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 5 Habits of an Extraordinary Reliability Engineer

5 Habits of an Extraordinary Reliability Engineer

The Little Black Book on How to Be a Better Reliability Engineer

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04/08/2021
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About this title

Do you have repeated Reliability issues at your plant that just never seem to go away?

Do you constantly feel frustrated at being one step behind?

Are you so busy “fighting fires” that you never get to make any improvements?

What if you could learn a few simple habits to help you feel more confident and FINALLY relax into the knowledge that you’re finding – and solving – problems before they find you? 

What if you could get Reliability into your DNA? 

5 Habits of an Extraordinary Reliability Engineer is unlike any other Reliability book. In it, Peter Horsburgh – a Reliability Engineer with 20+ years of engineering experience – will walk you through simple yet powerful habits to develop a proactive Reliability Mindset.

If you want to develop your competence and confidence as a Reliability Engineer, this is definitely the book for you.

About the Author - Peter Horsburgh

Peter Horsburgh is known as a charismatic and enthusiastic expert in the field of reliability engineering. Peter and reliability were a match made in heaven. His fifteen years of experience started with a high distinction honor on his initial university published reliability paper and has since built to some of the most complex reliability models ever created. One university professor who viewed his work suggested that Peter should be teaching him!

Peter started off as a mechanical engineer and credits his electrical experience for being able to converse with technical staff and craftspeople alike. He has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), but is just as comfortable pitching in the boardroom about the importance of getting reliability right.

His storytelling skills and ability to engage people from various skill backgrounds have led to him becoming a highly sought-after consultant. He knows how to bring out the best in people and can also see things from decision makers’ viewpoints because he’s been there himself.

Peter has engaged people on everything from planning and scheduling, root cause analysis and defect elimination, plant strategy implementation, and condition monitoring. He’s spoken at international and national reliability conventions and meetings, is a regular contributor to the Industrial Maintenance Roundtable, and was a founding member of the association in New South Wales, Australia.

Peter is married with three children. He lives in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of a blacksmith and has had a hammer in his hand ever since he can remember. At the age of fifteen, he started to learn to fly and could pilot a plane solo before he could legally drive a car without supervision. In 2016, Peter was the overall champion of the Australian Light Aircraft Championships.

With a motto of, “The pain you feel now is your success calling,” Peter is prepared to ask the difficult questions in order to discover what’s holding back success.

Peter can be found on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/phorsburgh/

Contents

Acknowledgments

What Others Are Saying About This Book


SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

The Ever-Changing Reliability Landscape


SECTION 2: THE “5 DON’TS”

Chapter 1: Don’t Know

Chapter 2: Don’t Understand

Chapter 3: Don’t Question

Chapter 4: Don’t Use Data

Chapter 5: Don’t Change

Section 2 Summary


SECTION 3: THE HABITS FOR CONFIDENCE

Chapter 6: Habit #1 – Continuously Identify Problems

Chapter 7: Habit #2 – Learn to Understand

Chapter 8: Habit #3 – Question to Find Alternatives

Chapter 9: Habit #4 – Decide with Data

Chapter 10: Habit #5 – Facilitate to Implement

Section 3 Summary


SECTION 4: HABIT #1 – CONTINUOUSLY IDENTIFY PROBLEMS

Chapter 11: So What’s the Problem?

Chapter 12: The Unknown Chronic Disease

Chapter 13: The Big Bangs

Chapter 14: What? Something Is Wrong?

Chapter 15: Never Stop Looking for Problems

Section 4 Summary


SECTION 5: HABIT #2 – LEARN TO UNDERSTAND

Chapter 16: Go Deep

Chapter 17: RCA – Removing the Pain of Not Understanding

Chapter 18: The 5 Whys

Chapter 19: How Does This Work in Real Life?

Section 5 Summary


SECTION 6: HABIT #3 – QUESTION TO FIND ALTERNATIVES

Chapter 20: Inside the Box Solutions

Chapter 21: They Just Don’t Care

Chapter 22: Bissett’s Formula – Smooth, Clean, Cool and Dry

Section 6 Summary


SECTION 7: HABIT #4 – DECIDE WITH DATA

Chapter 23: Data-Driven Debates

Chapter 24: Problem, Cause, Solution, Value

Chapter 25: Publish or Perish

Chapter 26: Changing the Work Environment with Data

Section 7 Summary


SECTION 8: HABIT #5 – FACILITATE TO IMPLEMENT

Chapter 27: The World Is Changing, You Need to As Well

Chapter 28: Facilitation Is the Key

Chapter 29: Getting People Involved

Chapter 30: Keeping It Simple

Chapter 31: Engaging with People Where They Are

Chapter 32: Having a Go at It

Chapter 33: Celebrating Wins

Chapter 34: Accepting Change

Section 8 Summary


SECTION 9: APPLYING THE HABITS

Chapter 35: Fault Codes

Chapter 36: Computerized Maintenance Management System Setup

Chapter 37: Plan a Job Once

Chapter 38: Organize and Analyze Data Quickly

Section 9 Summary


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