Foshan Daily 2017-05-08
Technology is traditionally believed to be a male-dominated field, but Wang Weiping, a female senior engineer in CHIGO air conditioning technology center, has stood out from flocks of male peers as a master of technology. In terms of technology innovation, she does an excellent work as her male colleagues do and so far has several patents for inventions and patents for utility models. The products developed by her additionally won the Nanhai District Scientific and Technological Progress Award for several times, while she was personally awarded the title of Nanhai District Excellent Scientific and Technological Worker.
More importantly, she led the CHIGO technical team to manage to succeed in transforming and perfecting the CHIGO air conditioners in both domestic and overseas areas in 2016, setting the fastest record of achieving upgrade and replacement in CHIGO air conditioners.
(Wang Weiping introducing the CHIGO products.)
Bubbling with products and blueprints at work
A female senior engineer is supposed to be a super lady in terms of career. But Wang Weiping, a lady with long hair in a woolen coat, can hardly be linked with the term “super lady”. Wang said that she had no time to dress up herself for her career and family before 36 years old. But now she often goes to do yoga and jogging and spend time to be dressed up.
Wang Weiping came to Foshan CHIGO from Shenzhen 15 years ago and worked on the technology and development of household air conditioners. Her kid was still very young at that period. In order to give consideration to career and family, she had to bring her kid to kindergarten first and then went to work. If with any emergency at weekend, she often had no choice but to take her kid to the workshop by bike.
Wang Weiping added that, “It is necessary to be very concentrated on work as an engineer. When I am at work, my brain is always bubbling with products, blueprints and technical problems and no space for my family.” While working on some technical problems, she would get one thing in her mind and that was to solve the problem and sometimes she even had no time to have meal or drink water.
"Many people make phone-calls to her but call me Mr. Wang mistakenly,” Wang Weiping said, because in Chinese her name is easily considered as a male’s name. Engineers around her are almost all male. Some might be female, but they gradually switched the job. She is the only female while going out to have a meeting. She added that, “The mental pressure of working on technology and development is unimaginably huge, and the work requires a very strong capability to bear mental pressure.”
Nevertheless, Wang Weiping doesn’t feel any tough. She thinks that since she loves this job, it is necessary to have sacrifice spirit and whatever obstacles on the way to success, she won’t give in, because success belongs to those who never give up and keep working hard.
Overfulfil the quota 3 months in advance
Wang Weiping has already got used to the requirements of concentration and patience on work. She puts the “Craftsmen’s spirit” into practice. As a result of repeated model simulation and thoroughly tests, the team led by her had smoothly development six brand new series of cores for household air conditioners.
It is necessary to notice that it usually takes around 10 months for a new product to be on sale. However, Wang’s team overfulfilled the quota 3 months in advance, making the record of a shortest period to complete products’ development in CHIGO air conditioner with high quality to win the market recognition. In order to come to the market at the best time, Wang led the team to set up a detailed proposal to efficiently use the resources. It is common to work overtime till 10pm at night. Even in every August, the slack season, her team will still work overtime.
"The craftsmen's spirit for me is to work with your heart, which means working with carefulness, patience and perseverance," Wang said. As a designer, she insists to stand on consumers’ side to understand products. For instance, she consciously make consideration into the optimization of humanized operation and anti-fire.
Air conditioners have gradually been publicized in the rural areas, but the rural environment is relatively worse while some insects may go into the machine which may results in a short circuit or even a fire. Wang told us that a fire was usually caused by these unconventional operations. However, CHIGO aims at decreases the rate of a fire to the lowest under these unconventional operations, which can meet the consumers’ demand, win their trust and finally get the market quotas.