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26 | July - August 2017 | Q: What professional certifi- cations have you attained? A: I am certified as a Level I Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT I), Level II Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA II), Category II Machinery Vibration Analyst, Level I Airborne/ Structure Borne Ultrasound, and as a Certified Maintenance and Reli - ability Professional (CMRP). Q: Are you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? A: I plan on continuing to strengthen my skills in root cause failure anal- ysis and failure mode and effects analysis to help move our site into the precision operating realm by eliminating defects. Q: What's a normal work day like for you? A: We have a daily production/main- tenance meeting at 6:30 a.m. where production and maintenance personnel discuss the events from the night shift and the maintenance plan for the day. I provide input on current predictive maintenance (PdM) findings and help prioritize work orders for that day/week. The mechanics clock in at 7 a.m., and I attend a couple of their morning meetings per month to discuss precision maintenance and lubrication topics, as well as to listen to the issues that preven- tive maintenance (PM) mechanics are having with equipment. I try to stay out of the day-to-day issues of general maintenance activi- ties and stick to the big-picture view of asset reliability and precision maintenance/lubrication. At times, I work hands-on with the mechanics when work orders relating to lubri- cation or precision installation are scheduled. I always like to be there to explain why this work needs to be done and how it will help us achieve our business goals in the long term. It is important to me to be visible and out in the plant whenever possible so I can keep a finger on the pulse of the plant and see first-hand the issues that the mechanics are facing. I then take those issues and In four years at the Mosaic Co., Clay Allen has already held three positions at three different mines. His current role is as the mechanical reliability engineer at the Four Corners mine, which is the company's largest phosphate mine and one of the largest producers of ore in the world. Allen's focus on lubrication began after transferring from operations to the maintenance department nearly two years ago. As a reliability engineer, he is responsible for all rotating equipment and has discovered that if it moves, it needs some type of lubrication. Allen Strives for Precision Lubrication at Mosaic GET to KNOW Name Clay Allen Age 28 Job Title Mechanical Reliability Engineer Company The Mosaic Co. Location Bradley, Florida 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 Lubri- cation magazine? Nominate yourself or fellow lubrication professionals by emailing a photo and contact informa- tion to

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