This month's Graduate of the Month goes to Whitney Hurlbut! Whitney is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently living in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan working as a Reliability Engineer for The Mosaic Company. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During her time there she was fortunate enough to work briefly in a variety of industries including open pit coal mining, offshore natural gas and underground potash mining, all primarily in Maintenance or Reliability Engineering roles.
Being the sole Reliability Engineer for an Underground Department can be a very daunting task. She often found herself lost or intimidated when trying to determine what assets to start with, or how to go about making them more reliable. The IBL program ended up being a roadmap for that process. “When I first started the program, I was simply following the steps, but by the end I felt empowered enough to create my own additional steps and cater the program to different assets. Now having finished the program I feel like I’ve gained the ability to prioritize whole systems within the operation and then develop custom plans of attack for each asset.”
Way to go Whitney!