Maintenance Tips & Tricks
Time-conserving, money-saving, aggravation-avoiding ideas for solving typical maintenance problems should be shared with others in the plant engineering profession.
Time-conserving, money-saving, aggravation-avoiding ideas for solving typical maintenance problems should be shared with others in the plant engineering profession. This idea-exchange concept serves as the basic philosophy for Plant Engineering magazine's tenth annual "Tips & Tricks" article.
Details of this article were explained in the May issue. Readers were invited to submit shortcut maintenance methods or procedures that they have used over the years for solving commonly encountered problems. A review panel examined the submittals and selected those appearing on the following pages for publication.
Review the suggestions offered by others in the plant engineering profession, and vote for the five you believe are the most useful by writing the tip numbers on the special ballot located next to p 86. The item receiving the most votes will win the "Plant Engineering Maintenance Tip of the Year Award." The submitter will receive $1000 for the suggestion. The two runners-up will each receive $250.
Please return all ballots by October 26, 1998.
In all cases, even if not specifically mentioned in the writeups, always use the appropriate safety equipment and procedures when applying the tips.
-- Edited by Ron Holzhauer, Managing Editor, 847-390-2668, firstname.lastname@example.org
Many short cut methods and procedures exist for solving commonly encountered maintenance problems.Use the special ballot located within this article to help select the"Maintenance Tip of the Year."Ballots must be received by October 26, 1998.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.