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Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
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Having non conform items from suppliers.
I found a defect that was being ignored by operates, they reasons why they missed the defect but figured some else would that care of it.
Because of the presents of asbestos unsafe to the workers.
We were doing RMS scans on out facility and the NDT Tech informed me that the readings on out main production line were very low. We've followed this up with manual UT and found that the readings were below the min. Required thickness. I have discussed this with my line manager and Terminal Manager and they agreed to shut the plant in to perform repair works on the line.
I have had to stop rents for a bad inhabitable property.
Not happened to me to make a decision of shutting such work or production.
In the lab where we make glass one of the machines caught on fire, and we had to shut the lab down for two days to get the machine replaced.
I shut down an assembly line when I discovered that the welds on the under bodies of vehicles were not correct. Saved the company hundred of thousands of dollars.
If there is really big quality problem which will lead to loss of defameness.
When the production line was short staffed and other tests were not done..I stopped the line took back the units to be reworked.