Dina Brown, Technical Consultant & Precision Skills Instructor


Summary of Qualifications & Career Overview
Dina Brown’s career was launched on the operations side of a paper mill.  She found maintenance work more appealing having been schooled in repairs by four brothers her entire life.   Dina was accepted into a five-year apprentice program in 1987 where she attended classes in a community college and rotated into every department in the company.  She worked on all types of industrial equipment but machine system alignments and rebuilds quickly became her specialties, earning her the designation as laser & machinery alignment specialist for the entire mill.  In 2000 she was chosen out of 65 mechanics to be a “Precision Maintenance Instructor”. She saw her employer document savings of $132,000 in energy costs alone within only a few months after the implementation of the program. In 2002 Dina began traveling to other mills teaching both mechanics and instructors on “Precision Maintenance” techniques and field application.  After one year as a Training Coordinator at her plant she joined Reliability Solutions in 2004 to help employers in all industries reap the benefits of “Precision Maintenance” and her expertise developed over 25+ years working with industrial equipment.   


Expertise & Client Contributions
Rebuilding, repairing, installing, troubleshooting pumps and other industrial equipment and aligning rotating equipment such as agitators, gear boxes, pumps, and motors.
Advising and mentoring corporate leadership on all facets of “Precision Maintenance” implementation to achieve a competitive edge in global markets.   
Performing training needs analysis and assessing student abilities and skill levels.
Creating, coordinating, tracking and budgeting facility maintenance training programs, including the design of curriculum and course materials.  
Developing and delivering courses for mechanics, craftspeople, engineers, operators, supervisors, and instructors in precision maintenance principles and applications.
Serving as a Train-the-Trainer for other instructors; teaching diversity classes.
Motivating employees to fully embrace and implement “Precision Maintenance” practices.
Assisting employers in reducing equipment fatigue rate, vibration, and energy costs while improving longevity, uptime, efficiency, and profits.  

Credentials & Professional Development
Class A Mechanic Certification.
Employer-sponsored Precision Maintenance Certification.
Pump Rebuild Specialist.
Delivered a presentation at the Pulp & Paper Conference on World Class Alignment.
Extensive training over 25+ years in:  machine drawings, hydraulics, bearings, pumps, laser alignment, pump reliability, root cause analysis, and Situational Leadership.

Work History & Training Engagements
Champion International
International Paper
Alabama River Pulp
Mead Westvaco
Citation Corporation
Many others asking for anonymity