If you meet Tobias Händler at Globalfoundries in his working clothes, you would certainly not guess what career path he originally wanted to take, which had nothing to do with technology or semiconductors. After graduating from high school, the Dresden native studied theology in Leipzig. And actually, after his studies, he was supposed to complete his vicariate, so that he could later fill a pastor’s position. But – as life goes – there was a problem with his dDogmatics professor. The vicariate place was gone, a new thesis had to be written, then no new vicariate place was assigned to him.
That was in 1997. Instead of a clerical career, he first had a job in the family shoe store. At that time, Dr. Gettel was his mother’s customer, later she became his professional supervisor at AMD. This was followed by an accounting course supported by ESF funds together with many older academic job seekers. And there remained the desire to work at any costs after completing his training. Online job sites didn’t really exist back then. Therefore, the job search automatically led to the employment office. At that time, job offers were posted on a kind of bulletin board. On one of these, employees were wanted for a construction company on the AMD construction site at the time. This promised to be a good thing! So he started working for M&M, a contractor, in October 1997. Instead of pulpit and theological tasks, ceiling formwork was on the agenda for two or three months. The workplace was to remain the same ever since. When it became apparent that the job was coming to an end, he looked around the site to see which other companies were present. With some persuasion, it was possible to start at the company that was responsible for cleaning the construction site.
There he met a luminary: Heimo Brandner. Who does not know him at Facilities. In 2000, he was absorbed by AMD. At that time, the 200mm pod washer was set up in Fab30. The first podwasher at that time was Günter Hunger. Prominent and known to everyone. He is still in the Carrier Cleaning Team today. The tasks still include cleaning,but now of 300mm FOUPs. In addition, the entire carrier management has been added – without sufficient empty FOUPs, the processes in the fab come to a standstill.
He has not regretted that his path led him to this place after graduation. The team he works in is very diverse and he appreciates that. Even though he knows that the “chocolate side” of diversity can be experienced at Globalfoundries. Because the best of the best in their fields work here.He hopes that in the future there will also be opportunities to enable refugees to enter the workplace, so that employers can show that they are taking on social responsibility. And that is also what drives him as a person, and in many different ways: He has remained closely connected to the Protestant church to this day. He was active for many years on the church council of his parish. And that is by no means his only voluntary position. For the CDU, Tobias, who lives in Johannstadt, has been a member of the Dresden-Altstadt district council for a number of years and is thus involved in the life of his district in many ways. And his GF colleagues also know him as a very committed contemporary who stands up for the interests of the employees and especially his work contract colleagues at the Wascher. He wholeheartedly supports the introduction of a collective bargaining agreement at GF in the spirit of collective bargaining partnership within the framework of the social market economy. Diversity at Globalfoundries also means allowing diverse opinions and thus living diversity and benefiting from it.