Early, when hans schnos drinks his coffee and looks out the window "i know how the store runs", and in the evenings, he does have a chat with those who sail the rough waterways from the danube to the north sea every day. The man from limbach has been in the service of the federal waterway and shipping administration for 50 years, and in particular he is the head of the control center for the locks from viereth to ottendorf.
Officially, the head of the department, heinrich schoppmann, acknowledged the "excellent work done" by hans schnos and presented the certificate of thanks.
He remembers his first day on 1. September 1967 hans schnos remembers well. The 14-year-old's apprenticeship as a hydraulic engineer at the schweinfurt waterways and shipping authority (WSA) began on a floating dredger in schweinfurt harbor, where he had to help remove rust. But, he says with a smile, the weather was right and so were his colleagues – the cordial contact continues to this day.
In 1972 the civil service training followed, hans schnos came as a young man to all locks on the main between frankfurt and nurnberg on the main-danube canal. From 1974, he was a lock keeper in limbach, and in 1990 he became head of operations at the knetzgau lock.