Meet Gabriela Fernanda Mattia, one of many Brokk operators

Published 4/3 at 11:54

In the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gabriela Fernanda Mattia, a 45 year old mechanical electrician technician with a postgraduate degree in safety and industrial environmental control, is making waves in the demolition industry.

Gabriela is well-known within the industry, and not just because of her signature bright pink helmet. For the past decade, she’s been a vital part of Grupo Mitre, spending the last four years as a crawler excavator operator, and three as an expert Brokk operator. 


How it all started

Gabriela’s journey with Brokk began with a hands on approach. “I asked my boss to work solo with a Brokk 70 (the smallest of the Brokk fleet), and through a willingness to learn, asking questions, and common sense, I quickly progressed to operating a Brokk 110 as well,” recalls Gabriela. In January 2023, she earned a global certification under the guidance of Joakim Johansson, a seasoned Brokk service engineer. 


Speed, versatility and power

Operating Brokk demolition robots is particularly enjoyable for Gabriela who praises their seamless blend of speed, versatility, and power. “It’s always a pleasure to operate a Brokk. It’s very simple,” said Gabriela.  The unique features of Brokk robots, such as their ability to fit into confined spaces and operate remotely for added efficiency and safety, make them stand out. “The job possibilities are countless,” Gabriela notes. Flexibility is a game changer for Gabriela’s efficiency on the job. “In a productive morning, you can demolish numerous meters of chopped concrete,” said Gabriela. 


Precision meets quality

Precision and control offered by Brokk robots play a significant role in the quality of Gabriela’s day to day work. “The precision and control obtained with a Brokk are more than favourable. It allows you to perform super delicate and intricate work,” said Gabriela.  Comparing Brokk robots to traditional equipment, she highlights the freedom they provide. “With a Brokk, you can go anywhere and with the necessary power.” 


Nothing is impossible

For Gabriela, operating Brokk robots is not just a job, it’s a feeling of empowerment. To those considering a career as a Brokk operator, Gabriela’s message is powerful. “To all the women worldwide, nothing is impossible; with effort and dedication, everything can be achieved. Opportunities exist and seizing them is crucial. As the first female demolition operator in Argentina, I believe we could be many more.” 

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