Two KPC Operators Becomes the Best in Asia Pacific

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Two operators of PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), declared as the best operator of Asia-Pacific level, after winning Top Gun Operator Competition in 2017, at Legian Bali Mercure Hotel on Thursday (6-7 / 9). The two operators are Edi Santoso and Jusron Tanjung.

Edi Santoso is a Digger operator Crew Bravo in Coal Mining Department, while Jusron Tanjung is a Dozer operator Crew Charlie in Jupiter Department. They both participated in Asia-Pacific Top Gun Operators competition, having won similar competition in KPC internationally during the period of 2017.

This award was presented by Nicky Suwandi, Regional Vice President of PT Immersive Technologies and received directly by Edi and Jusron. Also present at the award presentation were the General Manager of Mining Operation Division (MOD) Hendro 'Edo' Ichwanto, Superintendent Production Pit Jupiter Sugianto, and Senior Engineer of Mechanical Business Performance Improvement (BPID) Achmad Denial Hamdan.

Andry, Senior Engineer Mine Optimization who is also one of the Top Gun Operator selection team, said this year is the third time KPC participating in the Top Gun Asia-Pacific Top Operator. The first was followed by KPC in 2015 and got the Best of the best Digger Operator. This title is still retained by KPC in the following year and in 2017.

"For the Digger category, our operator has been the best for three consecutive years. The Dozer category was first competed and KPC won the champion. This time KPC Operator won two of the three categories that are competed," said Andry.

While Achmad Denial Hamdan, another selection team from Business and Performance Improvement (BPID) said, the selection process in internal KPC is done every three months. Furthermore, according to Hamdan, the best of each of these periods competes to get candidates to be sent to the Asia-Pacific level.

In this year, KPC managed to capture top 10 operators and follow the competition in Asia-Pacific level. The result is that two of those who was sent won the Asia-Pacific degree.

Hamdan continued, for the assessment criteria, there are three aspects that are assessed, namely Performance Management System (PMS), field observation and skills using the simulator. This means, the higher the Man Ready Hour (MRH) or the number of hours the operator is working on the tool, the higher the value. "The higher the MRH, the higher the productivity of the operator," said Hamdan. (*)