Maud - Methods Engineer Manufacturing Chemicals

  • March 6, 2023
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Maud - Methods Engineer Manufacturing Chemicals

Summarize your career in a few lines

As a Mechatronics Engineer, I worked in a design office in the automotive industry in Corrèze, then at the age of 25, the opportunity of a Production Manager position in a pharmaceutical company came to me. In 2013, I took a position as Production Manager in the wood industry, a very male environment with many safety challenges. After the birth of my second child and a project to move to the Tarn, I had the chance to join Seppic Castres for an 18-month replacement. Now on permanent contract, my job as a Methods Engineer in the Chemicals manufacturing department is very versatile and allowed me to quickly find my feet on the Castres site.

Why did you want to do this job?

Coming from a working class family, Industry quickly attracted me. Thanks to my technical diploma and my interest in managing production and people in the industrial environment, I naturally found my place in management positions on production sites.

What drives you in your daily life?

I enjoy making my collaborators happy and serene in their work. I am convinced that rigor, methodology, know-how and communication make the work easier and of better quality.

What are you most proud of? What would you say is your greatest achievement?

I am proud of my career path, I was lucky to have managers who trusted me as a woman starting out in management, in very competitive and masculine industries.

What has been your biggest challenge in your professional life?

It was not easy to impose myself as a young woman manager. 
My knowledge, my expertise, my dynamism, my open-mindedness and my values allowed me to accomplish all my missions.

How has Seppic accompanied you throughout your career?

My versatility and adaptability are recognized by Seppic, despite my initial lack of knowledge of the chemical industry, Seppic gives me the opportunity to learn, to train and supports me in my missions. At Seppic, I don't feel any difference about being a woman. Everyone benefits from technical expertise, regardless of their background or gender.

If you had to give one piece of advice to a young woman starting out in her professional life, what would it be?

To use her values to accomplish new challenges.
To be a woman who respects others and is respected. To be determined and self-confident. Female empathy is a strength in a male environment, dialogue and listening are real assets in this world of tomorrow where women managers are recognized.