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Machinery Lubrication November-December 2021

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40 | November - December 2021 | www . GET TO KNOW Name: Cody Evans Age: 34 Company: ExxonMobil Location: Houston, Texas Evans Improves Lubrication Processes Cody Evans is a Lubrication Engineer at ExxonMobil. He services Houston and the surrounding area by assisting customers with questions and improving their processes. His years of experience combined with his knowledge of lubrication allows him to provide valuable insight into reliability and lubrication issues. Q: What is your name, age, title, company name and company location (city and state)? A: My name is Cody Evans. I am 34 years old. I am a Lubrication Engineer for E x xon Mobi l ba sed in Houston, Texas, and supporting customers in surrounding cities, including Beaumont. Q: How long have you worked for your company and which positions have you held? A: I started at ExxonMobil as an intern over 11 years ago when the headquarters were in Virginia and have since held various positions. Following my internship, I transitioned into a full-time role in Wisconsin as an Industrial Sales Engineer, mostly covering paper mills, power plants and mining. I then went on to support south Houston down to Corpus Christi, Texas as a Senior Sales Engineer covering many of our larger nationa l-sized accounts. Four years ago, I started my current role as a Lubrication Engineer and was given the opportunity to support our largest petrochemical customers, as well as our own Baytown and Beau- mont Chemical Plants and Refineries. I was later invited to be a Global Turbine and Compressor subject matter expert and am currently the team lead for that group while in my current role. Q: When did you get your start in machinery lubri- cation, and how did it happen? A: I was recruited out of college. I studied Chemical Engineering and worked as a power tool mechanic to pay for schooling. The combination of formal and informal education helped me transition seamlessly into machinery lubrication. After formal lubrication training and onboarding with Exxon- Mobil, I started my deeper dive on the job. Q: What types of training have you taken to get you to your current position? A: Coming into my current position, I participated in a formal onboarding which included a fou r-mont h training program. Now every year, I take different trainings to continue my education a nd re c eive c ont i nu a l mentoring on the job. Some of my more memorable trainings have been AGMA gear failure analysis, SKF bearing failure analysis, CLS preparation training, Motion Amplification, as well as severa l on-t he-job-tra in- ings with energy efficiency measuring, borescope inspec- tions, mechanical seals, mist systems, etc. ese trainings were taught by experts in their fields. My preferred learning style is to self- teach or have personalized discussions with specialists. I love reading technical papers, owner's manuals and published articles. And I know the value of connecting with field experts at different companies and asking them to share their knowledge on something they are truly specialists in. Q: W hat 's a nor ma l workday like for you? A: e majority of my day involves answering ques- tions and solving problems, and my goal is always to help people improve their processes. Customers are troubleshooting issues or trying to understand require- ments for a machine, and I am helping them with those needs. These are usually 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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