A key element of our Fabrication Division success is our commitment to train all operators so they are given the tools to competently, correctly and safely perform their duties according to all specified product requirements. To further our operators’ job knowledge, we cross-train in all operations on the production floor providing us with a flexible workforce to accommodate changes in the production schedule.
To further augment our operator success on the production floor, we use our Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Programs utilizing AMMS (Advanced Maintenance Management System). The AMMS system is a complete database of all our equipment, maintenance schedules, and records. Our maintenance department is trained in the use of Predictive maintenance tools to identify potential machine failures while the equipment is running.
Tools such as oil analysis, vibration analysis, & thermographic imaging helps us predict and repair equipment on a scheduled basis preventing failures during production. Through the years, we have also incorporated methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing, Productive Maintenance, & ISO 9000 into our beliefs and practices. Since 2005, we have held a total of 25 week-long events in which employee teams utilized tools such as 5s, SMED (single minute exchange of die). Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to name a few.
Employee safety is a priority at Jersey Shore Steel Fabrication Division, whether it involves safety audits, replacing older tools with more ergonomic versions, preventive maintenance on equipment, repainting/marking off high danger areas, to “tool box talks” that cover important topics, our safety manager and the safety committee are looking out for the employees! A clean but functional working environment is a must in a manufacturing facility… a place for everything and everything in its place is our motto!