"We bring the latest electronics to the test track!".
Electro mobility brings many changes - also for automotive mechatronics technicians. Sebastian Stephan is well prepared for the new requirements: The 24-year-old is one of the first automotive mechatronics technicians at Mercedes-Benz to complete his training with a focus on system and high-voltage technology. He now applies his know-how in the start-up factory in Sindelfingen in order to bring the latest technologies to the vehicles and the test track. In his interview, Sebastian Stephan tells us why he loves working very closely on the development of the next generation of electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz - and how he obtained his apprenticeship.
Sebastian Stephan taught himself basic mechanics in his home workshop by tinkering with his scooter. After leaving high school, he turned his passion into a profession: He started his training as a vehicle mechatronics technician at Mercedes-Benz, and was one of the first trainees in Germany to specialise in system and high-voltage technology. Following his apprenticeship, he initially worked in the in the rework department in production, ensuring that all the electrics of newly produced vehicles worked perfectly, and developed to become an electrical specialist. Today, he installs newly developed systems in test vehicles at the start-up factory in Sindelfingen, and is therefore closely involved in the mobility of the future.