My journey to being a M&R Professional wasn't quite straight forward for me. Like most Malawian students, I wasn't really sure what field i wanted to venture into. I got selected to the university to study Industrial/Mechanical Engineering. It was just a normal thing for me, solving problems, passing exams and presenting academic projects was the norm.
It wasn't until I went for industrial attachments (at Illovo Sugar Company, Dwangwa), that I develop keen interest in maintenance. I was there for 4 months, working with the maintenance technicians. I got interested to see how good maintenance was at the heart of production. Even in my final year at the university, I can say that Plant Maintenance and Reliability, was one of my favorite subjects. I am a strong believer in M&R, plant performance and uptime rely on it. From that time, I have never looked back, even though i have worked before in the production department, and now I am more of a design engineer; M&R lies closest to my heart. And i believe with the right approach and using the right tools of M&R we can increase productivity, up-time, and execute quality and thorough work in as far as M&R is concerned.