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40 | January - February 2020 | www . GET TO KNOW Name: Scott Briner Age: 55 Job Title: Preventive Maintenance Coordinator Company: Advanced Composites Location: Sidney, Ohio Length of Service: 5 years Briner Brings Experience to Advanced Composites Scott Briner began his career in machinery lubrication with the U.S. Army, setting up and leading an oil analysis program for a fleet of heavy-construction equipment, including bulldozers, graders, dump trucks, etc. He also was in charge of where oil samples were taken and was the leader over the program's results, ensuring all equipment benefited from the program. Now as the preventive maintenance coordinator for Advanced Composites in Sidney, Ohio, Briner brings a combined 36 years of experience to his role. rough the years, he has seen significant changes and improvements to his company's oil analysis and lubrication program. Q: What types of training have you taken to reach your current position? A: I have attended many courses related to maintenance and engineering during my career, including Noria's Machinery Lubrication I training. Q: What professional certi- fications have you attained? A: I have an industrial engi- neering degree from the University of Hawaii and am certified as a Level I Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT I) through the International Council for Machinery Lubri- cation (ICML). Q: A re you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? A: Yes, I want to obtain two more certifications: the Machinery Lubrication Engi- neer (MLE) certification and the Certif ied Maintenance & Reliabilit y Professional (CMRP) certification. In my career, I believe these certifi- cations will bring me to the next level of understanding and advancement in the lubri- cation field. I also am planning to contribute to Machinery Lubrication magazine, basing my articles on my 35-plus years of experience in preventive maintenance and engineering. Q: What's a normal work day like for you? A: I work as the preventive maintenance coordinator, over- seeing daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually and annually scheduled preventive mainte- nance (PM) tasks with a team of two PM team members. e PM program is scheduled off an internet-based system that I manage, adjust and process daily. I also work with my team daily conducting PM tasks to keep my PM skills and knowledge of the PM tasks sharp. In addition, I am in charge of our preventive maintenance oil analysis and lubrication program. Q: What is the amount and range of equipment that you help service through lubrica - tion/oil analysis tasks? A: Currently, 36 pieces of vital equipment are part of our oil analysis and lubrication program. These consist of plastic extrusion main gear- boxes and injection-molding equipment. To be in our program, all the equipment must have more than 20 gallons of oil. e oil capacities range from 20 gallons to more than 120 gallons. Q: On what lubrication- related projects a re you currently working? A: I am currently conducting an improvement case study on two different areas within our oil analysis and lubrication program. ese involve better oil storage and usage as well as how long to filter oils based on oil test results and particle counts. Q: What have been some of the biggest project successes in which you've played a part? A: One of the biggest successes has been reinventing Advanced Composites' oil analysis and lubrication program, with noted successes in oil usage, contamination, filtering, anal - ysis, record-keeping and carbon footprint within four 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 lubri- cation professionals by emailing a photo and contact information to

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