Certified Professional Maintenance Manager

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January/February 2015 Dates
Jan. 15 — National Office, Herndon, VA
                 1-5 PM
Jan. 20 — Boston/128 Area, Location TBA
                 1-5 PM
Feb. 20 — Boston/128 Area, Location TBA
                 1-5 PM
Feb. 23 — National Office, Herndon, VA
                 1-5 PM

Plant and facilities maintenance professionals today must confront a wider variety of complex issues than ever before and therefore must possess an extensive knowledge of the many facets of maintenance management. Earning the Certified Professional Maintenance Manager credential will clearly validate to both your employer and industry officials that you possess in-depth expertise in plant and facilities maintenance management. The CPMM program will also help you remain current with the evolving techniques and technologies in maintenance management.

Core competencies include:

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the functions of the management process
  • Explain the objectives of a maintenance organization
  • Explain how maintenance evolves from the basics to advanced techniques
  • Describe the three major geographic classifications of maintenance organizations
  • Explain the factors in deciding how to staff a maintenance organization
  • List the duties of the maintenance supervisor, the maintenance planner, and the maintenance engineer
  • Explain how to determine proper maintenance staffing levels
  • Explain the use and different levels of Key Performance Indicators
  • Describe the evolution of a maintenance program through the different maintenance strategies
  • Describe the difference between a reactive maintenance program and a proactive program

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why preventive maintenance programs are important to a company's operation
  • Explain the benefits of a good PM program
  • Describe the main types of preventive maintenance
  • List the major costs that are incurred when equipment breaks down
  • Explain the steps required to start a successful preventive maintenance program
  • Explain how to manage a Preventive Maintenance program
  • Describe the Key Performance Indicators
  • Explain why some preventive maintenance programs fail

Learning Objectives:

  • Conduct a mini-analysis of your MRO inventory and purchasing organizations
  • Identify maintenance delays caused by inefficient MRO inventory and purchasing organizations
  • Describe the relationship between maintenance planning and the MRO inventory and purchasing functions
  • Define the various types of maintenance spare parts in a MRO inventory
  • Describe how to lower overall MRO inventory and purchasing costs
  • Describe the duties of a Stores Clerk

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how maintenance planning and scheduling impacts the productivity of the craft technicians
  • Explain the various types of work orders and their purposes
  • Describe some of the Key Performance Indicators for effective planning and scheduling
  • List the decisions that need to be made during maintenance planning
  • Explain the enablers for an effective work order system
  • Describe how to develop and execute a weekly maintenance schedule

Learning Objectives:

  • Conduct an assessment in preparation for selecting a CMMS
  • Develop a sample specification document for the features and functions of a CMMS
  • Explain the five major activities required to implement a CMMS
  • Describe the most common problems encountered when implementing a CMMS
  • Explain how to successfully use a CMMS to manage maintenance

Learning Objectives (Part 1):

  • Correctly define the term "training"
  • Describe the purposes of maintenance training
  • Define the basic approaches to maintenance training
  • Describe the phases of maintenance training and qualification-system design
  • Explain the "worker-centered" approach to effective training
  • List and explain the major steps in a maintenance training and qualification process

Learning Objectives (Part II):

  • Define "work culture"
  • Define the typical maintenance work-culture models
  • Describe the driving forces for changing maintenance work-cultures
  • Explain the roles of leadership in successful maintenance work cultures
  • Describe six factors of successful culture change
  • Explain the "eight-step process for leading major change"

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of predictive maintenance as a part of an overall maintenance philosophy
  • Describe how to use vibration analysis as a monitoring tool
  • Explain the value of thermography in a predictive maintenance program
  • Explain when to use ultrasonics in a plant or facility
  • Determine when lubricant analysis should be used in a plant or facility

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Describe how RCM transforms an organization from a reactive to a proactive culture
  • Explain how RCM supports an integrated and “evergreen” approach to maintenance
  • Describe some reliability prediction techniques
  • Explain some of the various RCM failure analysis techniques
  • Describe the RCM implementation steps

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits of TPM
  • Explain the six key elements of TPM
  • Identify the major equipment effectiveness losses
  • Explain how to focus TPM on results
  • Identify the common visual systems for improving equipment effectiveness

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how improving maintenance labor productivity can reduce maintenance expenses
  • Explain how improving maintenance materials controls can reduce maintenance expenses
  • Explain how maintenance can increase equipment availability and support the production of a company's product or its service at a lower overall cost
  • Explain the various ways in which maintenance practices can impact a company's energy costs
  • List various other ways in which improving maintenance practices can lower a company's overall costs

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the four elements of an effective occupational safety and health program
  • Explain how and why management commitment and employee involvement are tied together for a good safety and health program
  • Describe what a worksite analysis is
  • Explain systems used to prevent and control hazards
  • Describe a Safety Culture
  • Explain how to set up a safety and health training program

Learning Objectives:

  • Define indoor air quality
  • Explain the factors affecting indoor air quality
  • List the various sources of contaminants
  • Define sick building syndrome and building related illness
  • Review the standards governing air quality
  • Review the process for creating an IAQ profile
  • Review the process for developing an IAQ management plan
  • Review the process for diagnosing an IAQ complaint
  • Review the basic mitigation techniques
  • Applicants must be currently employed as maintenance professional and two years’ experience to be eligible to take the exam

To get complete information on your eligibility for the CPMM, the application and testing process and materials, the schedule of CPMM Review Programs and Exams and test results, contact the Certification Representative in the AFE Office of Professional Development at (571) 203-7238 or certification@afe.org.