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Machinery Lubrication May-June 2017

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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40 | May - June 2017 | Q: What types of training have you taken to get to your current position? A: Most of my training has been provided by the manufacturer of the equipment or supplier of the machinery used at the site. Some lubricant suppliers and lubrication equipment manufacturers have offered training as well. I also attended Noria's Industrial Lubrica - tion Fundamentals three-day course. Q: Are you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? A: My plan is to keep improving my lubrication skills through training and the use of new technologies. The Level I Machine Lubricant Analyst certification is on my list. It's not enough to just read a sample report; the physical data, metal concentra - tion and additive weight information is valuable for equipment integrity. Q: What's a normal work day like for you? A: A normal day is 10-plus hours of Joseph Waterhouse began his career in machinery lubrication while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard a buoy tender. As a maintenance fireman, he was charged with the lubrication of the ship's propulsion shafts and testing oil and grease for viscosity, fuel and water dilution. Currently at Cloud Peak Energy's Cordero Rojo Mine, where he has worked for 17 years, Waterhouse has helped to improve the mine's lubricant handling and lubrication management systems. Before the mine's new lube building was established, the area where lubricants were stored was dusty with water leaks and poor door seals. Dirty funnels were also in use, which resulted in dirty oil. Now the mine has a clean, organized space and labeled transfer containers so cross-contamination of oils and greases no longer occurs. Waterhouse Imparts Lubrication Best Practices for Cloud Peak GET to KNOW Name Joseph F. Waterhouse Age 60 Job Title Reliability Technician Company Cloud Peak Energy Location Gillette, Wyoming Length of Service 17 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

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