«Krasny Kotelshchik» Held a Corporate Competition for Electric Welders «The Best in Profession»

The Taganrog Boilermaking Plant «Krasny Kotelshchik» organized the professional skills competition among the electric welders employed in Power machines. The venue of the annual corporate event was Taganrog Mechanical College, the social partner of «Krasny Kotelshchik».

This competition has become traditional – it has been held for the third year in a row. Its participants come from Taganrog, Kaluga and St. Petersburg – the cities hosting the sites of Power machines: «Krasny Kotelshchik», Kaluga Turbine Plant (KTZ), Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod and the «Power machines – Toshiba. High-voltage Transformers» enterprise.

When choosing the target audience for the competition, the young generation came into focus. The students of Taganrog Mechanical College can watch the professionals and assess the tasks complexity level, which allows young people to more consciously perceive the building of their future career.

One more component of the competition is the opportunity to exchange experience and establish strong professional relationships between specialists from different sites of “Power machines”, as well as the creating the grounds for their further informal communication.

The format of the competition includes a practical task – the participants collect and weld a metal structure of increased complexity. The contestants get an experts' assessment. This year the experts were invited from the Taganrog Mechanical College, «Krasny Kotelshchik» and Kaluga Turbine Plant. Their decision to choose the winners of the professional competition was influenced by the competitors' compliance with safety regulations, the accuracy of following the instructions on the construction's drawing and the quality of the welds made. The experts were also present at the final stage of the competition, pneumatic tests, which allowed them to assess the tightness of the products.  

«No site of our company can do without welders. The reliable operation of machinery and equipment and, of course, the safety of people, depends on the quality of their welded connections. A professional skills competition is a good platform that allows the company to assess the level of its personnel, and the participants — to find the points of professional growth in the profession,» said General Director of «Krasny Kotelshchik» Arthur Usmanov.