Albert Quietzsch is not only an example of how diverse technical careers at Globalfoundries can be, but also how linguistic diversity can shape one’s own life path. He grew up in Dresden, but speaks French as a second mother tongue due to his family connection to France.
After graduating from high school, he also acquired his French-German translation license. This linguistic focus still helps him today to look at certain things from a completely different perspective. Later, he studied psychology with a focus on work psychology in Dresden. So it’s no wonder that his path initially led him into the field of human resources. He has been part of the Globalfoundries team since 2010. Back then, he started in the Human Resources (HR) Staffing department.
At that time, the main focus was on the extensive hiring of Maintenance Technicians (MT), Process Technicians (PT) and Manufacturing Engineers (ME). Two years later, he moved from HR to the Project Management Office (PMO), where he was primarily responsible for IT and technical projects with a coordinating focus. During this time, he had a lot to do with global colleagues from very different departments, who also supported him in finding his way in the new area of responsibility and, above all, showed him the value of diversity and different perspectives on a daily basis and enriched his work.
From the PMO, he switched to the CFM department, a diverse team with different nationalities. And, rather unusual for the semiconductor industry, there was a significant proportion of women in the division. Here, his responsibilities included coordinating defect inspection and analysis using various imaging techniques. Even then, it was clear to him that he wanted to follow a management career path. And because he has a wide range of interests, he changed areas again in 2017 and started as a shift manager in Etch.
He describes his management style as problem-solving; he expects his team to take a lot of personal responsibility, but also gives the individual the necessary freedom to do so. For more than nine months, he performed this function simultaneously in two shifts before returning to his regular team, Shift 1.
For him, diversity also means that there are very different types of employees within Globalfoundries who use different concepts to achieve their goals. Diverse in this context means different primarily in the sense of personal communication style. He takes great care to ensure that there is a diversity of characters in his team. Therefore, his employees include analytical and fact-oriented as well as communicative and harmony-oriented personalities – a diverse group. The commitment of the employees in his team proves him right.