How would you describe yourself?
I feel I am a hard-working and patient kind of guy. I like to be quite organized. I strive to make the best for my customers.
How did your journey with Nilar begin?
I was looking through the paper and saw a job posting by a consulting company needing employees. This was in a different location, Gävle, but that was appealing to me because I could move closer to my girlfriend, now fiancée. We had only been able to see each other every few months at that point. I interviewed and when I was confident that I had the job, I went back to my old job to resign.
How would you describe your position?
We just had a company reorganization, so my current job is quite new. I make appointments with customers and do system inspections as well as assist customers with troubleshooting. It involves a lot of time on the road, maybe 4-5 days, since many of our customers are located throughout Sweden but my weekends are very free. It will take time to adjust but I do like being able to travel around more. With more time in the car, I tend to mostly listen to radio on these drives or have my phone hooked up to make calls to feel more efficient. Audiobooks are a possibility, but, perhaps, I am old fashion since I prefer to turn the pages of a book.
What do you feel is the most common misconception about your role?
I think it is that I can solve all problems. I have learned a lot of new ways of working with my new role and had gained a lot from my past experience in system design, but not every problem has a direct solution.
What motivates you?
If we are talking about in a general sense, I am motivated to work because I need to pay bills. But who doesn’t? I do feel Nilar has a unique product and seems to be best suited for homeowners and large housing complexes. I believe we will be competitive in the future.
Early mistakes that you learnt from in your career?
I think I was less communicative when I was younger. Now I am much better at this. I am more informative about what I think what we should do and am able to help better in planning. I suppose this comes with age.
Your favorite book or genre?
I mainly like science fiction and fantasy. I started with Tolkien books. The movies were also very engaging. I am excited to see what they do in the new series that is going to come out soon, The Rings of Power. I am also a fan of George R. R. Martin. The Game of Thrones series was a great read. The TV series was also good for a time, but I think they pushed the end too far and too quick. I would have definitely seen it differently.
What do you do in your free time?
My fiancée and I do a lot of gardening. We have a decent greenhouse developed, maybe 30 square feet, where we are growing tomatoes, chilis, beans, cucumbers, and paprika. I hope to install a heating unit in the future so that we can perhaps use it year-round. It’s enjoyable to be outside when I have downtime. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and playing computer games
What’s the best thing about working at Nilar?
It is exciting to see the progress; there have been a lot of updates in the production cycles. When I started, the assembly of batteries felt quite slow; we had a low production volume. It is exciting to see how all things have come together and raised the level and speed of production.