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Linzhang Yuan

Batch & Furnace Supervisor at Zhanjiang Plant

Could you please describe your job in detail?

My main job is to assist the Batch & Furnace Manager to manage operations and maintenance of all equipment in batch and furnace, and to assist in hot repair and cold repair of refractories. I am responsible for weighing qualified raw materials and send it to the furnace silo according to the formulation requirements, including cullet recycling process.

The furnace department is responsible for the chemical reaction of the mixture, high temperature melting refining and homogenization, to provide a stable, high-quality glass liquid to the hot end workshop. I assist in the entire process to strictly follow the requirements of the glass melting process. I assist also in the replacement and repair of refractories, reducing the impact of worn refractories to extend the lifespan. I am responsible for testing the furnace and feeder temperature and gas smoke oxygen content, regularly report of Batch & Furnace production data to the Managers, in order to facilitate the manager to master and understand the production dynamics and make corresponding adjustments according to actual situation.

Are there any achievements that you are particularly proud of since you joined the company?

I have been working for SGD Pharma for the last 27 years. I have strong feelings for the company. The plant was built in 1992 and I participated in the furnace overhaul in the 2000s. I then contributed and managed the furnace rebuilding in 2007 and 2015 as well as the partial rebuilding in 2018. I feel honoured and proud to have contributed to the growth and expansion of SGD Pharma.  

Is there anything specific that you like in your working environment that you would like to share?

I am particularly grateful that our company has provided more and more development opportunities for our employees in terms of professional improvement, operational skills and personal growth. I am also grateful of the trust from the management for the frontline technical team.