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Training Programs for Maintenance Organizations, 1st Edition

  • Terry Wireman
  • ISBN-10: 0831133694
  • ISBN-13: 9780831133696
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

For over three decades, Terry Wireman has specialized in the improvement of maintenance and reliability. As an international expert in maintenance management, he has assisted hundreds of clients in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim to improve their maintenance effectiveness. Through a new 10-volume Maintenance Strategy series, the author makes his expertise in the field accessible to industrial and facility organizations everywhere. The fifth volume in the series will highlight the need for increased skills proficiency in maintenance and reliability organizations today. It begins with a discussion of the skills shortage, then progresses into how to develop cost-effective and efficient skills training programs. It focuses on modern tools for duty, task, needs analysis and how to convert that data into a complete skills development initiative. The reader will be able to use the information in this to develop or enhance a skills training program in their company.


  • Discusses the current problems facing maintenance workforces and develops the process to overcome them.

  • Begins with a foundation training program that should be required for all skilled trades' personnel.

  • Looks at how to develop advanced trade specific training for each of the skilled trades.

  • Considers how to develop equipment specific training that will enable a company to fully utilize their assets.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Current Condition of Technical Skills in Maintenance Organizations
Chapter 2: The Training Development Process
Chapter 3: Duty – Task – Needs Analysis
Chapter 4: Learning and Training Styles
Chapter 5: Preparing Instructional Objectives
Chapter 6: Identifying and Developing Training Materials
Chapter 7: Training the Trainers
Chapter 8: Effective Classroom Conditions
Chapter 9: On-the-Job Training
Chapter 10: Measuring the Results
Chapter 11: Continuous Improvement in Training
Chapter 12: Managing the Next Generation of Technical Employees
Chapter 13: Knowledge Management