notch! We have good tools and modern vehicles. 

You must have experienced a lot in all your years at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far?

Hmmm… (ponders) It’s difficult to pin that down to just one task. After all, it’s always a good feeling to get the sometimes somewhat outdated and often particularly complicated elevator technology up and running again after malfunctions. Sometimes this requires a real detective’s instinct.

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I’ve always wanted to work in a skilled trade, which is why I decided to train as an elevator fitter.

What do you like to do most in your free time?

Enjoying time with my grandchildren. Spending the weekend with my wife, family and friends in a small village in Mecklenburg. I also enjoy fishing, canoeing and wandering through the woods.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Have it first! And then we’ll see.

ALEXANDER KNUST | SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Alexander, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since 2018. What did you do before? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I am a trained automotive mechatronics technician and worked in a garage for more than 10 years. I specialized in troubleshooting and customer service.

In this respect, not much has changed since I joined HERZ Aufzüge. Troubleshooting and fault diagnosis are still the main focus of my work. Only now it’s all about elevators. (winks) So it was easy for me to get started. Especially as I was given a great induction by my colleagues. 

What do I particularly like about my job? I’ve always had an affinity for technology and like the detective aspect of my work. It’s always a great feeling to solve particularly tricky technical challenges. That’s why I’m also open to “special assignments”.

What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far?

I have no shortage of unusual tasks. On the contrary: troubleshooting requires not only a lot of patience, but often also creativity in narrowing down the problem. After all, there are practically countless potential sources of error. 

My personal challenge was working at height. When you look down from the 10th floor, you do have a certain amount of respect. The good thing is that you get used to it. And when in doubt, respect is definitely good for safety.

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

Let’s put it this way: I’ve always liked working with my hands. And technically demanding tasks have always appealed to me. I benefit from both today. So yes, I am very satisfied. And I’m not only happy to have interesting work, but also great colleagues.

Where can you relax best?

Taking a nap on the couch with my children. (laughs) Otherwise, I like nature and my garden. I enjoy walking around Alt-Landsberg with my Labrador retriever. I also have a nice hobby workshop in my house. I recently restored a VW Beetle built in ’70 myself. This was not only a big topic for me, but also for my two children. My son now also has a Mini Beetle that we built ourselves as an electric vehicle. The speed can be controlled via its radio. The vehicle even has its own car horn. (smiles)

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Clearly: vacation. And a lot of it. First with my wife and children, because I’m a family person through and through. I find Japan exciting. I like the culture there and the friendliness of the people.

If there is still time, I would like to go on a sailing trip on the Atlantic. Once to the Canary Islands and back again in about two weeks. That would be great. But maybe I would take out life insurance first. (winks)

JÖRG POMMERENING | SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Jörg, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since May 2019. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The tasks are very varied and exciting. We also work very sustainably: if a part is defective, we don’t throw it away straight away. Instead, we usually find a way to repair it. This saves resources and our customers money. 

What’s more, at HERZ Elevators we all work as equals and receive a lot of appreciation. Our Managing Director, Mr. Frenzel, is a very sociable person and always has an open ear. He is always on hand with help and advice when things get tricky. He is also always open to suggestions for improvement. Everyone has the opportunity to think along, have a say and contribute their own ideas. An example of this? A colleague recently mentioned that the tool bags were a bit bulky and therefore difficult to transport. The management picked up on this straight away and very quickly purchased a new bag system for us.

Basically, everything is very uncomplicated for us. I really appreciate that! 

You must have experienced a lot in all your years at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far? 

We recently modernized the elevator system of an older industrial building. This system had a really powerful traction sheave (this is the rope carrier of the elevator system) and a very heavy motor. We needed a heavy-duty crane to dismantle the parts. It was used to transport the parts down from the engine room, which is located on the roof. That was a real feat of strength! (wipes the sweat from his forehead and smiles)

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

To be honest, it was more of a coincidence. Even though I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. I’ve also always enjoyed tinkering with tricky technical challenges. So, I’ve come to the right place! (smiles with satisfaction)


Where do you relax best? What is your favorite place?

With my family and friends. I really enjoy sitting together in the garden and having a good chat.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

Definitely keep working. (laughs) I would buy the land we live on. I would also buy a house for my parents. And of course I would throw a big company party. That would be a point of honor. (winks and laughs)

RONNY SCHEMMERLING | Service technician

Ronny, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since 2010. That makes you a man of the first hour. What do you enjoy most about your work?

To work independently and contribute our own ideas. This is precisely why, as a well-coordinated team, we are usually better than other elevator companies. No matter how complex the task may be, we usually find a good solution quickly. That makes me proud! 

What’s more, elevators are a matter of trust. Our customers appreciate the fact that we always communicate openly, honestly and transparently and put our heart and soul into our work. 

And within our company? It’s a give and take. Of course we work overtime from time to time, but we can always take it off. That’s fair!

You must have experienced a lot in all these years at HERZ Elevators. What was or is your personal highlight? 

It’s always an incredibly great feeling when I and my colleagues succeed in making our customers happy. It’s worth going the extra mile for that.

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I like working with my hands and appreciate the direct contact with customers. I enjoy both developing solutions and advising customers as well as getting hands-on. So, HERZ Aufzüge is the right place for me. (smiles) Looking back, it was actually the best career decision I could have made after my time in the army. Because when I joined, the company was still relatively small. So I was able to make a significant contribution to building it up.

Where you can relax best?

In my garage. I am a passionate mechanic. Whether on my motorcycle or my car, there’s always something to do. And with my friends. Relaxing together on the terrace or having a barbecue in the garden at the end of the day is something special.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I would buy a property for my family. In beautiful Brandenburg, perhaps in Hoppegarten. I like living in the countryside and appreciate the peace and quiet. Any stress usually falls away by itself.

TORSTEN SCHWERDTNER | CEO

Have you always wanted to be what you are?
I didn’t actually know anything about elevators when I chose my career. But I quickly realized how fascinating elevator technology is. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?
I didn’t actually know anything about elevators when I chose my career. But I quickly realized how fascinating elevator technology is.

Where can you relax best? 
On the beach in warm countries.

What is your favorite place in Berlin?
I don’t really have a favorite place, Berlin is constantly changing. I like being at Alexanderplatz, there’s always something new here and various events and markets to stroll around.

What would you do with 5 million euros?
Take a more relaxed view and support projects for (disadvantaged) children. Children are the future of our society.

Torsten Siegmund | Service technician

Torsten, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since 2021. What do you enjoy most about your work?

Mastering daily challenges independently. Finding solutions to initially unsolvable problems and sometimes even making the impossible possible. That is immensely satisfying! 

You must have experienced a lot as a service technician at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most unusual task you have mastered so far?

This was a troubleshooting job on an elevator that the previous maintenance company had tried and failed at. It was an incorrect configuration of the control package and an induction voltage in the control system. 

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

As my father was very successful in the elevator industry himself, I was “born into it”. His love for this profession meant that I no longer had to ask myself what I wanted to do for a living.

What are your professional goals?

Bringing elevator technology to the next generation and making it interesting. We need to invest in the next generation. By this I mean, above all, passing on experience as well as tips and tricks to build up self-confidence and passion for the profession.

MEHMET YARAR | Service Technician

Mehmet, you have been working as a service technician at HERZ Elevators since 2018. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The diverse tasks. Of course, there are also a few routine processes. But ultimately, every elevator fault is different. That makes the work very varied. 

What’s more, the working atmosphere is great! The colleagues are like a family and stick together. Just one small example: It’s the weekend. I’m on emergency duty. A fault occurs in one of the elevators we maintain. This turns out to be a bit trickier. To solve it quickly, I can always call a colleague who last worked on the system and ask for advice. It doesn’t matter that it’s long past closing time or the weekend. That’s exactly what I mean by team spirit. 

You must have experienced a lot in all your years at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far?

There have been some tough nuts to crack. Because elevator technology is extremely complex. There is no shortage of new challenges (winks).

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

No! (Laughs) Elevators weren’t even on my radar until a few years ago. But what I have always enjoyed is math and physics. Originally, I even wanted to become a teacher for these two subjects. In the end, however, I opted for the practical side and did an apprenticeship as an electrician. Looking back, that was a good decision. Because thanks to the variety of tasks, it never gets boring (smiles).

Where you can relax best?

On the beach. No matter where. The main thing is an azure blue sea, plenty of sun in the sky and fine sand under your feet.

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I would invest the money well and buy a nice apartment or even a house here in Berlin. Even if I became rich, I would still continue to work. Because I like working, it’s good for me (laughs).

MARLON ZIEGLER | Service technician

Marlon, you have been working at HERZ Aufzüge as a service technician since fall 2018. What do you enjoy most about your work?

The tasks. My work offers a lot of variety and always new challenges. I like that! (smiles and winks) I also really appreciate the team spirit among my colleagues. We are a really good team and can rely on each other. That’s worth a lot. 

Another big advantage is that we have a boss, Sebastian Frenzel, who has an incredible amount of experience in elevator technology himself. I also got to know HERZ Elevators through him. At the time, I was still a facility manager at a real estate management company at Tempelhofer Hafen. HERZ Elevators was responsible for the maintenance of some of our elevators. I liked their highly professional approach right from the start. 

You must have experienced a lot in all your years at HERZ Elevators. What has been the most extraordinary task you have mastered so far? 

Actually, the tasks are extraordinary every day (smiles). I had a particularly exciting project in Frankfurt (Oder). There, we almost completely rebuilt an elevator in an old industrial complex. Apart from the rails and the counterweight, there was nothing left.

I always find historic elevators fascinating. They are often still fitted with wooden rails. That really has a face! (nods appreciatively)

Have you always wanted to be what you are?

I have always enjoyed manual work. I’m also very interested in electrics. That’s exactly why I originally trained as an energy electronics technician. This knowledge and the ability to read circuit diagrams still helps me today in the maintenance and repair of elevators.

Where do you relax best? What is your favorite place?

With my family. In the hobby cellar, working on my Honda CBR. And at Liepnitzsee. We are permanent campers and always spend lovely days on the island in summer. That’s pure relaxation!

What would you do with 5 million euros?

I would definitely share the money generously with my family. – And buy a nice house with a plot of land in the countryside.

# Current job offers

Service technician (M/F/D)

Our team is looking for staff. First and foremost, we are looking for a committed employee with an interest in electrics or electronics. The profession of mechatronics technician is a good fit, and we provide further knowledge as part of training courses. 

No suitable job offer for you?

But you still think you would fit in very well with our team? Convince us! Send us your CV. And write us a few lines telling us why you will help us move forward. 

Send your speculative application now to: job@herz-aufzuege.de

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