Three cheers for the facilities, maintenance, and plant managers out there! No, make that TEN cheers! What a great bunch of nimble and creative people who increasingly have to achieve more with less…and for the most part, enjoy that challenge.
Besides just flat out asking our customers what’s up in their world, I also like to participate in various online forums and social media for facilities, maintenance, and plant managers. What I hear is that you all really love solving plant problems and finding solutions to nagging plant issues that effect energy efficiency, sustainability, construction, plant equipment, security, and safety.
You love the daily variety of the work and the chance to make things run better. Not that things are always perfect. I also hear your frustrations such as “maintenance is the first department to get budget and staffing cuts”, “ too many regulatory and changing requirements”, “ tough to find electrical technicians with the right set of skills”, and “adhering to someone else’s timeline”.
Nevertheless, I am awed by the overwhelming positivity you guys continue to express and the ways you find to solve the problems at hand. For example, one fellow was frustrated with the fact that management made decisions and budget cuts without really understanding what he was up against.
He didn’t yell or go home and beat the dog; instead he threw a party in the engine room and invited management. They came and were fascinated, learned a thing or two and got to meet the people that actually make it all work. The next time they rework the budget, they will do so with a greater understanding of the facilities’ needs.
Our goal is to help you achieve your goals when you need industrial electronic repair services. Whether it’s servo motor repairs, or drive repairs, power supply repairs… whatever it is, let us know the situation…the more we know the more we can help. If it’s a super rush, let us know and our technicians will do everything possible to meet your requirements.
As one forum writer noted, being a Plant/Facilities/Maintenance Manager is not for the faint of heart nor the slow of mind. I think we can all agree on that.