Clyde Maughan has spearheaded several generator-themed industry initiatives in his 70-plus years (yes, 70+) of unselfish service to power producers, most recently the Generator Expert Skill Register.
Finding a well-qualified generator expert for a specific assignment sometimes can challenge plant management, particularly so during these unsettling times of pandemics, global supply-chain issues, and shortages of just about everything.
Given the ongoing tsunami of personnel changes at generating companies, OEMs, and specialty service companies, many in yesterday’s pool of generator experts may well have moved on. How do you find the person you need?
Maughan came up with the Skill Register idea—perhaps best described as a “yellow pages” directory online—while snowed in at his Schenectady (NY) home a couple of years ago. He partnered with CCJ General Manager Scott Schwieger launch the Register, now hosted at https://www.ccj-online.com/generator-expert-skill-register.
They invite every engineer with deep generator experience to register and provide the requested background information and skill description summary. This allows the generator owner’s staff to review the posted material at https://www.ccj-online.com/generator-experts and communicate directly with those who seem to best fit the requirements for the task at hand.
This is a win-win: Qualified engineers often do not know who needs their services and the generator owner/operator rarely has a current list of problem-solvers.
DIG DEEPER: SAN ANTONIO, AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1