June 2013

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HP Automation Safety: Maintenance capability: Does it matter in the long term?

I remember working in a test department, where a particular technician, known as Mike, seemed to destroy a significant percentage of the equipment he worked on. Since he reported to me, I tried extra ..

Goble, W., exida LLC

I remember working in a test department, where a particular technician, known as Mike, seemed to destroy a significant percentage of the equipment he worked on. Since he reported to me, I tried extra training, warnings, review of his workload, and finally a written reprimand. In hindsight, I should have done more root-cause analysis over Mike’s problem. Like most managers, I had my own work to complete. The equipment failure rate was just much higher when Mike was on staff. One day, he wired up a set of equipment that we needed for a time-critical test. During this task, I smelled smoke. No special root-cause analysis was needed. The last DC power supply available in the shop was smok

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