Coffee break with Antoine Lecerf


Antoine Lecerf is an automation programmer. Having arrived at EverZinc in 2008, straight out of university, he now monitors the operation of machines in the Angleur plant on his control screen. Meeting with the “Big Brother” of production.

The role of the automation programmer may seem rather nebulous to many people. Can you tell us what your work entails?

My role is to programme automatic devices used in the process and the images that the operators rely on in their work. I often get support from the electrical department when there are failures to be resolved, but I can also take care of small improvements requested by the operators. I spend a lot of time monitoring output and consumption of energy, for both electricity and gas.

What do you like about your job?

What I like the most is the variety of tasks covered by my position. I work on many different projects at the same time and am constantly adding to my knowledge of electricity, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics.

Soon you will celebrate your ten-year anniversary at EverZinc. What do you like most about working for the com- pany?

In all positions, whether a person is a factory worker, salaried employee or executive, there is always an opportunity for development. My career path is proof: I was a maintenance electrician worker, and now I’m a salaried employee working as an automation programmer. I don’t plan to stop there, and I think that every person can say the same for themselves.


Tomorrow is the weekend. What do you have planned?

I generally spend Saturday with my family, since Sunday I have football. I play in third division and it requires a great deal of commitment!