FOCUS ON TROUBLESHOOTING SKILLS
Teaching troubleshooting skills should be your paramount priority as a trainer!
The ultimate test for instrument technicians, electricians and electronic technicians, as well as mechanics and millwrights will be their troubleshooting skills.
While most maintenance tasks in a plant are routine, knowing how to systematically think through a problem is vital to a plant’s operating efficiency.
And, troubleshooting skills are best acquired through hands-on practice, as well as multi-sensory training programs that provide a degree of simulation — simulation that occurs when full motion video is encountered in an interactive way.
Acquiring troubleshooting skills equips the worker with strategic thinking that can be applied to the analysis of problems in any industrial system. Developing logical thinking skills and the ability to create a personal troubleshooting outlook will prove valuable under any troubleshooting situation.
Developing logical thinking should arm one with the knowledge to:
•Define root cause problem solving
•Describe basic steps involved in any general troubleshooting procedure
•Discover how to obtain information about any malfunctioning system
•Discover how to compare problem symptoms to normal operation
•Discover how to describe sources of information concerning normal operations
•Discover how to describe sources of information re: the background of a problem
•Discover how to recognize the difference between a symptom and a cause
•Discover how to develop a troubleshooting plan
•Discover how to recognize the importance of schematics while troubleshooting
•Describe the steps necessary to repair a problem
•Describe the steps that can be taken to prevent future trouble
Developing logical thinking skills is the bottom line test of any good maintenance technician. Individuals with excellent logical thinking skills are worth their weight in gold. They’re the ones who keep American industry humming!
Hands-on practice and multi-sensory training, rooted in full motion video, are the best ways to acquire and sharpen those skills!
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