Plant quality controller: the digitalization of a profession
Can you tell us about your job?
I’ve worked for four years as quality controller at the Pitesti assembly plant. My job is to check vehicle quality using a checklist. I note down the various inspection points to ensure compliant production. When I identify a defect, I feed back the information so that it is quickly remedied.
What aspects of your job have changed with digitalization?
I used to approve inspection points using a pen. For a year and a half now, I have used a smartphone to scan information and send it to the department. Having digital tools makes us more responsive and effective in quality control. When there’s a problem on the assembly line, I can quickly alert the retoucher or the person concerned to solve it. We are using increasingly modern tools, such as the monitor on the assembly line, which keeps us informed in real time of line incidents.
What are the advantages of these changes?
The digitalization of my profession saves considerable time and also facilitates communication between the various departments. Using a smartphone in my workplace hasn’t been difficult as I use one every day in my personal life. So the transition has been a smooth one.