What are they key challenges for Maintenance Engineers in the next 12 months?
In the current financial climate, costs are under scrutiny as never before and assets are being kept working well beyond their design life. RS partnered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to take the pulse of the profession. Over 1,200 members globally responded to the survey. RS launched the report based on the findings of the survey in May 2023. This report focuses on the responses of nearly 700 people in the UK and Ireland and covers five key areas.
The Manufacturer Multimedia Editor, Tom St John, was in discussion with Gary Harvey, who is the Head of Field service, and Rob Webster, who is the Head of Onsite Condition Monitoring, at RS Maintenance solutions. They talked about the newly launched report: Industry in Motion.
They shared the rich insights and challenges that engineers had told us they face, with a focus on downtime and rising costs. Gary and Rob will guide you through the pitfalls of a lack-lustre maintenance strategy and will also explore the effects of planned versus unplanned downtime, ageing assets, and resource pressures.
If you are a Maintenance Engineer, or work in the maintenance sector, join a webinar discussing the findings and uncovering the insight from the responses.
We'll send you a link to download the report on registration.
Gary Harvey is a former Royal Navy Marine Engineer Officer who served at sea in a variety of roles. Since leaving the service he has held several senior engineering roles in the food, beverage and bio-pharma sectors, including several multi-site appointments. He joined RS in 2021. Harvey is a former Royal Navy Marine Engineer Officer who served at sea in a variety of roles. Since leaving the service he has held several senior engineering roles in the food, beverage and bio-pharma sectors, including several multi-site appointments. He joined RS in 2021.
Rob is Head of Onsite Condition Monitoring for RS Maintenance Solutions with two decades of experience working in providing onsite support services, analytical troubleshooting and tribology, helping to make maintenance engineers lives easier. Specialising in the deployment of lubrication services and analytical testing, Rob is passionate about using that experience to keep his client's equipment moving.
Tom is the Multimedia Editor at The Manufacturer (part of Nineteen Group). His professional background is in broadcast journalism; in tv and radio. As well as writing for The Manufacturer Magazine, he leads on all our video content and is a presenter on The Manufacturer Podcast. Tom has thoroughly enjoyed immersing himself in the stories that our manufacturing and vendor communities have to tell, and views sessions like these as a valuable extension of that.