Young Employees of the Perm Engine Company named top professionals in Perm

Young employees of the Perm Engine Company (PMZ) and related enterprises have taken top place in the third competition for professionalism among young Perm tradesmen, “Workers — be proud”. The results of the competition were announced at an awards ceremony on November 30 in the meeting hall of the Perm City Duma (assembly).

The professional contest, which took place at the Perm Professional College ¹ 1, included 108 young workers from 33 enterprises and educational establishments. This year the competition was organized such that all participants were divided into two groups: “qualified workers” and “students and entry-level workers”.

The Perm Engine Company selected 20 people to take part in the competition, six more than in the previous year, and including entrants into each category — “Electricians”, “Lathe Operators”, “Mechanics”, “‘Machine Operators”, and “Supervisors”. But whereas last year PMZ employees only managed to take home one prize, this year they won nine.

In the “Supervisors” category, PMZ employees got 100% — Tatyana Unegova, a supervisor on line 60, took first place, Yekaterina Chirukhina, also a line 60 supervisor, took second, and Arina Vaseva, a line 35 supervisor, took third. Aleksandr Sadilov, an electrician on line 1, and Dmitri Mironov, a lathe turner on line 33, both took second place in their categories.

The best results went also to the engine builders in the “Students and entry-level workers” group. First place went to Konstantin Mashyanov, an electrician on line 30, Aleksandr Selyaninov, a lathe turner on line 34, and Artur Saitov, a mechanic on line 95. Nikita Kubatko, a machine operator on line 31, took second place in his category. All winners are students at the Professional College ¹ 1, and are doing their work placements at PMZ.

Alexey Mikhalyov, Perm Engine Company managing director:

"I am pleased that this city-wide competition of professional tradesmen, conducted by the mayor and the Perm city administration on youth policy, has become a tradition. It is very important for us, that the city authorities support industrial enterprises’ work to bring prestige back to the trades, and to improve our workers’ professional skills.

The nine prizes won by our entrants in the competition is a big deal for the Perm Engine Company. The decisive victory by our engine-builders shows that the professionalism of our workers is always improving. Our large-scale program of modernization at the plant, within which we are installing new equipment, streamlining production processes, and conducting training, is bearing fruit. And so we are looking ahead to achieving our primary goal — making products of the highest technical quality that stand up to all international counterparts.

The victory at the professional tradesmen competition is another significant landmark. Having achieved such high results, our engine builders must continue to work hard and defend their title in years to come.

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).