Like every shop at Nissan, Maintenance Technicians working in Unit Axle are actively encouraged to put their ideas forward for new, faster, and better ways of doing things to improve our processes. It’s this spirit of continuous improvement that ensures there’s always a new piece of equipment to learn and no two days are the same.
Weld lines in this shop build suspension parts for Qashqai, Juke and LEAF. These are subject to several manual and automatic processes, including robotic MIG welding, automatic dipping and a series of tanks that provide cleaning, etching, rust protection and a final paint coating which is then cured in an oven.
This multi-stage process requires a number of manual skills that support our balance between automation and our highly skilled team.
For Jason, there’s nothing more exciting than getting to work with the latest advances in automation technology such as Siemens TIA portals and receiving cutting-edge training in Mazak equipment. He enjoys the sense of achievement he gets from learning how to use a new piece of tech – especially when it improves how he does his job.