Consulting Services

Why would an organization turn to a maintenance consultant instead of using their own personnel? Some key reasons:

  • First and foremost is the unbiased experience that consultants provide. Because they have no stake in the outcome (aside from providing the best service possible so you'll hire them again) , consultants can suggest radical or controversial strategies when needed.
  • Few maintenance professionals have been inside more maintenance facilities than a qualified consultant. Consultants can often apply a wide knowledge of maintenance practices from many industries and organizations to help solve the problems that eat at you.
  • Consultants can bring to bear ideas that have been successful in other industries and organizations, such as government, education, mining or transportation.
  • A consultant who teaches has access to discussions from thousands of maintenance professionals from hundreds of sessions.
  • In some cases organizations listen to outside consultants more closely than to their own in-house experts.
  • Some organizations turn to consultants because the in-house staff has the skill but not the time. Consultants can focus their entire attention, without distraction, on a narrow problem. A consultant can usually get on-line rapidly -more quickly than even a highly qualified new hire.
Levitt providing planning, scheduling, and shutdown support at Syncrude, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Instead of hiring, consider contracting with a good consultant. You can send them home when the project is complete, minimizing overhead and disruption while ending up with the results you hoped for.

Springfield Resources undertakes a wide range of consulting projects on behalf of clients.

Sample Maintenance Management Projects:

  • Maintenance Audits including:
    • Review of Maintenance Procedures
    • Review of information flow
    • Store room - inventories, procedures, purchasing criteria
    • PM, emergency and routine work systems
    • Maintenance information systems
    • Administration of maintenance fitness questionnaires
    • Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
      • Design or specification of new capabilities
      • Installation and training for systems
      • Getting the most from your existing maintenance management information system (maximize benefits)
      • Training in use of the system (including reasons for the system) to craftspeople
      • Support for purchasing and/or specification of CMMS
Levitt helped install the CMMS at the largest radar installation in the world, above, Kwajalien Atoll, Marshall Islands.
  • Work sampling survey to evaluate productivity with recommendations for improvements
  • Improving the overall delivery of maintenance service to customers/users
  • Design and set-up of Preventive Maintenance (PM) systems (manual, service bureau, and computerized)
  • Building and equipment inspection (helping prepare your repair and modernization budgets)
  • Design and set-up of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) equipment, systems and procedures
  • Analysis of property management with recommendations for improvements
  • Craftsperson training in PM (why, what, when)