James Maile is the latest PEME engineer to be awarded, by the University of Manchester, a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management.
James leads an Asset Care team providing Plant Maintenance services to an international food manufacturer in East London. He joined PEME in August 2013 having completed a mechanical apprenticeship with Crown Packaging and has since gained experience with PEME in several sectors with a mix of engineering and team leader roles that have allowed him to develop and use his Plant Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Reliability Improvement skill-sets and experience.
To earn his PGCert, he has completed the first year of a 3-year distance learning MSc degree in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management. This is a critical field of managerial and technical importance to PEME and our manufacturer partners. It is estimated that 10% of annual typical Plant cost is spent maintaining assets. Maintenance costs influence competitiveness and this allows Asset Care Managers, like James, to make a major impact on improving the productivity of our client’s assets and their profitability.
On receiving his certificate, James said “I have enjoyed improving my Reliability and Asset Care knowledge and using techniques learned in real-life situations to benefit our clients Plant. I have learnt many tools including Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Criticality Assessment and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Asset life cycle management has been one subject I have found particularly engaging and one which will be advantageous for our Asset Care contracts”.
Following the award of his certificate, PEME Associate Director, Barrie Robinson, said “James has demonstrated real commitment in gaining knowledge and skills by completing the first year of this course and this, along with the beneficial impact in his workplace, justifies PEME’s investment in him, by sponsoring his place on this prestigious course. He should feel proud of this achievement and we wish him well as he progresses on the second year.”