Tiago Matsui, Manufacturing & Quality Intern
What are your roles/responsibilities at Delphi Technologies?
I am in charge of updating and?creating a variety of process documentations like Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA’s), Standard Cell, Control Plans, PFD’s, job instructions, and inspection instructions. Also drawing and implementing new devices, and?inspecting?and changing current processes in assembly lines. I sometimes help fix failures in the process or components.?
What are your interests and?activities outside of work and school?
Outside of work and school, I spend my time playing on my PC with my friends or watching anime. One of my main interests is to learn other languages because it is very interesting to gain knowledge of other cultures, to see how people think and act. I am able to meet so many different people through gaming online. It’s truly amazing.
What is one interesting fact about you?
I think the most interesting fact about me is my ability to speak English. Most people think I learned it with long and hard training in classes, but before I started English classes, I was already pretty good at it as I basically learned it through gaming, reading story texts and interacting with people online. Because of that, I took classes?to know how to read online English texts and also to talk with my foreign friends while playing together. Sometimes even people who live in the U.S. and Canada compliment my English and have said my English is better than theirs, grammar-wise.
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would you go and?why?
If I could go anywhere that I wish, I would definitely go to Toronto, Canada, or anywhere near it because I think Canada is?an interesting country. Even though I’ve never been before, I have a great curiosity to know its culture and meet new people there. I also have a friend there that I’ve known for eight?years and trust so well that I consider her my true sister.
What does your typical day look like??
My day at work consists of updating process documentation. Sometimes I have to give support to the assembly lines when there are problems, and those days are often hectic because we need to solve problems immediately. When there are changes it gets crazy, too, because every change needs to be documented and it falls to me to record those changes in the process instructions!
What has been the biggest takeaway from your experience thus far?
I think the most important thing that I have learned here is how it feels when you put into practice everything you have learned in theory from school. Because this is my first job in my life, there were many things that I did not know about engineering like quality tools, manufacturing process, clients strictness, etc. I didn’t even know how to use some tools to solve real problems, but now I get?the base idea of their purpose.
Where is home for you and how did that shape your upbringing?
For me, home is close to my family and friends. I spend most of my time online with friends and with my family going out or just staying at home. It’s helped me to always improve and?learn things fast as the online world is always full of new things. Gaming also helped me greatly on learning English as I am pretty confident in?my abilities to speak, read and write in English and it makes me want to be the best in all I do.
What has been a challenge faced during your internship?
In some cases, I had to take the initiative and learn things on my own. Also the area I work in is totally different from what I study at school, which makes many things a lot harder.
Any tips or advice for future interns?
The best advice I could give for future interns is to always seek new things and to never stop doing something just because people tell you to do. It is your own knowledge and if you stagnate, work will never be fun! Always keep searching and asking people for new activities and responsibilities, that way you can always keep moving forward, discovering new abilities and reaching for greater heights. Also, always try to help people out because I think that one of the best things Delphi Technologies gave me was?the connection with my team and people from other areas. It really helps your search for information. Finally,?never go for?good quality, always try for the?best.
What’s next for you or your career goals?
What I want to achieve in my life is to gain more knowledge about automation and go for work in that area?because I like to develop, think about solutions and make the work easy for everyone around me. Automation is a complex thing that I always liked to work with. You get to know so many things and see how detailed everything is.?I will certainly look for a job and focus my career on this.