Upcoming Live Webinars

El impacto de la certificación CMRP en el rol del ingeniero de mantenimiento y confiabilidad

September 23, 2021 at 2:00PM ET

Speakers: Maria Alejandra Martinez Delgado


El objetivo del webinar es compartir desde mi experiencia el impacto que ha tenido el certificarme CMRP en mi rol como ingeniera en el área de mantenimiento y confiabilidad, adicionalmente como esto aportó en mi etapa como emprendedora en la administración del negocio y mi desarrollo como consultora.

Maria Alejandra Martinez Delgado Ingeniera Mecánica graduada con honores de la Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, analista de vibraciones ISO CAT II/ASNT Level 2 y profesional certificada en mantenimiento y confiabilidad por la SMRP, con más de 9 años de experiencia en gestión de mantenimiento en el sector industrial, en comisionamiento y control de calidad en proyectos de puesta en marcha y repotenciación en el sector petroquímico y de generación, asesoría en tribología y confiabilidad e implementación de proyectos de industria 4.0 en el sector azucarero y papelero. Fundadora de la compañía IDC Ingeniería de Confiabilidad SAS, donde se desempeña como gerente de proyectos y lidera operaciones en Colombia, Centro América y el Caribe.

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Workforce Development Series #2: Women in Maintenance & Reliability

September 21, 2021 at 12:00PM ET


As the skills gap becomes a growing concern, Catherine Nielsen, control engineering technician, will shine a light on one unique solution: closing the gender gap in an effort to address the skills gap. During this webinar, the discussion will feature insight about why women are underrepresented in maintenance and reliability

From the first-hand perspective of a woman in the field, Nielsen will combine her personal experience as a manufacturing technician and updated, empirical research to explore causes and solutions for the gap in gender diversity. By encouraging the presence of women in maintenance and reliability, the field can expand its pool of future practitioners, simultaneously closing the gender gap and the skills gap.

Speaker: Catherine Nielsen 

Catherine is a control engineering technician at BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal & Turbo Systems in Asheville, NC.  Previously, she worked for Innovative Solutions of NC and traveled stateside as a Rockwell Automation systems integrator.  Catherine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics and a Master's Degree in Engineering Physics from Appalachian State University.

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Also, before you join this second webinar in SMRP's Workforce Development Series, click here to watch the first webinar in the series (Workforce Development Series Webinar #1: The Maintenance & Reliability Skills Gap Event). Read more about the webinar at the bottom of this page.

Workforce Development Series #3: Apprenticeship Program Case Studies


October 26, 2021 at 12:00PM ET


In 2017, like many manufacturing facilities, Southwire Company was experiencing first-hand the effects of the maintenance and reliability skills gap. To address the concern, they adopted a “grow your own” approach to skilled workforce development, implementing a new maintenance apprenticeship program. 

During the third installment of SMRP’s “Closing the Skills Gap in Maintenance and Reliability” webinar series, learn directly from Southwire’s Camile Jackson about how the apprentice program reduced their dependence on traditional recruiting means for filling maintenance positions with skilled trade professionals. By offering full-time employment, benefits and competitive pay, their program enticed 76 prospective maintenance technicians who wanted to simultaneously seek education, training and financial stability.

Join SMRP and fellow maintenance and reliability professionals to hear about how you can successfully produce maintenance technicians with technical and on-the-job training while reducing the current skills gap.

Speaker: Camile Jackson

Camille Jackson is a member of the Maintenance Systems and Reliability team at Southwire Company, Carrollton, Georgia.  She has spent the last 25 years in a manufacturing facility supporting maintenance and engineering teams, providing training, certification, and facilitate reliability-centered activities for Southwire’s maintenance teams.  She was involved in the implementation of SAP Plant Maintenance and facilitated the maintenance apprentice program.  She is passionate about providing maintenance teams with the resources they need to be successful in maintaining production equipment, reducing downtime, and improving equipment reliability.

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Workforce Development Series #4: Apprenticeship Guide The Mosaic Company Maintenance Apprentice Program

November 9, 2021 at 12:00PM ET


If you’re searching for new ways to recruit skilled professionals, the solution could be closer than you think. During your daily commute, you likely pass schools and colleges that offer technical or vocational training. For The Mosaic Company, Polk State College was the answer to their workforce development challenges. In 2007, The Mosaic Company and Polk State College (PSC) partnered to develop two maintenance apprentice programs: one for mechanics and the other for electrical, instrumentation, and automation (EIA) employees.

To date, 259 Mosaic employees have successfully completed their apprenticeships, allowing them to move into maintenance with their backgrounds in operations.

By establishing the two unique apprentice programs, Mosaic has developed its own skilled maintenance practitioners, while helping each employee earn at least five industry certifications and credits toward an Associate in Science (AS) degree.

Speakers: Mike Pubillones and JC Carpenter 

Mike Pubillones is the North American Operations Training Manager for The Mosaic Company and oversees the development of frontline maintenance and production hourly employee training and development. Mike joined Mosaic in 2012 after serving in the United States Air Force for 8.5 years. He was a continuous improvement lead for nearly 6 years, responsible for establishing key performance indicators for operations to standardize performance criteria across Mosaic’s Florida operations before assuming a training lead job in 2018. Mike has worked closely with Mosaic senior maintenance leaders and Polk State College representatives to ensure both apprenticeship programs (maintenance mechanic and EIA) are continuously monitored to ensure they meet the needs of Mosaic’s maintenance and production customers.

JC Carpenter is an Electrical Superintendent for The Mosaic Company at the Four Corners Mine in central Florida. JC joined Mosaic as a laborer in 2012 and has steadily worked his way up the management chain of command. He is a graduate of Mosaic’s Electrical, Instrumentation, and Automation Apprenticeship Program and used credits gained during that course to earn his Associate in Science degree in technical engineering from Polk State College in 2014. After performing as an EIA apprentice for 3 years, JC was promoted to an electrical supervisor in 2017 before being promoted to his current role in 2019.

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Workforce Development Series #5: A Guide to Apprenticeship Program

December 7, 2021 at 12:00PM ET


Following the previous webinars’ real-world examples of successful apprentice programs, presenter Daniel Mancuso will complete SMRP’s “Closing the Skills Gap in Maintenance and Reliability” series with a final webinar about implementing new apprenticeship programs.

 This webinar will detail how organizations can develop internal pipelines of skilled professionals using apprenticeships and formal training programs. 

Attendees will learn about various apprenticeship models, their requirements and the challenges and benefits of apprenticeship programs overall. 

Speaker: Daniel Mancuso  

Daniel Mancuso is a professional educator and practitioner in the fields of maintenance & reliability, lean manufacturing, safety, and continuous improvement who currently serves as the Dean of Engineering at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, 1st Class Electrical-Maintenance Journeyman, and earned a Masters at the University of Alabama- Birmingham. Prior to transitioning to education, he spent a career with DTE Energy in operations and maintenance.

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Looking to catch up on the first webinar of the Workforce Development Series?


Workforce Development Series Webinar #1: The Maintenance & Reliability Skills Gap Event 

Speaker: Daniel Mancuso 


To kick off SMRP’s newest series, this opening webinar provides an overview of the skills gap challenge and how it is impacting industry. 

Presenter Daniel Mancuso, professional educator and M&R practitioner, discusses the lost generation of skilled trade professionals, cultural changes in manufacturing and industry, challenges regarding the skills gap and the recent evolution of maintenance and reliability training. The webinar concludes with a review of current solutions for addressing the maintenance and reliability skills gap.

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