In an industry where predictive maintenance and condition monitoring is a must, this requires a deep and broad understanding of a variety of machines and plants. Our competence is a natural effect of the many years of hands-on repairs and maintenance. It is imperative that a predictive maintenance practitioner be skilled, at a tradesman level with machines at a component level, and at an Engineers level to fully grasp the significance of vibration frequency, time waveforms and so on. To compete in the global marketplace businesses must operate with utmost efficiency.