On December 8 the Perm Engine Company assessed the results of the plant-wide professional competition among young industrial engineers.
The top 39 engineers under the age of 35 took part in the competition. All participants were split into two groups by function — the mechanical and mechanics-assembly engineers, and the assembly-line engineers. In the first phase, competitors answered theoretical questions, and in the second phase they had to work through a blueprint and uncover the flaws.
First place among the assembly-line engineers went to Konstantin Selivanov, the lead engineer on assembly line 51. The best results in the mechanical group was by Alexei Teplenin, head of line 33.
All competitors received mementos from the Perm Engine Company, and the winners were awarded cash prizes.
Dmitri Okoneshnikov, head engineer of the Perm Engine Company:
„This is the first time our company has run this competition for young engineers. But it will become a tradition, especially since engineers have always been and will remain one of the most important professions in the aviation industry. Efficient production depends specifically on the work of qualified, professional engineers.”
Perm Engine Company is currently undergoing intensive modernization of its production, and the company has been designated as one of the main partners in the program to create the next-generation ÏÄ-14 aviation engine. Because of this, the company is interested as never before in forming teams of young, highly-qualified industrial engineers. This competition, which allows young engineers to test their knowledge and measure themselves, and grants bosses the chance to cherry-pick the most talented young professionals, will become a key part in this process.
Perm Engine Company (PMZ) mass produces aviation engines for civil and military applications, as well as industrial gas turbine units for power stations and gas transportation.
PMZ is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.
OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies, founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (UEC).