American Trainco Seminars
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Maintenance Planning & Scheduling On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Reduce Maintenance Costs by Better Planning with Your Existing Workforce!

Course Description/Agenda


Purpose of Seminar:

In an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, the maintenance department is routinely asked to keep equipment running longer, with fewer failures and at lower costs. The planning and scheduling functions are critical components to make any maintenance program run with the new expectations.

This course provides the fundamentals of planning and scheduling required for any successful maintenance program. Effective Maintenance and Planning will provide students with real world applications, the principles behind the programs and specific techniques to implement your own plan.

In addition to defining the roles and responsibilities of the scheduler and planner, students will learn how to sell management teams on the importance of these roles and how to gain the cooperation and understanding of purchasing, operations and engineering.

By the end of this seminar, students will be able to go back to their facility and immediately apply what they learned to help make their plant or facility more efficient. Training like this never costs – it pays!

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course students will receive a personalized American Trainco Certificate of Completion and 1.4 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits) approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas indicating that he or she has learned how to:

  • Understand the Role & Duties of a Planner
  • Understand the Role & Duties of a Scheduler
  • Measure the Work Performance of Your Team
  • Identify Different Maintenance Management Approaches
  • Learn How to Sell Scheduling & Planning to Management
  • Understand the Support System Required for a Successful Program
  • Learn to Work with Purchasing, Operations & Engineering
  • How to Develop Priority Systems
  • How to Deal with Emergencies in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
  • Reporting & Benchmarking for Maintenance Efficiency
  • How to Control Backlog
  • Identify Critical Path Methods for Maintenance

Who should take this course:

This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved with maintenance at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you’re not sure you’ll fit in or will benefit from the class, don’t worry – you will! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…

  • Maintenance, Operations & Purchasing Managers & Personnel in:

    • Manufacturing Plants
    • Commercial Buildings
    • Utilities
    • Hospitals
    • Waste Water Facilities
    • Schools
    • Government Buildings
    • Shopping Centers
    • Office & Apt Buildings

    • Maintenance Personnel
    • Maintenance Managers
    • Purchasing Agents
    • Operations Managers
    • Plant Managers
    • Manufacturing Managers
    • Production Managers

What you will take home:

  • American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class
  • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.4 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attending this two-day seminar, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas
  • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility

Course Outline / Agenda:

I. The Maintenance Process Overview
II. Planning Maintenance Time
III. A Look at World Class Companies, Principles, & Metrics
IV. A Look at Other Industries
V. Maintenance Work Process Flow
VI. The Planning Process
- A. Work Approval Process & Validation
- B. Effective Validation
- C. Categorizing Work Requests
- D. Developing Criteria
- E. Work Request Approval
VII. Work Order Detail
- A. The Walk Down Process
VIII. Creating a Detailed Job Plan
- A. Gathering Required Information
- B. Downtime Requirements & Details
- C. Contractor or outside service Requirements
IX. Maintenance Scheduling
- A. The Scheduling Process Overview
- B. Pre-Meeting Organization
- 1. Planned work order listing
- 2. Detailed job plans for high priority work orders
- 3. Contractor requirements
- 4. Shutdown requirements
- 5. Current production schedule
- C. The Scheduling Meeting
- D. Prioritization
- E. The Scheduling Meeting
- 1. How to schedule
- 2. Priorities
- 3. Equipment Availability
- 4. Labor Utilization
- 5. Final Schedule creation
- 6. Use of Timelines
X. Maintenance Metrics
XI. Continuous Improvement Techniques & Methods

About our Instructors:

"Real World Training...for Real World Needs" is not just our slogan, but also our mission statement. At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct them and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately go back to their workplace and apply what they have learned. Our instructors are seasoned veterans with years of real world experience, and the students who attend our seminars often get more from a single week of training than an entire year of reading textbooks or watching videos. How do we know? They tell us.

Anyone can teach theory, but there simply is no substitute for experience. What sets American Trainco apart is our ability to communicate that experience into the brains of our students. As one attendee told us at the end of his two-day training course, "I think I can go back to work now and teach the veterans a thing or two."

Mission Accomplished.

All American Trainco instructors are required to have a formal education and real world work experience. They need to be leaders in their field. We don't hire field people without teaching experience, and we don't hire teachers without field experience. They must have both. And since attendees critique the instructor at the end of each class, a positive and enjoyable learning experience is virtually guaranteed.

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