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Mountwest to host industrial reliability seminar

June 28, 2016

Mountwest Community & Technical College will host a two-hour seminar discussing industrial reliability at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19. The presenter, Robert L. Fischer, P.E., is the principal consultant with Fischer Technical Services.

The seminar, titled “Using High-Tech Maintenance to Achieve 99% Reliability”, will provide an overview of the process one maintenance department used to take a 250-employee, eastern Kentucky, chemical plant from “fighting fires” to world-class reliability in four years.

“The integration of new technologies and craft-driven training produced results that turned out to be far greater than the sum of the parts they put together,” said Fischer. “If your maintenance team is always running full speed but not achieving desired results, or if the team is continually addressing the same problems, join us for suggestions that could help turn the operation around.”

Fischer speaks from 40 years of practical experience in defense electronics, manufacturing plants, continuous-process chemical plants and refineries. He has worked in all phases of plant maintenance – from 10 years of carrying tools to over 12 years managing plant engineering and maintenance in a 2,000-employee manufacturing complex. He has developed successful predictive maintenance and craft training programs that provided thousands of hours of training and mentoring to maintenance craftsmen and engineers. He has also instructed technical courses at three colleges and co-authored electrical & instrumentation textbooks. Fischer has been authorized to organize maintenance training events and conduct certification exams for the International Maintenance Institute.

This event is free and open to the public. It is intended for plant managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, maintenance supervisors, reliability engineers, maintenance technicians and craftsmen. To register, request a registration form by emailing Ted Triplett at Continuing education certificates will be awarded to pre-registered participants who request them. There is a $20 fee for 2 CEUs.