The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for engineers. The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award seeks to reward the very best female engineers that the UK has to offer, highlight the achievements of women in engineering and encourage others to enter the profession. One of our engineers, Laurie-ann Smith has been selected for this year’s final.
After leaving school, Laurie-ann started her advanced mechanical engineering Apprenticeship with PEME. During her apprenticeship she was awarded the PEME Special Recognition Award (2009), the College of West Anglia’s “Work Based Learning Apprentice of the Year” (2010) and the peme Apprentice of the Year (2010).
As a qualified mechanical engineer, Laurie-ann has joined the PEME Reliability department carrying out Condition Monitoring, utilising predictive maintenance techniques such as Thermal Imaging, Oil Analysis, Ultrasound diagnostics and Vibration Analysis.
As a Reliability Engineer Laurie-ann also supports our Plant Maintenance partners and will complete breakdown investigation on major failures suggesting corrective actions by applying Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) techniques.