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5 Habits of an Extraordinary Reliability Engineer
The Little Black Book on How to Be a Better Reliability Engineer
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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:
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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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