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Machinery Lubrication - Reliable Plant - Anniversary Edition

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18 Reliable Plant Anniversary Edition | www . TRAINING PROGRAM First Seen in Reliable Plant Digital Magazine, October 2022 Scan QR code to read full, original article. Douglas Hart | Compli DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE TRAINING PROGRAM THE PROBLEM It's the perfect storm: an aging workforce is retiring during a soft economy where companies have paused their maintenance training efforts. Meanwhile, a scarce younger workforce is entering the marketplace largely untrained and is responsible for maintaining complex and expensive equipment. It is imperative that maintenance personnel are trained to maintain their equipment, other- wise, companies will pay a high price in terms of lost production, materials, customer satisfac- tion, reputation, and profitability. THE BENEFITS In addition to investing in your site's greatest assets (your employees), training bene- fits include greater maintenance productivity and performance, longer asset life, improved employee engagement and retention, and increased job satisfaction and morale. THE DETAILS 10 elements comprise an effective mainte- nance training program: 1. Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Start with an objective TNA that focuses on key areas to address in developing your comprehensive maintenance training effort. • Review job descriptions and required associated skills. • Identify critical processes and assets. • Identify recurring equipment issues and examine failure codes. 2. Job Task Analysis (JTA) A JTA will assist in defining the crit- ical skills you need to develop at your site by conducting a review of the activities performed on critical assets. 3. Employee Skills Analysis Skills assessments ensure that the invest- ment of future training time and funds are properly spent. Remember, if you were paying for the team's training, you would want to ensure you are investing in the right areas. 4. Scoring and Gap Analysis/ Learning Development Mapping Confirm the alignment between the recent low-scoring test areas and the specific future training that will be provided. 5. Scheduling Tool and Tracking Soware Based on the size of your maintenance staff, consider adopting a Learning Manage- A N N I V E R S A R Y E D I T I O N

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