3 Tips for Increasing Productivity Among Machine Operators
release date: 03/04/2019
When it comes to productivity of any manufacturing plant, the performance of the machine operators is vital. While it’s of the utmost importance that all machines and equipment are maintained regularly to ensure optimum operating time, how these machines are used is just as important to productivity.
Here are three tips you can implement right away to increase productivity among machine operators, with the result of increasing performance in your facility.
1. Proper Training for All Machine Operators
We see it all the time. Machine operators learning on the job as they go. While it might not seem like a big deal in the moment as you’re able to get a new employee up to speed while keeping the machines in production, lack of proper training can be costly not only for your company’s bottom line but for your employee.
Spending the time to properly train all machine operators provides several benefits:
Maintenance - training your operators to clean and keep up equipment saves you money in the long run for repairs and downtime.
Troubleshooting - qualified machinery training can actually teach your employees how to troubleshoot on the job. This basic servicing could save you a ton on downtime and money spent on diagnostic repairs.
Efficiency - when your operators are familiar with the machine and its parts, they’re better equipped to spot when things are not operating efficiently on the floor.
2. Schedule Routine Inspections on All Equipment
Once your machine operators are trained, schedule routine inspections on all equipment. By having your operators and floor managers inspect the machines and their parts regularly, you’ll be able to find areas that need maintenance, a replacement part, more lubricant, etc.
By having your employees focused on the performance of the intricate parts of the equipment more regularly, you can ensure your operators will be more likely to spot issues quickly.
3. Enforce Quality Control Procedures
Unfortunately, the more a task becomes routine, the easier it is for people to become careless. By enforcing strict quality control procedures, you can ensure your machine operators will be alert, following processes, and remaining productive.
Need Help Implementing Getting Your Facility Up to Peak Performance?
Ready to get your facility and your machine operators working on optimum performance? Protech International can help.
Protech offers both basic and advanced training programs to educate employees on the proper operation and maintenance of machinery, including troubleshooting, for individuals or groups. Learn more about our training programs and how we can help you increase your facility’s productivity at the employee level!