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Occupation Plant Technology Diagnostics Business 
▶job description
Department Tsukuba Plant (Ami Office)
Joined the company Joined 2021
University Department Bioresources


April, 2021 Assigned to Production Department, Production Section III

Daily schedule


Tell us why you decided to join SEKISUI MEDICAL.

When I started looking for a job, I did not have a clear goal in mind, such as "I want to contribute to medicine" or "I want to help people." Since I couldn't narrow down what I wanted to do, I had interviews in a wide range of industries, including equipment manufacturing, food, and finance, in addition to the pharmaceutical industry, which was related to my major in genetic research, and I was able to receive numerous job offers. When I think about it now, I regret that I might have been annoying as a job hunter. The reason why I chose Sekisui Medical was because I felt that the "atmosphere of the employees" suited me. Since this would be a place where I would spend a longer period of time than I had in my entire life, I gave priority to comfort. In addition, I felt that the fact that I could try a variety of challenges from a young age was also an attraction of SEKISUI MEDICAL, which was one of the reason I decided to join the company.

Tell us about your current job and what makes it interesting and challenging.

I am currently working at the Tsukuba Plant (Ami Office) in Ibaraki Prefecture, where I am in charge of the production of diagnostic reagents for use in tests using large instrument used in clinical laboratories and large hospitals. Since the process I am in charge of is a small compared to the production process of other products, I am not only in charge of general manufacturing tasks such as adjusting and filling products, but also planning and creating production plans and inspecting the quality of the finished products. In addition, I may also be in charge of research work to advance the process of commercialization, so I can be involved in almost every process from the beginning to the end of product development. There is a lot to learn, and I often find it difficult, but the fact that I can experience so much is very appealing. I never cease to encounter new things every day, and I work on my duties with a fresh mind set every day.

Things I'm glad I did when I was a student

When I was a student, I challenged myself to do many different things. I have had countless experiences in sports such as softball and archery, part-time jobs in coffee shops and as a cram school teacher, hobbies such as traveling and scuba diving, and sometimes drinking all night. One of my most memorable experiences was when I decided to try skydiving after the final exam and planned a trip abroad on the spot. "When you're a student, you have a lot of time, so enjoy it to the fullest!" You may often say that, but I think it is really true. As I became a working adult, while there were more things I could do, there were also many things I could no longer do. The memories and experiences with my dear friends are my own personal assets that cannot be replaced by anything else. There were times when I made mistakes, but all of them have led me to where I am today. If you feel like doing something, make a plan immediately and take on the challenge. Experience what you can only do now as a student, gain many insights, and use them as your strength for your future.

What are the points you feel proud of your office?

"Ami Premium Outlet" is within a 5-minute drive from our office. One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to drop by there by myself after work or have dinner with my colleagues.

How do you spend your day off?

I have just started cycling. Ibaraki Prefecture has a very rich environment for cyclists to enjoy, and there are many things to see on a bicycle, such as "Rinrin Road" and "Tsukuba Mountain"!