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Bradley Arrasmith has spent the last 15 years at Novelis Corporation working in different areas of the plant. He transitioned to a lubrication specialty and is already looking forward to his second ICML certification.
Name: Bradley Arrasmith
Job Title: Lube Tech 1 Company: Novelis Corporation
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Length of Service: 15 years
Q: What other companies have you worked for and which positions did you hold?
A: I worked at GSI (Grain Specialties Incorporated) as a CNC Brake operator in the past.
Q: When did you get your start in machinery lubrication and how did it happen?
A: I got my start in lubrication work 6 years ago. I applied and earned the position through an interview and testing process with Novelis.
Q: What types of training have you taken to get you to your current position?
A: I have taken Machinery Lubrication I and II courses with Noria to prepare for MLT I and MLT II certifications.
Q: What professional certifications have you attained?
A: So far, I have gotten my MLT 1 certification from ICML.
Q: Are you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? If so, why and which ones?
A: Yes, I’m planning to get my MLT II to help advance my career and accomplish personal goals.
Q: What’s a normal work day like for you?
A: Checking and adding lubricant where needed at all process centers, cranes and various areas of the plant. I also have daily scheduled PMs that I work through.
Q: What is the amount and range of equipment that you help service through lubrication/oil analysis tasks?
A: I service every piece of equipment in the plant along with wells, outside pumps and cranes.