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Manufacturing Department, Manufacturing Section 2

Name : Tan Sheng Yong
Position : Engineer
Date Joined : 21.05.2011
Field of Study : Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Hobby/Interest : Gym, basket ball, reading

My name is Tan Sheng Yong and will be 25 year old this year. I graduated from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) with a first class honours degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. I started my first job with TMSB upon finishing my degree.

I would like to gain more technical skills and field experience during plant commissioning. Hopefully that we will be able to startup the plant in a short period of time to increase the rate of investment so that the company can contribute to shareholders, employees and local development. Thereafter, I hope that we can ensure the stability and continuous operation of the plant through effective DCS (Distributed Control System) control. I wish to become a Mechanical Engineer in the near future and be involved more in engineering design which is related to the plant process.

At the beginning of our industrial training in Japan, there was a communication gap between the Japanese superiors and Malaysian trainees. The trainees usually communicated in English during training and consequently, the Japanese superiors asked the Malaysian trainees when there was uncertainty about English vocabulary and technical jargon used in the plant. As the time passed, the Japanese superiors became able to communicate well with their Malaysian subordinates.

We were assigned to work in the Samalaju site which is located 60km away from Bintulu town. All the workers muster at the designated point every morning and are taken to the site by bus which takes 70 minutes drive.

I spend my free time swimming and playing basketball with my friends every weekend. If there is a holiday, I visit places of interest in nearby Bintulu.

If I am not employed by TMSB, I might work as an engineer dealing with repeated routine probably in factories which will be less challenging. However, working under TMSB is a big challenge for me because it is not easy to operate a Polysilicon plant and to master the processes. I hope that I can succeed in developing my career development with TMSB.

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