We ensure only the best technical staff gets hired for your plant
Surprisingly, some companies invest millions of dollars in equipment and then when it comes to training and proper operational procedures we see resistance from financially-motivated management to invest in these vital areas. Usually, the argument is “training costs too much”.
We say: “The operator has his hand in the owner’s pocket”. Training costs are hard to quantify but what are the costs of not training? One mistake by a member of your O&M crew can cause hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars in damages and lost income. When EEN trains the plant staff, all of the personnel is trained, cross-trained, tested and qualified before being allowed to operate your machinery. That said, we highly recommend our proprietary O&M Staff Training Program as well as our Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
The first few days after the new Team Members are on site offers a window of opportunity to set a positive culture within the organization. Perhaps the greatest success that we have achieved in the organizations we've mobilized to date has been in learning how to use this window in order to make each of the new Team Members believe and understand that they have just started a very special period of growth in their professional careers, regardless of if we are taking over an existing facility or a newly-built plant. We change attitudes and build future leaders.
We start with all of the normal administrative processes of getting the team on the payroll and signed up for benefits and insurance programs. Getting paid is priority for most folks so we are sure to take care of the basic needs first.
That is followed by an introduction to project safety rules and then a short plant tour. We then begin an intensive indoctrination and training program aimed toward letting them know that we have very high expectations of them, both as individuals and as a team.
Subjects covered include: (varies depending on type of facility)
Project Technical Overview
Power Plant Technical Skills Training
Plant P&ID training (plant diagrams)
EEN exclusive Systems Expert Program
Why using procedures is critical to O&M success
Why “protecting the asset” is more important than making MW at any cost
When and how to use the “chicken” button (emergency stop)
Accident / Incident Reporting
Heat rates and efficient operations
How to Maintain Positive Relationships with Contractors and Vendors
Fuel Supply Conditions, theft prevention and controls
Introduction to Accounting
Responsible Procurement Practices
The Mobilization Budget and Plan
Annual Operating Plan
Personal Action Plans and Goal Setting
What It Means to be responsible
Our Project Director and Plant Mobilization/Transition Manager will have organized the schedule of training before we begin the transition. Our historically proven screening selecting and testing process ensures only the best technical staff gets hired for your plant. As a matter of policy, we only work with what we define as A-level and B-level players. Anyone considering a C or D level is promptly removed. “The Best of the Best” may be a bit of a cliché, but it is what we strive for in our staff.