The best in freight: Steve, the versatile railwayman from Mainz

Ein Mann guckt aus der Tür einer Lokomotive.

The best in freight: Steve, the versatile railwayman from Mainz

When all strengths are utilised.

Steve Wiktor knows his employer like the back of his hand. He's been working for DB since 1996, when he began training to become a train driver in Halle. It was an eventful time in a Germany that was coming back together. During his training, he was advised to move to the former West Germany. That's how he came to Mannheim in 1999 and ended up working throughout southwestern Germany. After a stint in locomotive planning at the DB Cargo Control Center in Frankfurt, he switched to single wagonload transport in Mainz in 2017. He still works in single wagonload transport today, but now back in Mannheim.

Driving, planning, photography

"I used to get paid to drive, now I get paid to plan," he says with a wink. "Of course those are two completely different things, driving and planning. I want to use my expertise to contribute to the company's success." In the marketing department, for example, because Steve is also an ardent photographer. 


"It's nice to capture in pictures what you work on yourself," he says, adding that it makes him proud when the company uses his pictures for public relations purposes. "I've been through a lot of reorganisations. I want to do my part for the company, and I hope to work for it until I retire – happy and healthy."

DB Cargo, a versatile employer

At DB Cargo, there is nothing in day-to-day work that is exclusively the province of men. The corporate culture is based on equal opportunity, appreciation and respect, with diversity playing an important role in day-to-day work with people and in employee recruitment. As an employer, DB Cargo offers all people – regardless of nationality, gender identity or age group – a working environment where everybody is treated equally, and it supports everyone in attaining their personal goals.