Jake Hubbell Hacks Equipment Maintenance Routine with #MakeTracksCleanAgain
January of 2019, Heavy Fleet Manager, Jake Hubbell, joined Turner Mining Group. He arrived at a state of disarray when it came to equipment management, immediately recognizing the lack of attention on maintenance. “Basic maintenance was just not happening,” said Hubbell, “we were getting hit with lots of undercarriage bills and losing money left and right.”
To solve this, Jake implemented #MakeTracksCleanAgain. The program consisted of clearly defining how to use a spade to clean tracks and articulating the importance of maintenance activities. He asked that Project Managers post pictures on Slack (TMG’s primary source for internal communication) at the end of the day, showing off their crew’s clean tracks. “Not only did it drive accountability since no one wanted to be the only site that didn’t post, but it allowed us to have a little fun with something that can be pretty daunting.”
Over a year later, #MakeTracksCleanAgain is still rolling, with around 90% of projects posting photos every night. The benefits of the program have been beyond what Hubbell expected, “I also use the photos to identify other equipment issues earlier so we can stay ahead of major repairs.” Hubbell’s hack on equipment maintenance demonstrates the company’s value, A Mind for Innovation, and has turned into the new norm for how the company cares for equipment.
Hear more about Jake’s experience with equipment management on Turner Mining Live.
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