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Quality and quantity connected

To produce large quantities of products with high quality is a requirement in the production for key customers of First Sensor. As a quality manager, Caroline Stollberg is familiar with the associated processes and keeps a watchful eye on possible defects in production. In an interview, she shares the demands of her job.

Why does quality management play such an important role in production?

At First Sensor we highly value excellence, which can only be guaranteed if the quality is right. Excellence can be found everywhere in our daily work and goes beyond securing the quality of individual processes. The intention behind all quality activities is therefore to continuously improve business processes and minimize errors and risks in order to deliver excellent products. Therefore, I try to involve all departments at my location in relevant quality issues in order to awaken an understanding for them and jointly achieve the company's objectives. Because quality concerns us all!

Which topics do you most frequently deal with when it comes to production?

Due to the increasing demands of customers and standards, the maintenance and upkeep of the integrated management system takes up a large part of my work day. This includes, for example, keeping the documents for the individual processes up to date, carrying out audits or accompanying them and implementing new or changed requirements internally in order to maintain certificates. As quality manager I support the respective departments in interpreting the requirements and provide the necessary documents internally.

What training have you completed in order to fulfil this complex role?

I have been working at the site in Berlin-Weißensee for 17 years now. I started with an apprenticeship as a microtechnologist and then worked for nine years in the field of assembly and connection technology. In 2012, I began a correspondence course in quality management, which I successfully completed after two years. Immediately afterwards, thanks to the support of my managers, I transferred to the quality department. Through further training, I was able to expand my title and am now a quality manager with the additional roles of environmental management and HSE officer. HSE stands for health, safety and environment. This includes all health, safety and environmental requirements imposed on the company by the environmental standard 14001 and the legislator.

Do you also deal with regulations concerning personnel issues?

Yes, I do. I also advise and train employees on quality and HSE issues.  Occupational safety, health management and environmental protection must not be underestimated in a modern company. The employer has to comply with many laws from which measures for the workplace are derived. In quality management, we help to ensure an overview and thus also the implementation of these measures. This can involve such simple things as the purchase of the correct ladders.

What do you particularly enjoy about your work?

I can manage my time flexibly. The flexitime model at First Sensor makes it easy to combine work and private life. I am given trust in my work. For example, I can make decisions and implement ideas. This motivates me and gives me security in my daily work. In addition, my tasks require my involvement in various processes at different levels, which gives me the opportunity to work more closely with many colleagues.

Thank you very much for the interview, Mrs. Stollberg!
Company
First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems and part of TE Connectivity. In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Our goal here is to identify, meet and solve the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor solutions early on.
Investor Relations
Our investor relations activities aim at raising the international publicity of First Sensor AG and at consolidating and extending the perception of our share as an attractive growth stock. This means we keep our online communication transparent, comprehensive and continuous in order to enhance your trust in our share.
Tailored Solutions
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Competencies
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Career
Innovation, excellence, proximity – these are our values, our ambition, our drive. Anything less is not an option. Our sensor solutions stand for technical innovation and economic growth. As such, they form the basis for the development and application of new technologies in almost all areas of life. We aim to shape this future together with you.

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