Meet Our People

Ms. Pathamawadee Tonpim

HDD Section / Started work from 2003

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What kind of work do you currently do?

As an assistant supervisor in the Production Department's HDD Section, I am currently in charge of managing the product inspection staff and packaging staff, and am also in charge of process management. Every day, I have to think about which tasks need to be given top priority on the basis of the shipment schedule, and then set targets. If any staff members encounter a problem, I work with them to come up with a solution. Depending on the nature of the problem, I sometimes ask the quality management division to work with us. I am also involved in giving new staff training on the measurement instruments that we use, such as transfer jigs, seal machines, microscopes and magnifiers. Besides that, I attend meetings that are held in the HDD Section as a whole or in the different sections responsible for each of our customers.

Since joining Thai Dai-ichi Seiko, what kinds of experience have you gained and how have you grown?

I have been working for Thai Dai-ichi Seiko from graduation all the way up to the present. When I joined the company, Thai Dai-ichi Seiko was still in Bang Phlee, and I was a member of the staff who inspected parts according to instructions from a leader. Later on, I became a leader and my responsibilities increased. They included staff management and also listening to problems brought up by staff and reporting them to my superiors. Then after I became a foreman, I also started to learn about inventory management and the SAP system. And now I have become an assistant supervisor, and have had lots of opportunities to learn about things like how to work effectively according to a system or plan, how to work together with other divisions, and so on. Moreover, I also get opportunities to learn about new technologies and methods. For example, I didn't used to know how to use a computer, create a document, send an e-mail, or search for information, but then I learned about them through training, and became able to work more efficiently. Among the new things I learned were how to use the barcode system, QR codes, and x5 and x10 microscopes and magnifiers. Besides these, I also had the opportunity to learn about quality management systems. Now that I have become a supervisor, I have become someone who organizes education and training.

Comments about the company.

When Thai Dai-ichi Seiko was in Bang Phlee, there were only 30 employees. We were all like a family or like brothers and sisters, and had no problems working together. We could talk to each other about anything. After we moved to Amatanakorn, we started using more tools and machines, and we have all grown, but our feelings haven't changed from how they were back then. I think that this is because Thai Dai-ichi Seiko was flexible about responding to changes in the corporate culture and in the business. Besides of course quality and safety activities, Thai Dai-ichi Seiko often also conducts new activities for its staff, such as safety and health activities, events for Songkran, and company trips. The staff at Thai Dai-ichi Seiko are like brothers and sisters who can talk about and discuss anything with each other. Management often communicates with us in order to share company matters, and I feel how much they care for the staff.

Ms. Pim Talabngern

HDD Section / Started work from 2000

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What kind of work do you currently do?

As a supervisor in the Production Department's HDD Section, I currently manage the inspection staff, create all the work plans and manage the inventory. First, I receive a plan, then I check to see how many parts are to be received from customers every month. In order to let the staff know what work they are going to do, I work with the leaders of each process to create a work plan. In my department, we inspect the entire inventory, sort the NG products from the OK products, and ship the OK products in accordance with each month's delivery schedule. If there are any problems, I either solve them within the department or by working with other departments. Staff also come to me for advice.

Since joining Thai Dai-ichi Seiko, what kinds of experience have you gained and how have you grown?

I have been working for Thai Dai-ichi Seiko since we were in Bang Phlee. For my first two months, I worked as a member of the inspection staff. During that time, I was lucky to be given an opportunity by the company to participate in three months of training in Singapore, where I learned about things like work procedures, inspections, measurements, NG-FG sorting, specification checks, and how to read drawings of HDD mechanical components that Thai Dai-ichi Seiko handles. After I returned to Thai Dai-ichi Seiko, I made use of the knowledge I'd gained to work with greater ease and accuracy. Later on, I was promoted to leader. I had even more opportunities to learn, and my responsibilities increased. At first I was in charge of creating and directing the plans for the inspection staff related to a particular product. After being placed in charge of a product for a particular customer, I was able to learn about even more parts. It was very difficult because the parts for the customer were different from other parts in that their specifications were more detailed, and also because the system had been created very precisely. Consequently, I had to work with other departments more and more. I frequently spoke with the assembly, quality management and molding divisions, and was also in charge of the export and import of parts from the parent company in Japan and from group companies in Singapore.

Comments about the company.

In this company, I noticed that everyone works like a family. The warm workplace, where everyone is like a brother or sister, is a very nice atmosphere to work in. This feeling has not changed since I first started working here. We all support each other not only within the same department, but also across departments. Management cares about the staff, and I feel it when they communicate with staff, during company trips, and so on. On company trips, management has a good time together with the staff. Management is very close to the staff, and all the staff members know all the members in management. We are a medium-sized company: not big, and not small either. There is no need to compare our company with other, bigger companies. This is because our company's business is very stable. If you're satisfied with this point, there's no need to go to another company. I like this company, and I'm going to keep working here.

Mr. Kla Kaengbuan

FA Department / Started work from 2001

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What kind of work do you currently do?

Currently, I am working as a senior supervisor in the First Article Department. My main job is to test new molds that are delivered from customers or group companies. I create test plans, check the external appearance and dimensions, and summarize the results and report them to the people in charge or the customers.

Since joining Thai Dai-ichi Seiko, what kinds of experience have you gained and how have you grown?

I have been working for Thai Dai-ichi Seiko since 14 years ago. Back then, I was an inspection operator. After about two years, I was promoted to engineer and was assigned to inspecting the production line. At that time, I was in charge of assembling molds and producing products, so I sometimes had to work nights, but I was able to learn about the machines, and even learned how to repair them. About two years later, I was promoted to foreman and got the opportunity to learn about management, including staff management. Then three years after that, I was transferred to the First Article Department, where I work now. I was very lucky to have been able to learn about so many processes. For example, I was able to learn about, and understand, the work of the operators and of the people in charge of material preparation, and to learn about and understand work inspections, machine repairs, and work involving molding and first article techniques. This meant I was able to grow quickly. The majority of the techniques I learned had to do with machines. When I was a new recruit, the machines still used an old-fashioned hydraulic system. Later on, Japanese staff introduced new technologies to the company and the system changed from hydraulic to electric. I can still remember what it was like when this happened. At the time, I was able to get some training on the more technical ways to use the machines from an engineer. Recently, work related to hard disk drives had been transferred to Thai Dai-ichi Seiko from Japan, and I was able to learn about automatic machines, as well. For me, this is the latest knowledge that I have learned from an engineer from Japan. Through working with people from other countries, I have understood that I have to learn about how there are a variety of work methods.

Comments about the company.

Thai Dai-ichi Seiko is not a big company, but there is no problem with working here. Everyone works as though they were brothers and sisters. We have built a wonderful, cooperative relationship through which we can discuss things with each other even if we aren't in the same department.

Ms. Supattra Prameped

PC Section / Started work from 2011

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What kind of work do you currently do?

I am currently working as an officer at the forth rank from the bottom in the Production Control Section. My main work is to receive requests from customers, create production plans, and then create shipment plans, in order to deliver the products in accordance with the delivery deadlines, keep in touch with everyone involved, and check with the customers. Besides these, I issue invoices and various other documents.

Since joining Thai Dai-ichi Seiko, what kinds of experience have you gained and how have you grown?

Thai Dai-ichi Seiko is the company I joined first after graduating. I am a new recruit, but thanks to the education I have received from my leaders, I have had the opportunity to learn about many procedures and systems. Not have I learned only about the company's systems, but also about self responsibility, new technologies, communicating using e-mail, how to use SAP programs, corporate culture, the company's rules, how to move work forward, how we help each other, and so on.

Comments about the company.

Thai Dai-ichi Seiko is not a big company, but everyone getting working closely together on a lot of activities as a team is our corporate culture. A large amount of training is offered to staff, in accordance with their level. We help each other out, like brothers and sisters. Management always cares about the staff and listens to them, and leaders also really care about their staff from the heart. Thanks to this, we are able to work efficiently and with peace of mind.

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