Engineer Taylor Sims has earned CMRT reliability certification.

Though business schools have traditionally treated maintenance as a cost, the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) was founded in 1992 on the premise that proper maintenance actually saves money.

Today SMRP offers certification in maintenance and reliability best practices and training recognized throughout the world. Its reach has expanded to over 60 countries across six ‎continents, with more than 7,000 individual members and more than 5,000 ‎Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (CMRP), Certified Maintenance & Reliability ‎Technicians (CMRT) and Certified Asset Management Assessors (CAMA) practitioners ‎worldwide.

Taylor Sims in the shop.

And now Atlanta Gear Works engineer Taylor Sims has added a level of awareness, credibility and protection to everything we do by earning his CMRT certification, the first person in the company to earn the title.

According to SMRP, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) title is the leading credentialing program for the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability technicians. The certification assesses the proficiency of those responsible for preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance – multi-skilled individuals who play a critical role in the success of organizations worldwide. 

The 90-minute CMRT exam tests competency and knowledge of specific tasks within four domains: Maintenance Practices, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Analysis, and Corrective Maintenance. CMRT is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

The premise on which CMRT certification relies is that nothing is more costly to a manufacturer than downtime – a premise we at Atlanta Gear Works wholeheartedly support. As we see daily with our customers, proper maintenance is a key to preventing downtime.

In fact, proper maintenance adds to a company’s bottom line by preventing problems or detecting and addressing them when they’re small and easily fixable. Specifically, maintenance saves money by preventing injuries and equipment breakdowns and increases productivity, quality, safety and timely delivery of customer orders.

In the words of an SMRP member, proper maintenance “ensures when you push the green button, the equipment runs.” And when your assets run when and how you want them to run, the result is greater financial stability.

In addition to Taylor, several AGW technicians are studying to earn their CMRT certification. Clearly, when it comes to maintenance, safety and reliability, we’ve got you covered at Atlanta Gear Works.