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Results of Rosatom’s Person of the Year-2013 Contest Summarized
On February 27, 2014, results of Rosatom’s Person of the Year-2013 contest were summarized during a high-profile ceremony in Moscow.
More than a thousand professionals submitted their applications to participate. Overall, 75 people became winners in the contest and received ‘nuclear Oscar’ statuettes. More than a hundred industrial enterprises were represented.
Four employees from JSC PIMCU (Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union operated by JSC Atomredmetzoloto / ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.) were rightfully among laureates of division-specific nominations.
The Industrial Union’s delegates included Aleksei Khlyzov, operator-hydrometallurgist of the 6th category; Aleksandr Mozlyakov, blaster of the 6th category at Mine No. 1 of the Uranium Mining Directorate; Nikolai Rogachev, stope miner of the 7th category, the Uranium Mining Directorate; and Mikhail Li-chen-zhu, underground site geophysicist, the Uranium Mining Directorate.
To participate in the contest, each nominee had to pass theoretical and practical parts under Commission’s close supervision. Laureates from JSC PIMCU shared their impressions of participation and winning in Rosatom’s Person of the Year-2013 contest.
Aleksei Khlyzov: “When Head of the Department Vitaliy Shcherbina offered me to participate in Rosatom’s Person contest among operators-hydrometallurgists, I immediately agreed. There was little time, but I managed to get prepared. Under the contest conditions, a participant had to have good knowledge of the technological process at plant, to observe safety rules and to be aware of Rosatom structure. There was a practical part, as well. When I won the competition, I was suffused with happiness! Certainly, I felt more confident in myself and my professional skills. There isn’t any special secret of success; it is simply hard work to do your best, without unnecessary hurry and rush.”
Aleksandr Mozlyakov: “Site management (Director Sergei Lukyanov) decided that I deserved the honor to represent blasters of Mine No. 1 at this contest. Firstly, there was a practical part down in a mine. The Commission, composed of the chief engineer, the site supervisor, rate setters and others, observed my work until a certain moment of time, because it is prohibited for unauthorized persons to stay in a hazardous area. Then a theoretic part was held, which included ten questions on occupational safety. I am very pleased that I became a winner. I confirmed my qualifications, did not fail my fellow blasters and proved to myself that I can do my job well. There is no special secret. One should seriously take one’s duties, be responsible and hard-working. Experience comes with time, but our work must not be done automatically, because we deal with explosives. Occupational safety is a holy cause. For a blaster like for a de-miner, the first mistake can be the last one.”
Nikolai Rogachev: “It was unexpected that I became a winner. But I believe that this victory was achieved, first of all, by our team, the mine management, the site supervisor, underground surveyors, geophysicists and all those specialists, who organize our work. Our work is stable, we fulfill planned tasks. In the labor competition that coincided with the company’s anniversary, our team came in first. The secret of our team’s success is in our labor achievements, solidarity, discipline, adherence to safety rules.”
Mikhail Li-chen-zhu: “When I learned about my victory in the contest, it was both surprising and pleasant. This is my first win in an industry-wide competition. I think that for me, as a young specialist, this is a good incentive for moving forward and achieving good results.”