Bradley Helps Prevent Downtime at Novelis

Bradley Arrasmith, a lube tech, fills a container with oil

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

Age: 56

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.

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