My name is Claus Christensen
and today I&039;m going to try out the job as a laser operator.
In this TV series, we let employees at Volvo Cars swap jobs with each other.
At Volvo&039;s components plant in Olofström, Sweden,
Claus Christensen, who works as a User Experience Design Specialist,
tries Annie Nilsdotter&039;s job as a laser operator.
Claus lives in Copenhagen with his wife and three kids.
He plays the saxophone in a jazz band
and he also enjoys windsurfing.
Today I&039;m expecting a lot of fun and to see what it&039;s like to work in a factory,
and I&039;m very excited, and I&039;m a little bit afraid of breaking something.
The metal sheets come from our suppliers to press hardening,
where it&039;s heated at 900 degrees and then it&039;s cooled down in the press,
and then it comes to my station.
This is a B-pillar. This is what it looks like when it comes to my station.
After we&039;ve worked with it and the laser has cut it, it looks like this.
We&039;ve got these nicer edges and more holes.
– That&039;s what we&039;re going to do today. – Cool.
It runs around inside and cuts everything?
– Yeah, and the holes. – Wow. That&039;s so cool.
– You have to choose the right ones. – We&039;ll have to choose the right ones.
– So that&039;s 24 there? – Yeah.
It was really nice to have Annie by my side through the challenges today.
Annie asked me to try and use the lift assist that I had to move around,
and that was really difficult.
– Can I go in and try? – Yeah, go in.
The hardest part was to remember what button does what.
That one. Press it down. And then you use these buttons to go left or right.
After a while I sort of got the hang of it.
Perfect. That&039;s a good one.
And then you have to use that one.
Then you turn it right instead of left.
Yeah! That&039;s good!
Today I&039;ve learned how things happen in a factory
and how it is to work in a factory and how much the people around you mean.
Well, Claus did very well. He&039;s a very good learner.
I hope I was a good teacher as well.
And I think I managed the day without breaking anything.
Yeah, you did. You managed well.