Application Engineer Krutika Kothawade personifies the value of a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, equality of opportunity and talent.
Krutika joined Garrett Motion in 2018, attracted by a role offering end-to-end product development and close working relationships with world leading automotive brands.
“What I love about my job is its scope…being involved in every aspect of a project, resolving any issues and liaising with customers to ensure a successful launch. I have equal opportunity to contribute to activities involved during engine and vehicle testing that were traditionally done by men. This, and being recognized as the single point of contact from customer teams on behalf of Garrett makes me proud.”
Working at Garrett: An equal opportunity environment
What attracted you to Garrett?
“Before joining Garrett, I worked as a product application engineer for a hydraulics business, supporting OEMs across North America. This experience helped me add to my technical knowledge by improving my communications skills, so when the opportunity came to join Garrett, I felt ready to take on a new challenge.”
What excites you about your job?
“I love that as an Application Engineer, I get to go beyond engineering, to gain an in-depth appreciation of how our solutions support our customers’ engine strategies.
Seeing a vehicle on the road with a Garrett product that I worked on is very special. It gives me an immense sense of pride and is truly satisfying.
“This role enriches me. I’m involved in technical product issues, getting prototypes made and managing the validations that lead to launch. It’s a job that requires many competences – business acumen, relationship management, cross functional communication, project management, peer learning and interpersonal skills.
“And to see a vehicle on the road with a Garrett product that I worked on is very special. It gives me an immense sense of pride and is truly satisfying.”
A supportive culture where everyone can thrive, irrespective of gender, role or background
What do you like the most about working at Garrett?
“The culture here is very positive. Everyone is approachable, from my immediate colleagues to my managers…I know that advice and support is available should I need it. Garrett also has a strong focus on learning, both in terms of personal training and development and in constantly seeking to improve our application processes.
“I’m also proud to work for a company that celebrates equality of opportunity and diversity. This is a supportive culture in which everyone can thrive, irrespective of gender, role or background.”
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