Automation = Competitive DC. Is your Maintenance Staff Ready?

Increased automation reduces operations personnel and increases the need for higher skilled Maintenance Technicians


Job Descriptions, Job / Task Analysis (JTA), Technician Testing and Classification

With increased automation it may be necessary to hire additional skilled technicians or to reclassify and train existing technicians.

TTS conducts a JTA to identify the specific skills required to maintain a fully operational Distribution Center. This data is analyzed to create job descriptions and evaluation programs. A standardized maintenance hiring process and structured staffing levels are developed. Exams and individual development plans provide a clear path for advancement.


Training Programs

Once the skills required are identified, a training program is developed targeted at the specific needs of the distribution center workforce. Our maintenance courses are available in eLearning format to establish a good foundation. Instructor-led training complements the eLearning with hands on applications.



Many of the processes developed by TTS establish a structure needed in the fast moving automated distribution center environment. Safety is high priority.


Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO) Procedures

OSHA requires employers to document energy sources and develop procedures to prevent unexpected activation of equipment and possible injury. OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.14-7), enacted in January 1990, mandates specific ways to de-energize equipment during servicing and maintenance operations.


OSHA 1910 Training (10-hour and 30-hour)

The 10-hour OSHA compliance training course acquaints participants with major CFR 1910 General Industry OSHA standards and answers questions about OSHA procedures. The 30-hour OSHA compliance training course explains current regulations and promotes compliance with those regulations. The course includes both OSHA requirements and OSHA policies and procedures.


Electrical Safe Work Practice (ESWP)

The Electrical Safe Work Practice is a review of electricity properties and provides guidance concerning proper personal protective equipment and techniques for working on electrical systems as defined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 and National Fire Protection Association (NF-PA) 70E 2004.


Arc Flash Study & Training

The purpose of the Arc Flash Study & Training is to comply with NFPA 70E and OSHA CFR 1910 to provide a safe and efficient means for your technicians to work on and in the vicinity of electrical equipment.


Battery Attendant Certification

TTS has developed a certification process to implement proven safe work practices and develop well trained technicians to service and maintain the industrial truck batteries.


ASRS Certification

TTS has developed a multi-tiered certification program for ASRS systems. This certification is for technicians who perform corrective and preventive maintenance on ASRS systems.


Maintenance Best Practices

Assessments of the current state of your maintenance organization provides a framework for process improvements. TTS provides a detailed report of current practices from an outside independent source. Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Implementation TTS has the expertise to implement a new CMMS or enhance an existing CMMS. Our experienced professionals can take your existing CMMS and review it for accuracy and completeness.