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Metalloinvest names leaders in its professions

3 July 2018

Metalloinvest’s traditional professional skills competition has taken place at the production facilities of Mikhailovsky GOK (part of Metalloinvest), and the Zheleznogorsk Polytechnic College.

The competition has been held annually since 2012, with the main aim of improving skills, increasing the prestige of blue-collar professions, and strengthening the team spirit and togetherness of employees. Both young specialists and more experienced employees take part in the competition. For each employee, regardless of their level of experience, the competition represents invaluable practice, an opportunity to exchange experience, and recognition of their professionalism. In 2018, 58 Metalloinvest employees demonstrated their skills in seven practice areas, prior to which they had passed through preliminary qualifying rounds at their respective enterprises: Mikhailovsky GOK, Lebedinsky GOK, OEMK, Ural Steel and Ural Scrap Company. Competing for the title of ‘Best in Profession’ were lathe operators, mill machine workers, maintenance technicians, track service personnel, rolling stock repair mechanics, crane operators and chefs.

Andrey Varichev, CEO, Management Company Metalloinvest, addressed the competition participants: “Metalloinvest has over 50,000 employees, most of whom comprise representatives of blue-collar professions. The Company is able to grow its potential and increase its production efficiency and competitive edge as a direct result of the excellent work carried out by its employees in its rolling mills, electric furnaces, open-pit mines and equipment repair plants.”

Yury Mordvinov, a competition winner, commented: “Being a specialist is interesting and prestigious work. These competitions provide us with an incentive for to grow professionally and improve our skills. Production processes are constantly developing, and we should tackle the tasks that are set for us with confidence.”

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