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Elevate Maintenance Efficiency: Harness Time Standard Tracking's True Potential
Prompt parts availability will be needed
Demand for technical training may become evident
Re-scheduling of mechanic work hours may be needed to meet the bus and work bay availability requirements
Adequate shop tooling
Advancements in laptops and tablets to expedite technician data input
Typically transit fleet maintenance technician work time standards are not in place or not utilized their full potential. While most maintenance software systems do provide time standard tracking, this performance tracking feature is complex and either not in use or not used to capacity within transit maintenance departments. Common reasons for limited use are the absence of task data development, inconsistent and accurate data input, and reluctance to assign work time standards to mechanics
Once time standards are effectively implemented, other potential areas for shop improvement will become evident. Here are a few examples:
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Introducing Time Tracking Standards
Time standard data is permanently entered into the system which tracks and reports each technician’s work assignment on-time compliance on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. This data can be uploaded into a local transit master fleet maintenance software system.
Bus fleet maintenance shops without time standards already in place will benefit by introducing a new program through recognition for meeting or exceeding compliance versus penalty for non-compliance. Utilizing shop electronic monitors to report progress life is an approved effective reporting method. Various colors can be used effectively to indicate a level of progress.
More specifically a shop electronic wall monitor can display each bus number in work, the work description, the time allowed for the work, and the technician name or number assigned. Completion of each work assignment will be coded green, yellow, or red depending on the level of time standard compliance. Display variations can be adjusted as needed.
Time Standard Development
The initial listing of time standards can be found from several time standard studies found online such as CUTR, FTA, and others. Adjustments will need to be made to meet specific property bus fleet types and years. These adjustments are available from the actual repair history of an individual transit location. Calculating the average repair time for a particular work assignment and comparing same to industry standards is a best practice in determining accurate time standards. These repair times may be adjusted as accurate real-time repair history is generated.
In an effort to improve time standard compliance regular technician visits made by the shop foreman/supervisor are recommended. Particular interest needs to be made in technicians not meeting time standard compliance. Identifying and remedying time standard non-compliance needs to remain a priority.
Recognition needs to be made for those found in compliance with time standards. This can be accomplished both verbally and in written form. The electronic shop monitor also clearly identifies work assignments completed on time scheduled. Other means of recognition can be added.
Improving and recognizing Time Standard Compliance
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