April 23, 2020 | Barb Carr

Why does Max, your equipment reliability “expert,” need training?

Every plant has at least one resident equipment reliability expert who knows how to fix all types of equipment failures. My dad, Max, was one at the Link-Belt plant back in the 1960s. When machinery wouldn’t start up after all troubleshooting methods were exhausted, the solution was “let’s call Max!”

Who is the expert at your facility that comes to mind? And why in the world would you send people like that to training when they already seem to know it all?

I often think about how much more my dad could have accomplished in less time and with less frustration with a tool like Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting. He took a lot of pride in being the “resident expert,” but even resident experts benefit from updating his or her skills from time-to-time, and the plant definitely will benefit when they do!

Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training with effective corrective actions is the key to stopping repeat failures. Maybe my dad could have taught others to draw preliminary SnapCharT®s to collect better information for him to work with for more efficient and accurate troubleshooting. Maybe he could have created custom troubleshooting tables for the wide range of machinery he worked on (wouldn’t that have been a great legacy to leave to future machinists at the plant to use after he retired?). Maybe he could have used the tool proactively so there were fewer  failures.

Send Max to training!

We have recently updated our Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training. Stop repeat failures by getting to the true root causes and fix them for good!

[Read the full course description.]

Even the most gifted performers at your facility need updated tools to work with from time-to-time. Who is Max at your facility? Consider sending him or her to one of our upcoming 2-day courses:

August 4 – 5, 2020, Knoxville, TN: 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis

(View other opportunities in South America and Oceania)

There are limited seats so register early! Questions? Contact us

PS (At the very least, please buy Max the new book!)

Equipment Reliability / Equifactor®, Root Cause Analysis
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