My journey with Smiths Interconnect began in 2006. I was one of the key members involved in setting up Smiths Interconnect’s semiconductor test product manufacturing capability in Suzhou. Three years later, in 2009, I was assigned to take charge of the G2 system master item maintenance for Suzhou. As a Senior Industrial Engineer, I now lead Site Continuous Improvement and a team of three industrial engineering coordinators (IEC).
I am incredibly proud of my achievements and the years of hard work and study that have led me to this point.
I was born in the country, in a remote part of China and I must be honest, before college, I knew nothing about engineering. After passing my college entrance exam, I was drawn to the field of Automation and spent four years on a theoretical course. Having completed the course, instead of moving into automation, I began my first job on the production floor as an Assistant Industrial Engineer.
Whilst I was very excited about the job, I had to learn a lot from scratch. But I was determined to follow this career path. So, after a lot of hard work and embracing learning through experience, I qualified as an Industrial Engineer a year later.
More recently my role has focused on Lean principles. I picked this up very quickly by taking advantage of my rich production experience and engineering background. I earned my Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the National Quality Association in 2016 and a Black Belt from the Smiths Excellence System Academy in 2018.
Smiths Interconnect is a forward-thinking company. We’re constantly looking to maximise efficiencies in our processes and I deeply appreciate all the ways in which Smiths has given me the chance to learn and grow.
I always believe I can do a good job if I am given a chance. If I am faced with a challenge, I like to turn the situation around so it drives me to grow.
I will not stop learning – it is how I’ve got to where I am today. With learning we can achieve anything – making the impossible possible!