Engine Management Specialist recently announced plans to expand its operations to a 40,000-square foot facility south of Clarksburg, W.Va., in a move that could create up to 75 additional jobs. Currently, EMS has a total of 20 workers with a shop in Clarksburg and an inventory facility in Bridgeport.
The new division, Turbine Engine Component Specialist, will add cost effective engine maintenance options worldwide. says EMS owner and president Tim Critchfield.
EMS has been an industry authority on Pratt & Whitney turbo engines since 2003. The company does not provide typical maintenance, but offers complete overhauls, major repairs and engine exchanges, reports MetroNews.
For engines that have reached the end of their service life the company offers a program called "reduce-to-spares," in which technicians deconstruct engines and salvaged parts are tested for reuse under FAA guidelines.
“The tagging then allows, under the FAA standards, for it to be reintroduced into other engines which reduces the overhaul repair costs and keeps it economical for the corporate engine market,” Critchfield told MetroNews.
Major engine events can be unpredictable, costly and must be addressed quickly. With that in mind, EMS can travel to any facility to inspect engine parts and coordinate all phases of an overhaul or major repair.
The company draws from the aviation programs operated at the North Central West Virginia Airport allowing students to graduate and immediately go to work. Critchfield said they often provide opportunities to graduates from the Pierpont Community and Technical College 68-credit hour vocational program.