This is my job
Research and development of magnet materials
I develop the magnet materials used in devices such as small size motors and sensors.
As temperature's rise a magnet's magnetic force decreases, however, I am working on the research and development of powerful magnets that maintain their magnetic force with minimal loss even at high temperatures.
That’s why I love this job! Recount your happiest moment
After finishing my initial training when I had only been with the company for 4 months, I was assigned a development team.
The theme was "improving the strength of materials," and I was able to decide myself how to carry this out.
Reading the relevant literature and reference materials and consulting with my boss when in distress, I decided on a direction for the team.
I was also able to attend academic conferences and lectures.
Being challenged gave me a sense of responsibility as well as satisfaction, which made me really happy.
This is it! The reason why I chose this company
Because this was the field I was interested in
While I studied chemistry at graduate school, from the time I was an undergraduate I was interested in metals. For my laboratory assignment, I chose the inorganic chemistry lab out of the desire to be involved with metals even if just a little. I was introduced to this company by my professor and, after being attracted to its line of work, decided to join.
What is your biggest failure that you can now talk about?
For the theme I was given, I had been conducting experiments using a certain method, however, I misread the reference materials so the experiments were not proceeding very smoothly. After that, I talked with a college professor who had been carrying out experiments with the same method and was able to resolve the issue. As the problem in the end resulted from misreading the literature, I deeply regretted wasting so much time due to such an elementary mistake.
Since then, if I suffer a setback, I make sure to retrace my steps and reevaluate the situation.