There are many ways on how an equipment will malfunction. There might be some contacts that are wearing out, wires that are overheating and short out or burn open, the parts may be damaged by abrasion or impact, and many more. The equipment many not be functioning well or may not operate at all if these things happen.
In these cases, you would normally look for ways on how to get the equipment fixed and operate again. If the assembly line is the place where the equipment that is not functioning properly, then the entire assembly line will be down and an unexpected “time-off” will happen, resulting to losing some revenue. You should be aware that if you are responsible in doing some repairs on an equipment that is not functioning properly, then the client will be observing all your moves since they will be paying you for the time that you spent in fixing the equipment. These types of cases will always put pressure on the person that was hired to fix some equipments that are not working properly.
You should understand carefully the process of troubleshooting. Troubleshooting is a way of analyzing the operation or behavior of a circuit that is faulty in order to know exactly what is wrong with it. Troubleshooting also involves determining what component or components are not working well and looking for ways to repair the circuit. Troubleshooting can be a really hard task depending on the equipment that will need some repairs. There are times that the issue can be easily determined and the component that is having some issues can be easily identified. But there are also times that the faulty components and the problem can be really hard to identify. It would be easy to find a faulty relay that has visible signs of burning, while an isolated issue that is caused by a connection that has high resistance can be really hard to spot.
How will you know if the person is an expert troubleshooter? An expert troubleshooter can easily find the problem in an equipment with the given amount of time. These experts can easily identify both complicated or simple problems in a component. Another good quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they will only be replacing the components that are having some issues. They appear to have the ability to identify what is wrong with the equipment. They will not need some trial and error. So what is the secret of these expert troubleshooters?
There are some people that thinks they can perform a good troubleshooting on a certain equipment since they know how the equipment works. If you want to be an expert in troubleshooting, you will need more than this.
You will know if a person is an expert troubleshooter if he or she is aware of all the functions of an electrical component that is using a familiar or even an unfamiliar circuit. An expert troubleshooter will use ways and methods in analyzing a circuit systematically or logically in order to identify the problem with it. They are also aware of the tools that they will need to use in order to identify what is faulty in an equipment. Finally, these expert troubleshooters have had the chance to refine and develop their skills in troubleshooting.