Working with Passion for Engines!

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When your organisation empowers you to do more, every day at work is a challenge to do something bigger! That’s exactly what happens at Mahindra AFS!

Journey and Early Days

I used to work in the projects team at Indore. After working there for about 4 years, I felt like getting some shop floor experience. My passion for engines drove me towards Mahindra AFS. When I was pursuing my studies in Hyderabad, many of my friends had already started working for Mahindra and for me, it had always been an aspirational organisation to work for.

I happened to apply for a position which I found extremely interesting and after multiple rounds, I was finally selected! Apart from my passion for engines, the reason for joining Mahindra was that my friends and family were in the same city. It’s been 2 unbelievably awe-inspiring years with Mahindra AFS and I am glad I chose to become a part of it.

At my previous job, the scope of growth was limited. Whereas at Mahindra, I was given an opportunity to handle all three divisions – machine shop, engine assembly and testing. It was a big responsibility but the organisation has always empowered me to face challenges with a valiant spirit.

Challenges and Opportunities

There was this time when I was asked to set up Central Expense and Tool Stores (CETS). This was something novel to me and clearly a challenge. However, I decided to face it and accepted no limits! The real challenge for me was to operate the CETS. In 2015, M_DURA engine shop started producing their first engine. Our team was supposed to procure expensive tools for producing engines. No one had the experience of using expensive tools in a city like Zaheerabad. To get a better understanding of this, we visited the Igatpuri plant since they already have a great engine making experience. We closely worked with them and set up our own CETS.

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The same expensive tools that were required for making engines are now being stored in our CETS! We are still working on its complete stability but I think we have done a commendable job as a team. Maintaining such an inventory was a learning experience for me. Moreover, it was appreciated by my seniors and teammates. I still consider it as one of my achievements.

My Mahindra Experience

Mahindra is also a great platform for recognition. Our team participated in the Mahindra innovation award which is a great platform to showcase innovations. We didn’t win the competition but we made it to the top 10 teams and I think it was a great achievement in itself!

If there’s one thing that I love about Mahindra AFS is that the people here are not only passionate but systematic too. My teammates are supportive and I enjoy working with them! The dedication I see at Mahindra is something I’ve never seen before!

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