Maintenance Teams in Dayton and Leominster Use Machine Rebuild as Training Opportunity

Michelle MachenOur Stories, Small Packaging

Mauser Maintenance teams play a crucial role in keeping our equipment up and running. Our highly qualified teams are often asked to do more than routine maintenance and quickly jump into action assisting in rebuilds of non-operational machines. These rebuilds save the company money by extending the life of existing equipment and provide an opportunity for employee training.

The Dayton, New Jersey and Leominster, Massachusetts Small Packaging facilities recently took advantage of a Heat Transfer Label (HTL) machine rebuild to provide training to Dan Lanfranchi, a newly hired Maintenance Technician from Dayton. Dan spent two weeks in Leominster participating in a HTL rebuild alongside the Leominster Maintenance team of Jake Germain, Jeremy Levick, and Frank Choirniere. The rebuild included the addition of guarding, replacement of missing switches, replacement of wiring and air lines, and repair of air cylinder leaks. While in Leominster, Dan also assisted with general HTL maintenance that will further increase his routine maintenance knowledge.

“Possibly the best investment we can make in any of our operations is the investment in our employees.”

Chris Justice, Plant Manager (Dayton, N.J.)
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Dayton Tech Dan Lanfranchi and Leominster Tech Jake Germain rebuilding an HTL

“When our technicians have a deeper understanding of our equipment, they are better able to diagnose and repair problems. Rebuilds provide an opportunity for technicians to learn more about the machines they are responsible for maintaining. This was a great way for our two plants to cross-train and share information,” said Bob Alex, Leominster Maintenance Manager.

By including the Dayton technician in the rebuild, the two facilities turned a maintenance project into an opportunity to invest in employees. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained through this cross-training, both facilities benefit from the relationships built between colleagues.

Chris Justice, Dayton Plant Manager, said, “An opportunity like this, where I was able to send a newer technician to a sister plant for a rebuild, is priceless. Not only has Dan been exposed to the operation in Leominster but he is also building relationships.  After the first week in Leominster, Dan returned with several ideas and standard operating procedures that could be implemented here in Dayton. Ultimately, a project like this is about the greater good of the organization and taking advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself.”