Interviews with Current Employees

Let us introduce some of our staff. Read about their work and what they think of it, their goals, their dreams, and the things they’ve overcome along the way.

Research & Development Div.
Joined the company in 2019

Research & Development Div.

What do you do?

Right now, I’m handling the university research laboratory. There is a shared laboratory at the university, so once a month I go there to perform experiments. I can’t share the details, but right now I’m running experiments on filters using stainless steel mesh.
Additionally, in research and development there is the basic research group and the applications research group, and they each have their own topics of research. We receive research requests from the sales team and we also assist our customers with their own research.

What’s the best thing about working for Asada Mesh?

People are close, and it’s easy to communicate. When there’s something I can’t do, I can ask my sempai without hesitation and get easy to understand advice. The way we are all connected is sweet and makes it a wonderful workplace. Also, we are constantly coming up with new things, and our drive to succeed is also one of the best things about Asada.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

When experiments don’t go well. Sometimes we get good results at the university lab, but when we try to perform the experiment again at the company, it fails. It’s all trial and error, and the results don’t come right away, so perseverance is key. On the other hand, as hard as it can be, the work is very rewarding. Personally, when an experiment I had been working on for a year finally went well, I was so excited I gave my boss a high-five. I will never forget that feeling.

Why did you choose Asada Mesh?

I have a master’s in chemistry, and I wanted to work in research. And I hoped to work in Kagoshima Prefecture, so when I found this job, I thought it sounded perfect. I had done an internship here, and had worked with Asada Mesh before, and already had a good impression of the company. I had absolutely no doubt about throwing my hat in the ring and joining the company. 

What kind of person is a good match for your job?

The best match would be someone with a strong sense of curiosity.

Our mesh is used in screen printing, sieving, and filtering, among other various things. Because of that, our research also covers a wide variety of topics, and we often find ourselves asking, “what is this?”, “how did i get this result?”, “what on earth is this?” We are surrounded by things we don’t know, therefore it’s very fun work for someone very curious. 

How do you spend your time off?

I go back to my family home and play with our cats, I read, and at any rate I use the time to relax and refresh myself.

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