What Is Electrical Maintenance?

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We provide a lot of training materials for maintenance technicians, and as a result we wanted to write some articles introducing people to different types of maintenance, including electrical maintenance, the subject of this article.

In other recent articles, we introduced you to mechanical maintenance and facilities maintenance.

And in a second (upcoming ) series of maintenance-related articles, we’ll introduce you to 5 maintenance strategies, including reactive/corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and conditions-based maintenance. So stay tuned for all that.

For now, read and enjoy the article, and let us know if you have any questions about your own facilities maintenance training program at work. Plus, check out our recorded webinar on maintenance, maintainability, organizational learning, and continuous improvement.

Electrical Maintenance

In an industrial facility, the electrical maintenance department may be in charge of installing electrical equipment; inspecting electrical equipment; diagnosing faults with electrical equipment; and servicing and repairing faulty electrical equipment.

Electrical maintenance may be corrective/reactive or preventive. Best-in-class industrial facilities spend more time on preventive maintenance and less time on reactive/corrective maintenance.

In addition, operational maintenance may include simple chores that don’t require detailed knowledge, including things like cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, and adjusting. This kind of word is often performed by a machine operator instead of an electrical maintenance technician.

Electrical Maintenance Training Topics

A well-trained electrical maintenance training technician will be familiar with the following topics (and more):

We provide online training courses on electrical maintenance topics as well as online training for other maintenance specialities. Let us know if we can help you with maintenance training at your facility.

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Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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