Sigit Kamseno is an employee who pursued his way up from the bottom. He started working at DAHANA on January 25, 2011 with his first placement as a mechanic at the Tenggarong Jobsite Project. Owing to his persistence in working, Mr Kamseno is now trusted to be the Operations Supervisor of General Mining Division (DTU) 1 of PT DAHANA.

There is no doubt about Mr Kamseno’s love for DAHANA. He has been in service for thirteen years. During that time, Mr Kamseno always devoted his energy and thoughts to advancing DAHANA in accordance with his duties. His love for the Indonesian explosives mecca company is also reflected in the way he named his two children.

Mr Kamseno named his first child after Dahana. The full name of his first child is Dahana Ning Kinasih, which means ‘beloved Dahana’. Meanwhile, his second child is called Syailendra Februhandaka. He took the name ‘handaka’ for his close attachment to DAHANA. ‘Handaka’ comes from the words ‘handak’ and ‘ka’. ‘Handak’ is short of ‘bahan peledak’ which means ‘explosives’, while ‘ka’ is for ‘Kasongan’, a site where Mr Kamseno was assigned when his second child was born.

“The DAHANA company was established in October 22, 1966, and Dahana, my first child, was born on October 7, 2011; coincidentally both are in October. My wife gave me the name, because I had previously agreed that if a boy was born, I would give the name, if it was a girl, she would give the name, under the condition that the name Dahana be used. Then, a girl was born, and was named Dahana Ning Kinasih,” explained Mr Kamseno.

Mr Kamseno wished that when the children grow up, they will become pious and devoted people to their parents, nation and state. He also hoped that his children can serve at PT DAHANA, succeeding their parents, and becoming part of the people who help PT DAHANA grow.

“Actually, it’s just wishful thinking. I’m not expecting anything more. What is certain is that I hope they would be good children with good characters and become a pride of their parents and other people around him, and most importantly be obedient in worshiping God the Almighty,” said Mr Kamseno.

Mr Kamseno’s journey with DAHANA started with his friend’s information about the vacancy at DAHANA. He then prepared himself and sent his application to the DAHANA Jakarta Office on Jalan MT Haryono. Not long after, on that day very day he was immediately tested for his mechanical abilities by the test team.

At the Ricobana Abadi site, Mr Kamseno’s position gradually hiked to a senior mechanic and was then offered to become a professional contract employee with the position of Assistant Supervisor and is now the DTU 1 Operations Supervisor.

“I am grateful to my co-workers and leaders at the site who have assessed me positively allowing me to reach a position like this. Without all of their help, it would certainly be difficult for me to get this position,” added Mr Kamseno.

He also admitted that one of the biggest challenges he faced is that he gets nervous every time he is about to board a plane. Meanwhile, as employees who are often stationed in remote areas of the country, airplanes are the most effective transportation to reach their place of assignment.

“That’s why I’m always uneasy when I’m going on leave from site or returning to site. I can’t help being nervous. The more I travel by plane, the more scared I become. But with the intention of working to support the family in and as a form of worship. Therefore, I go submissive, hopefully I can reach my destination safely,” he said.

At DAHANA, Mr Kamseno, who called himself old generation, admitted that he was technologically illiterate. He had some difficulty keeping up with developments in information technology. However, under his supervisor’s patience, he was able to finally force himself to learn about using email and procedures for managing accommodation and leave that had adopted IT developments.

“I used to frequently bother my boss. He was willing to tell me and teach me how to use the e-mails and sent messages via e-mails, and so on. I hope that DAHANA will progress further and become king in its own country, and develop in the international market, so that it can have an impact on employee welfare,” concluded Mr Kamseno.