The Youth Reserve School of JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” (a part of Rostec United Engine Corporation) is becoming a project office for young engineers and designers at the plant. This year, 12 engine manufacturers successfully defended the first production organization projects in their careers.
In her project, Olesya Pryezhykh, Design Engineer, emphasized the issues of effective interaction between young designers and workers in the plant workshops. “A designer cannot rely solely on computer models. It is necessary to see real machine operations to better understand the production of particularly complex parts and pay close attention to them when designing,” Olesya explained.
The young specialist was supported by Elena Gorina, Deputy Chief Controller: “A designer must know the conditions under which the equipment he or she has designed works and be able to build effective communications with all participants in production. Such understanding allows making the right decisions and saves time”.
Alexander Vorobyev, Leading Industrial Engineer, defended a project to create operating conditions for welding equipment. The aim of the project is to keep the welding areas clean in order to ensure long-term operation of welding machines, reduce the number of repairs and eliminate waiting losses. The young engineer proposed to install safety fences and presented a modified layout of the welding shop. “Order in production is not only appearance, but also prolongation of service life of expensive equipment”, this is how Alexander justified the relevance of the chosen topic.
Irina Redkacheva, Technical Support Specialist, suggested creating a "Unified Quality Portal" at the plant, where repair records, technical solutions and other documents on product quality control would be concentrated. The planned result is the reduction of time for filling in reports, convenient updating of databases, and minimization of systemic failures.
Anna Korobeinikova, Senior Storekeeper at the Fixtures Shop, defended a project to increase manufacturing volumes by changing the routes of standard parts arriving at the plant. Kirill Petrov, Leading Specialist of the After-Sales Service Department, investigated the system of production information exchange between UEC plants. The relevance of such a topic is confirmed by the modern organization of manufacturing production in aircraft engine building; today, most projects are implemented by enterprises participating in broad production cooperation.
“It is important for the enterprise to speed up the adaptation of young employees at the plant, familiarize them with the current regulatory documents and give everyone an opportunity to show initiative. Often the projects of Reserve School graduates become the start of development of successful production solutions,” said Tatyana Snitko, ad interim HR Director at UEC-Perm Engines.
“The Youth Reserve School is a three-month course created by the UEC-Perm Engines training center. In 2023, it was held for the eighth time. Over 120 employees of the enterprise have passed the course. The course program includes team building, conflict management, time management, the art of business negotiations, lean thinking and other important competencies”, said Ekaterina Denisik, the author of the school project, Leading Specialist of the UEC-Perm Engines training center.