Karl-Werner Schaefer

Mechanical Engineer

Karl-Werner is a top expert in mechanical engineering for any large-scale mining equipment in opencast mines. His expertise has consistently grown for 32 years, leading into the management team of the “Mining and Conveying Machinery” department. The experience in opencast mining equipment comprises e.g. belt conveyor drive systems, bucket wheel excavators, spreaders and crushers. The full responsibility for overhaul projects, permanent maintenance and repair including the planning and supervision of personnel (internal and external) and material has been part of his daily business.

Karl-Werner earned his Engineer Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 from the Technical School for Lignite Mining in Frechen-Bachem, Germany. 

What gives you most satisfaction in your work?

Optimizing mining projects all over the world with German technology and profound engineering know-how.

Why did you choose RWE TI?

RWE TI as a multinational company offers the opportunity to work with people from many different countries. I enjoy the teamwork and particularly the mutual sharing of expert knowledge within the company.

“You get your best solution!”
What it means to me:

Finding the best solution for your project is my job and this motivates me to the fullest.