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Machinery Lubrication May June 2016

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Q: What types of training have you taken to get to your current position? A: I have taken a Kepner-Tregoe workshop and several online classes that have helped me better communicate and manage the team. To improve my technical skills, I have completed Noria's machinery lubrication training, a bearing failure analysis course and a pump system design course. I am also certified in the Festo Pneumatic System. In addition, I have participated in several kaizen workshops at Kimberly-Clark. Q: Are you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? A: I am currently scheduled to attend the project management training offered by Kimberly-Clark. I will continue working and interacting with our well-skilled master technicians to sharpen my skills. Q: What's a normal work day like for you? A: Normally my responsibilities are mixed between leading and/or supporting capital projects at different Kimberly-Clark mills. I also support the reliability team, focusing on managing a world-class lubrication program here at the mill. Q: What is the amount and range of equipment that you help service through lubrication/oil analysis tasks? A: We estimate having more than 3,750 pieces of equipment for oil analysis, ranging from oil tanks and pumps to high-viscosity gearboxes. We also have a variety of elec- tric motors that we need to lubricate. Q: What have been some of the biggest project successes in which you've played a part? A: I provided engineering support for the rebuild at the mill in Chester, Pennsylvania. Salem Manages World-class Lube Program for Kimberly-Clark GET to KNOW After working at a tissue-converting plant in Beirut, Lebanon, Jad Salem came to the United States and began his career at Kimberly-Clark's tissue mill in Fullerton, California. He soon transitioned into his new role as a mechanical lead engineer on the rejuvenate and improve (R&I) team. As an R&I engineer working on capital projects, Salem received a request from the reliability team to build a centralized lubrication room for the mill and to improve the overall lubrication process from the time new oil enters the mill to the time it exits the facility. He is currently finishing the last part of this new lube room project, which will result in the organization of tools and materials into labeled and color-coded storage locations as well as kits that contain just what is needed to perform a task. Name Jad Salem Age 32 Job Title Mechanical Project Engineer Company Kimberly-Clark Corp. Location Fullerton, California Length of Service 4 years Be Featured in the Next 'Get to Know' Section WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT "GET TO KNOW" section or know someone who should be profiled in an upcoming issue of Machinery Lubrication magazine? Nominate yourself or fellow lubrication professionals by emailing a photo and contact information to 34 | May - June 2016 |

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