Kai Zhao gets to live in his hometown of Zhangjiakou, yet broaden his horizons by growing and developing in an international environment.
‘As a Quality Engineer in the Variability Reduction Team, my job is all about analysing deviations and solving problems. A deviation might be incoming material that does not meet the specification or a problem with our process. And then we have to find a solution to problems that come up. I love to practice my logical thought and enrich my knowledge. This is a very creative and satisfying job. ’
Collaboration and problem-solving ‘What’s great about Aurobay is that I never feel unsupported. My manager and team are always there for me. If a problem is too big, I can ask for help. We put our heads together and collaborate to make the right decision. Here, we do important work. But there is little stress. It’s the ideal environment. ’
International exposure ‘Before I joined Aurobay, I held roles in R&D and Process Engineering. Both of these come into play with the job I do today. For example, several times a week, I jump on calls with Swedish R&D colleagues to discuss solutions to problems that we are having. They are very open to my experience and the extra dimension that I bring. ’
Growth and development ‘At Aurobay, I learn from the people around me – and from the experiences I’m having. For example, my university education and previous roles were focused on combustion engines. Now I am working with both electric motors and combustion engines, and developing knowledge in how to deal with them. This is the perfect place for me to grow and develop.’