Daily follow of quality problems which occur on the shop floor. As a QA engineer I am responsible for specific parts and systems on the vehicle and it is my job to ensure quality flowout with regards to my parts responsibility. On a day to day basis I will spend time on the shop floor viewing problems whilst also in the office having meetings with supplier to root cause and countermeasure any problems which have occurred.
I mainly work on projects which I have a good level of responsibility on. Some of these include database design, coding, IoT installations and mechanical designs. I have developed responsibility for the items I have implemented throughout the year and have supported other engineers and team members in day to day roles. Throughout the pandemic I have attended work every day and maintained a good level of communication with the shop floor, visiting around 1-3 times a day.
I really enjoyed my year placement at Toyota as I was constantly doing different tasks and my projects allowed me to work in multiple sections of the manufacturing plant. Every day was different and I was on my feet sorting problems out rather than being sat behind a desk all day. I also had a large amount of responsibility, which benefited my own personal development and improved my confidence.
I worked in paintshop as a trainee engineer. I was able to learn a lot on the job. All the tasks I was given were enjoyable and I was able to very independent in my work. I found the tasks to be relevant engineering experience. Overall it was a very enlightening year.
I really enjoyed working for Toyota. The main reason I applied for this placement was to make sure I would enjoy a career in the automotive industry. I got an insight to each step of vehicle manufacturing and managed my own projects. I have learned a lot of industry relevant knowledge and gained many soft skills
I really enjoyed it. not only did I get an insight I got the chance to work professionally and happily. it was not what I wanted to do straight away but that showed me that working can quickly get you from a to b as well as having a great time whilst doing work.
I've loved working at Toyota. I've really enjoyed the challenge and independence I had. What made it so much more enjoyable was that I was trusted to do jobs myself right from day one. That thought may seem scary but at Toyota there is always someone willing to help you if you struggle, and that's what is great about it- the people. Everyone is so helpful and friendly.
Right from the start, this placement gave me the opportunity to work on solo projects that had a direct impact on production. I had the chance to apply the technical skills that I learned in the first two years of my engineering degree at university and I was also able to develop my soft skills.
On the whole, I was dissatisfied with my placement. I found day-to-day I was working on quite menial tasks and despite the size of some of the projects I worked on, I felt that overall my part within them was insignificant and my own projects were those which had been left by others previous, this was most apparent when the work I had done was not to be continued after I left.
I have enjoyed it a lot so far, I am hoping to stay on after 11 months (the placement) to continue working on my project until mid September when I have to go back to university. I hope to come back after my third year at uni.