Lina Santos works at MCG for seven years. She’s a MCG Automotive manufacturing worker and also a coordinating operator on the Tandem line when her Team Leader is not present.
“On the Tandem line we manufacture plates for car drum brakes. And we always have to guarantee the quality of our products, because these are safety parts”, explains the MCG Collaborator.
And continues: “we cannot think that we are doing that just for the sake of doing it. We have to think that these components will then guarantee the safety of other people in their daily lives”.
Here is our complete conversation with Lina Santos, who can also be seen in the video above:
Are you still learning at MCG?
When I joined MCG I started in the hydraulic machines, where the work is more manual, slower, and we have to put everything part by part, always checking the quality, of course.
Then, over time, I learned to run setups, regulate the machines, use sensors, define angles… More recently, transfer robots have been assembled.
In addition, we have the MCG B-Learning courses. We are always learning and the company is always updating these online training courses. Literally: if you don´t learn, it’s because you don’t really want to.
Do you have the opportunity to pass on your knowledge?
I always try to pass on my knowledge. That’s how operators begin to have more autonomy and more efficiency in their work.
And the more they learn, the more I trust them. In addition to making their job easier for them, it also makes it easier for me.
It’s great! It makes us proud when we see them doing the setup autonomous, without fear. It makes us happy at the end of the day.
Do you like what you do?
I like what I do, yes. It’s a dynamic production line that challenges me every day. And we are always learning, this in addition to the new projects that have been coming.
What is your biggest challenge at MCG?
Challenges we have every day. We have to know how to face them and have a strong pulse. Because if we are always afraid, then we don’t learn anything. We are always on the same level.
Anyone who has an open mind and wants to follow the company’s evolution must be ready for challenges. This way is how we can be happier in our workplace.
Your funniest story at MCG?
It was a few years ago with the founder of MCG. We were all focused on working and Sr. Manuel da Graça entered at the factory, I think in a golf car, I don’t even know what that was! It was a white car.
He was with his friends and what made me happy that day was that he came in and greet everyone in the company. He always did that: whenever he came to MCG, he always made a point of greeting all the operators.
And that made us feel good and cherished by the company. I think that are these little things that brighten our day at MCG.