My journey with Romar
Bing Jing - our longest serving employee
23 years and counting…
In 1996, Bing Jing joined Romar as an R&D Assistant Engineer. He was fresh out of university, after completing a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW. He’s still here to this day…
Why? He says it’s because of the fantastic company culture and interesting work.
“‘Everyone compliments each other with their skills and knowledge. We all work towards one goal, which is to make the business successful. This has contributed to my decision to stay for so many years.”’
So many opportunities - the benefits of a small company
At Romar, we pride ourselves on our positive work environment. Bing enjoyed the fact that he’s experienced a wide variety of engineering projects over the years. He says this is the benefit of working for a small engineering firm.
His first ever role at Romar was R&D Assistant Engineer under Managing Director, Neil Wilson. For the first few years of his career, he learnt tool-making from one of the best in the business. At this point in Romar’s business evolution, they were just a tool-making engineering firm.
Since 2012, Bing’s role evolved with Romar’s new business focus of silicone molding and micromolding.
From R&D Assistant Engineer, Bing moved to designing tooling used CAD software as a Tool Design Engineer. He held this role for 11 years, helping customers to design silicone and plastic tools for their businesses.
During these 11 years, the business expanded exponentially.From 12 people on the production floor to 50-60 during a large project. Romar became one of Australia’s leading contract manufacturers in the medical device space, with a focus on silicone micromolding.
He took on the role of Injection Molding Process Engineer. He also looks after the maintenance of Romar’s machinery.
Why stay at one company for so long?
These days, staying at one company for nearly 25 years is virtually unheard of.
For Bing, it was an easy decision to remain at Romar. He realised that he could gain more knowledge by staying in a business that allowed him to move roles.
He didn’t want to be pigeonholed into one speciality, which can often happen in larger companies.
Most importantly, he enjoys working at Romar. Job satisfaction is certainly important.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with the other staff at Romar because they focus on the goals of the customers. Everyone works together as a team.”
His favourite experience so far
Bing’s favourite experience so far was a project for a large medical device company during 2012-2014. He was responsible for upscaling the tool production to run 24/7 to keep up with the project’s demands.. He also designed all the tooling for production.
His ownership of the qualification, validation and production process was a huge career milestone for him.
Bing Jing is a highly valued member of the Romar family. His knowledge, dedication and hard work contributed to Romar’s exponential growth over the past 23 years.