Meet the crew: Levin Van Uytven

Hi! My name is Levin Van Uytven and I have been working for Buroform as a digital printer for more than six years now. In addition, I am an avid cycling fan. Especially on weekends you can always find me riding my bike!

At Buroform, I am responsible for…

“I run the digital printing department. That is, I operate and maintain our digital presses, such as the HP Indigo 7900, Versafire, 3D Varnish, iEcho,…. I am responsible for the entire digital machinery and everything that comes with it.”

I got my job at Buroform through…

“During my training for ‘digital print operator,’ I did an internship at Michiels Printing Company at the time. Not much later, Buroform took over the company and I joined the new story.”

My morning ritual is…

“I bike to work every morning. I wash down that trip with a glass of water and an oatmeal bar. Then I put on Top Radio and the day can really begin.”

What people don’t know about my position is….

“Many people assume that I just put the paper in the machine and operate the buttons, but there’s a lot more to it. It’s a very technical job. Even the maintenance I do completely by myself.”

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My proudest moment at Buroform is….

“Buroform has acquired several printing companies in recent years. Over time, all the printing presses of those companies have moved to Mechelen. When I was appointed in charge of the new digital department, I found it quite a recognition. I won’t soon forget that moment.”

What I like most about working at Buroform is….

“Undoubtedly the family atmosphere. The bond with the other colleagues is fantastic. But also the freedom you get as an employee. I can work in a very independent way here, which gives me the feeling that I can do my job completely to my liking.”

If I hadn’t become a digital printer, I would have…

“Perhaps I would have done something in construction. I am technically inclined. Electrician, cabinetmaker, floorer or technical draftsman for CNC machines: they are all jobs that appeal to me. But I am very happy with my choice now. The graphics sector is a very interesting world with lots of opportunities. With Buroform, we also offer a very wide range of products, which also makes my job constantly varied.”

“When I was appointed in charge of the new digital department, I found it quite a recognition. I won’t soon forget that moment.”

On weekends you’ll find me…

“Anyway, on the bike. I’m a member of WTC De Rupelian, a cycling club with which I ride just about every Wednesday. But also on weekends you can often find me on my pedals. I also regularly go running at the clay pits of Niel, a beautiful nature reserve. Apart from the sporting, I like to go for a pint with friends or enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch on the market in Antwerp.”

The best career advice I have ever received….

“‘Steal with your eyes.’ If you keep a close eye on everything, you learn a lot. I also take regular courses and workshops. That’s how you keep learning and developing yourself. It’s the best advice I’ve ever received. Otherwise I wouldn’t be standing here now.”

HP Indigo 7900 Level 2 training. The slightly more technical parts of maintenance can now also be done by me!

Would you like to be part of the #buroformcrew? Then take a quick look at our job openings and there might be something for you. See you soon!