Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day Troubleshooting Essentials seminar provides the core of plant and facility maintenance, as well as the core principles and practices of troubleshooting that apply to nearly any maintenance task, from electrical to HVAC to pumps and motors. This highly versatile course, suitable for any maintenance role, provides the building blocks to apply a consistent troubleshooting methodology to any common equipment problem. Students who complete the course will be equipped with techniques they can put into practice immediately to reduce downtime in their facility. When combined with our General Maintenance class in a 4-day Maintenance Fundamentals Workshop, this course delivers a complete foundation for successful facilities.

This 2-day seminar is just $1,195. 

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One - Discussion Topics

Developing a Logical and Systematic Troubleshooting Approach

  • The proper steps to troubleshoot any problem
  • Developing the problem statement
  • Proper brainstorming methods
  • Verifying the cause
  • Selecting the fix
  • Working with machine operators/asking questions
  • Using data available to quickly find problems
  • Teamwork troubleshooting approach
  • Properly using test equipment to diagnose problems
  • Using your senses/observations to rule out possibilities
  • Adapting troubleshooting to any piece of equipment or application
  • Troubleshooting by job title

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Interactive classroom troubleshooting activities and role-playing

  • Description of situation
  • Class discussion of potential problems
  • Teamwork-based in-class brainstorming sessions
  • Instructor-guided troubleshooting process to lead to a solution
  • Discussing the best/most time efficient alternatives to solving a problem
  • Problems range from mechanical to electrical to customized problems based on the needs of the class
  • Scenarios based on the attendee’s unique issues in the workplace
  • Exploring the root cause of the problem
  • Preventing the problem from re-occurring through proper documentation and follow-up


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by  your state licensing agency.

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