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  • P.M. CHECKLIST FOR IN-HOUSE

     Justin updated 2 days, 19 hours ago 5 Members · 12 Posts
  • Justin

    Member
    February 17, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Hey guys,
    so im new here, absolutely priceless information here. Thank you all for sharing everything. It really helps people like me. This question is mostly for the in-house techs but would still love anyones input. so my story is a few years back I was asked to run Maint. for a small cafe. I told them I didnt know anything about maintenance and underestimated the level of knowledge required. I took the job because than I was bussing tables and washing dishes. Anything had to be better than washing dishes lol. well now we have expanded and I am in charge of 3 restaurants now and am realizing I really need to get it together. I have just been doing things by the seat of my pants but now am trying to get alot of things more organized. I was wondering if anyone here had a preventitive checklist I could maybe see to get an idea of what I should be putting on a schedule of checking. I can always call people to do some of the work but ill need to know what to call about. its definitely been a learning experience and there isn’t very good information out there easily available. its a breakfest Cafe so it has convection ovens, griddles, 6 burners, tilt skillets, deep fryers etc. thank you for all your guys help in advance. every little bit of help is greatly appreciated.

  • fixbear

    Member
    February 17, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Welcome to the site Justin. Basically you will need to identify and catalog every piece of equipment by make, model and serial number. Then look at each manual for the equipment for recommended service intervals. Some will also have a recommended spare parts list. You also should put together a service library for your equipment. Having that information at hand saves a lot of time and money down the road. You should also get involved with the company’s purchasing of new equipment. It’s a lot easier to get propriety service documentation as part of a purchase than after the fact. Including training.

    There are service software/apps out there. Helps to write work orders and the timing

    • Justin

      Member
      February 17, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      thank you, yes I actually just completed logbook for each store and printed the manuals and parts list with the logs for each piece of equipment. it was very time consuming looking up warranties and just finding model numbers for half this stuff let alone serials. out of the 3 stores though I got most of it. maybe 5 serials I couldn’t find or decipher. but I did get models and those ones wouldn’t have a warranty anyways they are so old

  • Sparky0575

    Member
    February 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    There is several service APPS with the ability to create assets per location that will have info such as ( MODEL#, Serial#, data plate notes for filter or belts and so on ) . With this you can create a service history for each asset . you can also create a pm check list and schedule. These apps are not free but are very useful.

    • Justin

      Member
      February 17, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      thats good to know. I appreciate it. would you have a name of an app or what keywords I should look under it with

    • Justin

      Member
      February 17, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      or should I just look under service app?

  • ShawnF

    Member
    February 18, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I set my school system up with UpKeep. It is relatively inexpensive and offers alot of functions like assets location, work orders that is free for people requesting work orders.

    • techtownmayor

      Administrator
      February 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

  • ShawnF

    Member
    February 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm
    • Justin

      Member
      February 19, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      that looks very useful. thank you very much. I have searched for something like this. I have been trying to talk my company into investing in a cmms because from what I have seen in every kind of maint. setup is that its focused around it. streamlines everything and just making everything more organized and productive. they aren’t really feeling it because of the price tag and we are only a few little stores.

  • ShawnF

    Member
    February 19, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Depending on the features you are looking for, a basic yearly subscription is $500.00. More money brings more features. When I started using it I did the free version to demonstrate it’s usefulness.

    • Justin

      Member
      February 22, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      yes I’m doing the same i think. It has already helped me get alot of things organized and now can pitch it to my owners. thank you for sharing.

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