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Spirits of earnestly handling products

Spirits of earnestly
handling products

Hiroshima Plant,
Special Purpose Truck Division

Mr. HADA

Special Purpose Truck Division Mr. Hada

Spirits of earnestly handling products

Hiroshima Plant,
Special Purpose Truck Division

Mr. HADA

The first job he had after he joined the company was the assembly of mass-produced dump trucks. Mr. Hada mentioned that "I had to complete one truck at a pace of 6 to 7 minutes, and I had trouble keeping up with the speed at the beginning." Although he was under tremendous pressure that the post processes would be affected by his mistakes and delays in the work he was doing, he mentioned "I thoroughly learned the basic skills because of such difficulties." Subsequently, he was assigned to the assembly of refuse compactor trucks till today. Mr. Hada, looking back at his early days said "I was lost by the difference from dump trucks, because most of the refuse compactor trucks are custom made, and there are so many parts to be attached." "Although I made a lot of mistakes when I was young, each time I made a mistake my superiors helped me by teaching me the correct method or giving advice. I am still working here today because I was able to utilize such experience." The experience gained through the earnest dealing of the products in front of him, became the foundation of him becoming a craftsman.

Currently, as well as carefully watching the overall assembly process as a Assistant manager, he is also engaged in the training of younger employees. Smiling, he said "I focus on conversing with everyone to create a comfortable working environment. I am looking forward to seeing these younger employees develop." Looking back when he was young, when his superior changed his failures into learning, he said "I would like all the younger employees to improve their skill level by taking on new challenges without worrying about failing, to increase [new ideas] as engineers."

Moreover, Mr. Hada never forgets that "customers are always on the other side of a product." Strongly, but in a quiet tone he said "what I hate most is roughly done work." What is in the mind of the creator naturally shows up in the quality, and the customer also notices. "I always focus on handling my work carefully." This is what he would like to pass on to the younger employees the most. "Currently, we have many orders and the manufacturing site is staying busy. While customers are waiting for their products, we intend to deliver products as quickly as possible. However, when we have many orders, I want all of us in Hiroshima Plant to devotedly work on each product while thinking about the customers." Mr. Hada will continue to devote himself to the single truck in front of him today as well, while thinking about the customer waiting for the product.

Work Partners

Tester, digital camera and mobile phone

Based on the spirit of "taking responsibility in the quality of the product he assembled," the tester (upper right) is used to check if there are any defects in the electrical systems, and the digital camera (lower) is used to record the defects in parts. He always carries a mobile phone (upper left) so that "he can get advice immediately when something happens, make adjustments or take quick action."

Work Partners
Longing for a Senior Craftsman

Longing
for a Senior Craftsman

Longing for a Senior Craftsman

Mr. Shimoishi (left in photo) who is engaged in painting of the refuse compactor trucks in the same department as Mr. Hada, mentioned that "I'm usually in the paint booth, and work away from Mr. Hada who is mainly located in the assembly site. Since Mr. Hada gives me accurate advice on any matter or question, I can concentrate on my work comfortably." Mr. Hada has great confidence in Mr. Shimoishi because he does careful and high-quality work. He works in a severe environment where the temperature becomes remarkably high in the summer. Mr. Shimoishi mentioned that "I always try to perform high-quality painting as quickly as possible." He continued on saying "as well as improving my skills, I would also like to expand my human network inside the company through active communication in the future, so that I can be trusted by everyone like Mr. Hada." The thought of a craftsman "handle the work carefully when you are busier than normal" is certainly being passed on to the younger generation.