Site news 19.05.2014
May 19, 2014, Rybinsk. - The NPO Saturn training center hosted the first contest of professional skills among the operators of CNC-machines hailing from the companies in the Civil Engines Division of United Engine Corporation (UEC). The main purpose of the competition was to identify the best operators in the frame of collaboration between NPO Saturn and Perm Motor Plant, the companies in the Civil Engines Division, and to boost the level of professional training with regard to a rather popular “CNC-machine operator” trade.
The CNC-machine operators representing NPO Saturn and Perm Motor Plant competed to win the “Best in trade” award demonstrating their knowledge and skills with regard to the theory and practice of turning and milling operations.
Greeting the contestants, deputy CEO for the development of intradivisional cooperation Victor Polyakov noted: ‘A country could be technologically independent only if it is able to produce a high-tech product. It is exactly that product that both NPO Saturn and Perm Motor Plant are known for producing. It is manufactured by people who have gathered here today, the real professionals of their trade. We are very proud of our best turners and millers; unquestionably you are a valuable asset to our country.’
The list of contenders:
1. Alexey Rusakov, CNC-turning machine operator, category 4, shop 5
2. Vladimir Vasilev, CNC-turning machine operator, category 4, shop 12
3. Ilya Serebryakov, CNC-turning machine operator, category 4, shop 29
4. Dmitriy Nikitin, CNC-turning machine operator, category 3, shop 32
5. Alexander Volodin, CNC-turning machine operator, category 4, shop 57
6. Sergey Panov, production equipment setter, category 6 (CNC-turning machines), Perm Motor Plant
7. Georgiy Fedorov, CNC-milling machine operator, category 4, shop 5
8. Sergey Afanasev, CNC-milling machine operator, category 4, shop 44
9. Alexander Kurnin, CNC-milling machine operator, category 5, shop 57
10. Elena Suranova, CNC-milling machine operator, Perm Motor Plant
The theoretical part of the professional skills competition included a test on the basics of metal cutting, parts and assembly units manufacturing quality assurance, fits and tolerances, CNC-machine maintenance and operational safety. The test contained some tasks revealing the knowledge of the G and M codes, the control program and using of universal measuring instruments for measuring a reference part. The practical part of the contest was all about the machining of parts in accordance with the received drawing and recommended production technique.
The jury evaluated the contenders’ performance paying particular attention to how they measure the reference part, the quality of manufacturing, the time spent on the performance of the task in compliance with the established time limit, the observance of the operational safety requirements and the operators’ work organization.
Following the competition results the best among the CNC-milling machine operators were: Georgiy Fedorov, shop 5, NPO Saturn (1 place); Alexander Kurnin, shop 57, NPO Saturn (2 place).
The best among the CNC-turning machine operators were: Sergey Panov, Perm Motor Plant (1 place); Alexander Volodin, shop 57, NPO Saturn (2 place); and Alexey Rusakov, shop 5, NPO Saturn (3 place).
Congratulating the winners on the successful completion of all the tasks, Alexey Molchanyuk, NPO Saturn human resources director emphasized the importance of the role of highly-qualified workforce both to the company and the Civil Engines Division: ‘Today both NPO Saturn and the Civil Engines Division are facing common objectives related to the increase of productivity, production volumes growth, start of serial production of new products and in such conditions the role of highly-qualified personnel becomes ever so important. You have demonstrated your best qualities, your knowledge and skills, and independently of the competition’s results, all of you are considered winners. It is you who will determine the speed of movement of our company and of the Civil Engines Division in the future.’
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Russian union of mechanical engineers all-Russian public organization whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.