Employee Stories

Employee Stories

Masaru Takagi, Quality Assurance Department

My job is to ensure that the performance of our new products, current products, and shipped products meets our customers' demands.
For example, when an abnormality occurs it is my responsibility to react quickly to contain it, to find its root cause, and to enact countermeasures to prevent it from happening again. Additionally,
another important role for Quality Assurance is to work to improve quality and prevent abnormalities from occurring in the first place.

Shinya Ooki, Product Development Department

As a member of the testing group, I am responsible for evaluating the performance of advanced development items.
My involvement with developing new products includes verifying and evaluating parts from new equipment. These products have never been manufactured before, so there are no results and we have to do daily trial-and-error studies.
As an overseer of newly-developed products testing, I am also responsible for explaining the results of our experiments to customers when they visit our headquarters.

Kaori Sakai, Product Development Department

I am responsible for product development as a CAD/CAE operator.
I design products using a computer, and use computer simulations to analyze those products to see if they satisfy requirements.
I was not very good at science or mathematics when I was a student, so I didn't major in this field because I couldn't see myself doing this type of work.
I never thought the day would come that I needed to use the lessons from my math and physics textbooks. Now I wish I had studied harder (laughter).

Rikiya Ishikawa, Production Department

My job is to improve production lines using the Univance Production Way (UPW). I work in the UPW Group who oversees kaizen activities meant to improve production lines' productivity and quality.
Although our kaizen activities are mainly related to the Production department, we also have daily production activities that require us to collect data on bottle-neck processes in order to find problems and work together to create better production lines.
It is essential for us to collaborate with other departments to advance our kaizen activities, so I also coordinate schedules and set up meetings with the parties involved.

Guantong Zhou, Human Resources Department

I am responsible for payroll in the Human Resources Group. An important part of my job is to ensure that all employees are paid on pay day. Naturally, I have to make sure that everyone is paid on time.
Additionally, I have to be very careful in my calculations because a mistake would not only cost me the confidence of other employees, it also affects government duties, such as taxes.
I am generally a carefree person, but I try very hard to make everyone happy. Through my work, I hope that I will develop better attention to detail (laughter).

Maulana Muhammad, Engineering Planning Department

I am responsible for process design.
When I design a layout for a process, I select the most appropriate machining methods to manufacture products, determine production capacity, and consider a product's flow within our production facility. I also coordinate the procurement of manufacturing equipment and accessories.
I am currently designing a new type of assembly line which will be added to existing assembly line in our Thailand plant.
I have actually visited the Thailand plant to prepare for line modification and production.