Excited by Engineering

PEME’s James Maile and Laurie-ann Smith are supporting the IET’s Young Professionals Community initiative to help young people in the engineering profession network.  They are shown at a recent meeting of The Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC).

The Institution of Engineering and Technology  (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 160,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. The Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC)  is an international committee with representatives from nearly all of the IET’s Boards and Committees.

James Maile is an Engineering Team Leader, working on one of PEME’s Maintenance Outsourcing  customer sites.  He leads a team of technicians responsible for delivering the PEME developed Maintenance Plan.  James has recently registered as an ‘Eng Tech’ through the IET and has entered this year’s IET Technician of the year award.  James hopes to join the YPCC and was invited to get involved over a weekend event.  James said “I loved it, I am excited by engineering and I enjoyed networking with like-minded young engineers”.

Laurie-ann Smith is a PEME Reliability Engineer and carries out Reliability Improvement projects on critical machines that are vital to an entire production line; in an environment of high volume, intensive production.  She was awarded the IET Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices (2011) and in November 2013, won the Institute of Asset Management’s (IAM)  NxtGen award for her contribution to the implementation and development of Asset Management and her potential within this field.  Laurie-ann currently sits as an appointed member of the IET’s Membership and Professional Development (MPD) Board and acts as the MPD Board representative for the YPCC.