Timesavers for the Maintenance Effort, Part 1 Sergio Hayashi/Hemera/iThinkstock

Timesavers for the Maintenance Effort, Part 1

Tips to make the best possible use of an understaffed maintenance department.

Many corporations have “reduced costs” by mindlessly reducing personnel with no consideration to (or understanding of) how much it costs to let certain people go.

“Any idiot can pour oil out of a can, so why do we need a lubrication tech working at this high pay?” When those big presses stop running due to lubrication errors no qualified lubrication tech would make, the answer may become clear. Sadly, it often does not become clear even then.

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