Breizelec, world leader in agricultural electronic repair, is recruiting differently

Chateaulin. ZA of Penn ar Roz. At the end of the road, some 5,000 m2 of workshop and 500 m2 of office. The Breizelec company, specialized in the electronic repair of agricultural equipment, imposes in the landscape. Every day, more than a hundred packages, loaded with faulty agricultural electronic cards and units, arrive from all over Europe and even North America.

Initially, Breizelec worked mainly in electronic subcontracting for large groups such as Matra, Alcatel, or even Thomson. In 2000, the company was bought by Philippe Gastoud. Since then, it has specialized in the repair of electronic cards for livestock equipment.

A company that weighs

The business is doing well. Very well even. With a turnover of more than €15 million, which has been growing for fifteen years, it has established itself on the world agricultural repair market. “We are going to open a subsidiary in Sydney next month,” says Yann Coatmellec, commercial director.

Today, Breizelec, which has 160 employees (including 100 in Châteaulin, the others being in Canada), needs additional hands to support its growth. “It’s very manual work, we receive the parts with the description of the fault written by hand”, specifies the sales manager. Once passed to the test bench to be diagnosed, the electronic boxes are repaired before being sent back. A job where the robot cannot replace the man. “Each parcel that arrives is a new challenge,” assures Yann Coatmellec.

But like almost everywhere and in all areas, labor is scarce. “Electronic skills are rare to find,” says Sophie Quignon, HR manager.

A bet on the future

So the company decided to set up training (in collaboration with Pôle emploi, GEIO Industrie 29 and UIMM), remunerated, with a guaranteed CDI at the end! The objective is clear: to attract candidates, not necessarily graduates, but driven by a passion for electronics. “We are looking for curious, resourceful, clever, passionate people,” says Sophie Quignon. “We will thus look for other profiles that would not appear on their own,” explains Yann Coatmellec. Five people are wanted. “We favor quality over quantity, it’s an investment in the future,” says HR.

This one-year work-study program will begin on September 19. Learners will oscillate between theory in Brest and practice in the company. Upon completion, electronics technicians will obtain a joint metallurgy qualification certificate (CQPM). “It’s innovative in the way of recruiting! “, recognizes Sébastien Le Ny, adviser to the employment center of Douarnenez.


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Breizelec, world leader in agricultural electronic repair, is recruiting differently

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