Welcome back to our China feature “Meet our Team” where we introduce employees at Rheinmetall Automotive China and their personal Rheinmetall Automotive story.
We proudly present to you Lihua Guo, Production Team Leader. Find out how she grew professionally together with our large bore piston plant in Kunshan and how Rheinmetall Automotive China supports not only her work-, but also her personal life.
I am Lihua Guo and I am a Production Team Leader at the Rheinmetall Automotive large bore piston plant in Kunshan. I joined the company as a fresh graduate of the vocational training center in Shanghai in 2012 in the role of junior operator. That was about the same time the new plant in Kunshan was founded. I still remember the machines coming into our production site and being installed one by one. Since then I have witnessed every step of the development – and grew professionally together with our business. With time I steadily grew from junior operator to intermediate and finally senior operator. After my maternity leave, I started to work as a leader of my own production team. Now I also supervise and help younger employees with less experience to improve their work and handle their mistakes. Due to the long shared history, I feel a deep emotional connection with Rheinmetall Automotive and our pant in Kunshan. The company feels like family to me.
The General Manager of our plant visits the shop floor every day. He is a warm and friendly person, paying great attention to the shop floor safety and cleanliness, which also has a great impact on the company's culture. This is also the reason why our plant is a good place to work for women in production. Moreover, the colleagues in my team get along with each other really well. On “Family Day” we even get to bring our children to the plant to show them where we work. I like these kinds of employee activities very much.
I value highly that Rheinmetall Automotive takes the welfare of its employees very seriously. The company not only offers a competitive salary but also takes care of reliable insurance services, to just name one of the additional employee benefits. This makes me feel save and respected.
All in all, I feel very lucky that I found an employer who supports both, my work- and personal life.