What does Elmar Walder do?
Elmar Walder is one of a team of pump station technicians. For four years he has been responsible for the regular maintenance of pump stations, carrying out the checks and word needed to guarantee the operational security of the entire system.
In 2010, after finishing professional plumbing school, Elmar joined the TechnoAlpin team: for the first six months, he worked in the warehouse but very soon another route opened up for him and, since October 2010, he has been an integral part of the team of pump-station technicians.
Elmar is mainly responsible for maintaining pump stations at the end of the season: this includes aligning the pumps, measuring the vibrations of the bearings, checking the section valves and pneumatic valves, checking the automatic flushing filters and also checking the centralized air compressor controls. To be able to carry out this work, Elmar along with all the other technicians have taken training courses with the pump and compressor manufacturers.
But not only this: Elmar also provides training courses for TechnoAlpin's customers. He uses models to explain all the pump-station components to participants and provides interesting ideas on the functioning and maintenance of pumpstations.
Elmar is often out and about, not only in Europe but all over the world. Often he is alone or accompanied by a customer service technician. The team of pump station technicians is made up for four other young technicians, while during the high season period from June to December, an additional 10 technicians are added to the team.
"I like the work because I can work independently," says Elmar. "I have a stimulating and varied job that enables me to be travelling around often and to see new places".