Career Episode # 1
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Name: Kashif Javed
Career Episode #1
Trainee- Shift Engineer Mechanical (Full Time) Ibrahim Energy Ltd, Pakistan a) Introduction: After successfully completed my graduation in Mechanical Engineering, I joined Ibrahim Energy Ltd as a Trainee Mechanical Engineer on 4th August 2000 based in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The compoany operates a diesel engines power plant and generates the continuous power supply to distribute to all the members of the main Ibrahim Group of Companies. I worked on the same position until 3rd February 2001.
The major focus area of Ibrahim Group is the production of textile fiber related products like synthetic fiber and cotton yarn. It is not only serving the local markets but exporting all of its items to international markets as well. 3 The main objective of Ibrahim Energy is the continuous generation and distribution of 11 KV (Kilo Volt) electric supply without interruptions. The plant has been in operation since 1992 with the total capacity of 31.8 MW (Mega Watts) consisting of six power generation units of 5.3MW each. The consumers with in the group are • • • •
Zanib Textiles Ibrahim Fibers Ibrahim Textiles A A Textiles 4
In case of complete shut down, the plant has the facility of a diesel generator of 48 KW to resume the electric power for re-starting the main engine. In this narrative I describe the different tasks I had been assigned during my training period and the way I fulfilled them.
5 There are two main sections of the organisation, mechanical and electrical and one small chemical section working in close collaboration with mechanical section. Mechanical department is further classified as operational and maintenance. As a trainee mechanical engineer, I worked under both sections. The main organisational chart shows the engineering management levels. For simplicity the particular positions of highly experienced shop floor workers under each department are not shown here.
Assistant Manager Maintenance
Assistant manager Electrical
Assistant Manager Chemical
Shift Engineer My Position
Assistant Maintenance Engineer
Trainee Shift Engineer (Kashif)
Trainee Engineer Electrical
Trainee Engineer Chemical
(Organizational Chart showing engineering management levels.)
6 After the first phase of my training in operational department, my main task on the plant site was to assist the senior shift engineer during his shift. My duties included both operational as well as to take part in routine maintenance jobs carried out during the shift timings. On the operational side, I 3
was supposed to take necessary actions in case of any abnormality in terms of critical pressures and temperatures parameters.Then to assist the shift engineer to immediately utilize our stand by resources to prevent complete shut down of the plant. At the same time, I was effectively involved to diagnose the actual causes of the abnormality and then supervise my shift staff for the proper maintenance. 7 I was responsible to take a number of performance parameters related to engine and its associated auxiliaries during my shift. Then make a detailed historical chart sheet on the basis of the calculated data by using thermo dynamical relations. To supervise various ongoing maintenance jobs related to the main internal combustion engines and related...
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