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SKELEC onboards new Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

  • 7 December 2022
  • News

Basseterre, St. Kitts (December 7th, 2022)— Mr. Mick Pascal has joined the St Kitts Electricity Company Ltd as the new Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. Pascal possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) concepts as well as a wealth of expertise in computerized maintenance management and preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment.

Mr. Pascal holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Pascal previously worked as a utilities technician and engineer at the Heineken Saint Lucia Brewery. His previous work assignments provided him with expertise in directing Kaizen teams and conducting Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to successfully address reoccurring problems and increase the dependability of Utilities Equipment. He has received training in the creation of work permits, risk analysis, and task safety assessments for common and uncommon tasks.

According to Mr. Clement Williams, General Manager of SKELEC, Mr. Pascal’s onboarding will allow SKELEC to accomplish some of its short-term and long-term goals on the generation end. “Given that the company is focusing on improving its reliability we must take significant steps to maintain and improve our present assets at our Needsmust Power Plant. As such, it was essential that the company hire a mechanical maintenance engineer.”

The mechanical maintenance engineer is responsible for ensuring that the power plant’s primary, ancillary, auxiliary, mechanical, and electromechanical energy conversion systems are always maintained to fully functioning condition. Additionally, the mechanical maintenance engineer ensures that planned maintenance is carried out in accordance with OEM standards, and plant maintenance procedures and policies.

The management of St Kitts Electricity Company Limited. (SKELEC) eagerly welcomes its new Mechanical Maintenance Engineer and looks forward to the contributions he will make to the advancements of the energy sector.