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This five-day program develops deductive reasoning abilities in Heavy Equipment Technicians that can be applied to complex electrical and mechanical systems. It is guaranteed to significantly reduce equipment downtime and costs.

Over 1,000 lbs of project equipment is trailered to your site. This enables participants tospend 90% of their time troubleshooting realistic faults utilizing both hardwired (including CAN Bus) and software simulators under the guidance of a Master Troubleshooter.

Based on Canada Training Group's proprietary Deductive Reasoning TM methodology, this program is flexible enough to develop strong processes in younger troubleshooters and still challenge experienced troubleshooters to fine-tune their skills.

Another major outcome from this training will be a huge increase in job satisfaction. Your troubleshooters will be keenly aware of their increased competence and feel capable of extraordinary achievement. The natural result is a dramatic increase in productivity; your people will see the impact of a job well done and will want to do more.

Any troubleshooter determined to improve their game will be able to apply our Deductive Reasoning TM methodology to electrical, mechanical and other systems, collectively saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime during their career with your company.

Our instructors have 30-40 years of electrical troubleshooting experience, including 15-20 years as troubleshooting instructors. Our maximum class size of 8 students allows the instructor to work closely with each student to improve every aspect of their troubleshooting skills and ensure their maximum learning.

Past participants continue to make especial reference to the measurable increase in their safety by following our proprietary Deductive Reasoning TM methodology.

Who should attend: Heavy Equipment Technicians, Millwrights, Mechanics, Technicians, and any other worker who must be relied on to quickly and accurately diagnose and fix electrical and mechanical systems.

You will be able to: Significantly reduce equipment downtime by rigorously applying our proprietary troubleshooting process

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  • Dan Wheeler, Global Container Terminals
    I found the instructor to be very clear with the information in the course and very helpful with understanding the process of deductive reasoning. This course was very good at helping you work through the problem by writing down or documenting your steps
  • Wade Harrogate, Maintenance Supervisor, Molson Breweries
    “ I enjoyed it. It was very mixed. You were not overdoing just one aspect but always covering something new. I like the troubleshooting tools…thinking, observing, analysis, then test!”
  • Martin Fleming, Irving Tissue
    Course was beneficial in that it shows if you take a complex problem and break it down, document the information you have and come up with a plan it makes troubleshooting the problem easier. Instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was knowledgeable and conveyed the intent of the course.
  • Tyler Romanchuk, Suncor Energy
    "This course was excellent overall. The equipment and tools provided were excellent. The instructor Ed Rideout, was clear and made you feel comfortable with the material."
  • Jeff Ferns, TransCanada Pipelines
    "Course is hard for the first coupe of days, but in the middle of the course it starts to get easy or better. I have learnt lots and will take it to my work place. The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk is very good, easy going and very smart. I had fun, thanks for the course Canada Training Group."

Course topics

1. INTRODUCTION

Objective:

I. EVALUATE AND COMPARE REASONING METHODOLOGIES

Objective: Determine the most efficient and effective reasoning methodology to employ while troubleshooting

II. DEDUCE FAULT TYPE

Objective: Isolate the root cause using deduction.

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1. INTRODUCTION

Objective:

  • Course Introduction
  • Student Introductions

I. EVALUATE AND COMPARE REASONING METHODOLOGIES

Objective: Determine the most efficient and effective reasoning methodology to employ while troubleshooting

  • Review Analytical Thinking
  • Review Divergent Thinking
  • Review Convergent Thinking
  • Review Inductive Reasoning
  • Develop a Troubleshooting Procedure Applying Deductive Reasoning
  • Compare Deductive Reasoning to Analytical Thinking
  • Review Deductive Reasoning
  • Develop an Electrical Troubleshooting Procedure Applying Deductive Reasoning
  • Practical Projects

II. DEDUCE FAULT TYPE

Objective: Isolate the root cause using deduction.

  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Mechanical Faults
  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Fluid Faults
  • Differentiate Between Power and Control Faults
  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Electronic Faults
  • Identify Black Box Faults
  • Practical Projects

III. PLAN YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING APPROACH

Objective: Use empirical evidence to plan your steps.

  • Evaluate Hazards
  • Select Starting Point
  • Plan Minimum Troubleshooting Steps
  • Deduce Test Results
  • Practical Projects

IV. PREPARE TO TROUBLESHOOT

Objective: Develop preparatory skills.

  • Select Troubleshooting Tools
  • Make Factual Observations
  • Plan Your Tests
  • Gather Empirical Evidence
  • Practical Projects

V. TROUBLESHOOT THE SYSTEM

Objective: Apply a non-redundant series of minimum tests supported with documentation of the process.

  • Control Hazards
  • Conduct Tests
  • Record Tests and Results
  • Practical Projects

VI. INTERPRET DATA

Objective: Utilize results of troubleshooting to both fix the current problem but to also deduce root cause.

  • Evaluate Test Results
  • Eliminate Non-Problem Areas
  • Identify True Cause of Failure
  • Practical Projects
  • Isolate Cause of Failure

VII. TROUBLESHOOT 12/24VDC SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills to identify and isolate constant and intermittent DC system problems with the fewest tests

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Voltage Drops
  • Voltage Loss
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits
  • Sensor Faults
  • Actuator Faults
  • ECU Faults
  • Practical Projects

VIII. UNDERSTAND HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Objective: Identify and relate the individual components of a CAN Bus system and how they are integrated into a system

  • CAN Protocols
  • CAN Networks
  • Electronic Control Units
  • CAN Bus
  • Nodes
  • CAN Message
  • CAN Logging
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • CAN Customizing
  • Practical Projects

IX. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills to identify and isolate constant and intermittent CAN Bus system problems with the fewest tests

  • Test Instruments
  • Electronic Control Unit Problems
  • BUS Problems
  • Sensor Problems
  • Node Problems
  • Actuator Problems
  • Open Circuits
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Hi - Lo Short Circuits
  • Practical Projects

X. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS SENSORS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills when testing sensors

  • Sensor Types
  • Sensor Calibration
  • Liquid Level Sensors
  • Position Sensors
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Speed/Timing Sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Other Sensors
  • Practical Projects

XI. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS ACTUATORS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills when testing actuators

  • Actuator Types
  • Actuator Calibration
  • Engine Actuators
  • Brake Actuators
  • Steering Actuators
  • Transmission Actuators
  • Chassis Actuators
  • Other Actuators
  • Practical Projects

XII. CONCLUSION

Objective: Conclude course and evaluate troubleshooting skill progression in both speed and accuracy.

  • Evaluation of Learned Skills
  • Review of Course Goals
  • Review of Student Goals
  • Evaluation of Course
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    47

    Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern...

    • Greg Baun, Akita Drilling
      "The instructor, Dave Smith was clear and covered a lot of information in the 4 days. He is very knowledgeable and really knows is stuff."
    • Jody Payne, Canrig
      "I was impressed by the instructor, Dave's straight forward "down to earth" teaching style. He was able to keep the room attentive and involved. The training is essential for any employee working with or around any electrical equipment."
    • Bob MacGregor, BC Hydro
      "Excellent instructor, one of the best."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Joe Kiceniuk

    Years of Experience
    54

    Joe Kiceniuk was educated at University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and has technical training in electronics with over 40 years experience in electronic circuit construction, troubleshooting and service. Joe has a working knowledge of multiple programming languages and extensive experience with quality control in analytical systems. He has designed and built equipment and is the...

     
    • Brian Ethier, Spectra Energy
      Joe has lots of experience in the electrical/electronics field and he has transferred this information to us very well. Good job to Joe and Al.
    • Rob Barter, Syncrude Canada
      "Joe did a great job. He was very helpful, but made you work at getting the answer you needed on your own."
    • Mario Vargas, Bradken
      "Joe was very knowledgeable about all of the different questions that were asked. He was a very good teacher/instructor."
    See Joe Kiceniuk CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    40

    Wayne brings 39 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area preforming maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

     
    • Tyler Skutelnik, Alberta Health Services
      Wayne did a good job explaining the course and answering questions we had.
    • Mohit Mander, KLTP
      Wayne is a wonderful and informative instructor. He made the course very enjoyable and easy to follow.
    • Jonathon Martel, Total Power
      Wayne was a great instructor, he was clear in his description of scenarios and answered questions thoroughly.
    See Wayne Jeffrey CV
  • Dave Cox

    Years of Experience
    42

    Dave began his career in commercial high rises in Calgary. He then spent time working industrial oilfield maintenance electrical in Alberta followed by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario, Koch fertilizer and Husky Oil in Manitoba, Baffin Island at an iron ore mine and commissioning in the Alberta oildsands sector.Dave is also an avid whitewater rafting professional, and has served as a guide in Ontario...

     
    • Amendeep Rana, Global Container Group
      Dave was a great teacher. He had great communication with students and listened very well to what we had to say. He answered any questions we had. Very organized 10 out of 10, I definitely recommend him.
    • Ravi Ludu, Global Container Terminals
      Dave is a very good teacher, making sure everyone understands the info in the course. 2 Thumbs Up!
    • Darrin Grone, Global Container Group
      Dave is very knowledgeable in the electrical department. His experience with GM has helped bridge the mechanical side.
    See Dave Cox CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    42

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Steve Fritterer, GCT Deltaport
      Jim Roberts kept the course humorous and interesting. He kept us all under his supervision and helped when needed.
    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
    • Terry Simpson, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Electrician
      “Jim Roberts is a knowledgeable instructor in this area of the trade. His course is a definite requirement.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had lots of hands on exercises, which is the best way to learn. Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and obviously had a ton of practical experience. Great instructor!”

    Dan Rogers, Newfoundland Power
  • I found that the course was good and it made me think about narrowing down the problem and planning it out before starting my troubleshooting. I liked the fact it was a small class ad it was easier to get help if you needed it.

    Blaine Romanovich, Imperial Oil
  • "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was very knowledgeable and came across well wth his presentation. He was very good at explaining the problems encountered and what to look for. Also, explained this course was about "how" to troubleshoot with the 5 step system. This technique should help to figure out...

    Rob Lefebvre, Agrium
  • "This is a great course. I learnt lots about how to organize and prepare for troubleshooting. Well worth attending."

    Steven Gordon, Suncor
  • “Everything was great; this course will help me very much to troubleshoot better.”

    Kent Pilon, City of Ottawa
  • “The course was an extremely valuable tool to any electrician. Experienced troubleshooters can refine existing skills and less-experienced will gain knowledge that isn't the overly obvious unless taught.”

    Mason Richard, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “This is an excellent course to build confidence in troubleshooting, building a solid base from which to troubleshoot. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym, sets a good pace, is knowledgeable and is easy to understand.”

    Stephen Sherwin, Ainsworth Engineered
  • “ Excellent, an invaluable troubleshooting tool.”

    Jim King, Electrician, Williams Operating Corp
  • “I learnt more than I thought I would have learnt. I’ve learned that having more information and being organized is the key to the problem solving. Having a place to start is better than staring at the wall. The instructor was informative and explained things so I could understand them. Definitely...

    Ron Barrett, Otis
  • “The course was well thought out, had good equipment, good pace, and relevant training material. The instructor was friendly and relatable, good instruction, good at presenting ideas in different ways to help with understanding.”

    Justin Power, BC Hydro
  • “I found the course and the instructor challenged me in ways that revealed my weaknesses and provided the skills and system to overcome them. Well worth it!”

    Mike Ferguson, Ainsworth Engineered
  • "This course gets your mind working so you can look at a problem in a different frame of mind."

    Kirk Barron, Shell Canada
  • “The course was useful in the sense that it teaches the importance of finding your starting point and staying calm while troubleshooting. The course would be best suited for apprentices, journeymen with little or no troubleshooting experience. There are lessons to be taken from it and about the mental...

    Tristan R, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • This course was definitely beneficial to me. It opened my eyes on how to look at a circuit differently and use less steps to identify a problem. This training proved the importance of recording ALL information gathered about a problem, at the same time also knowing how the circuits should operate under...

    Brandon Sacrey, Nabors Drilling
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and well prepared. He used real time examples to illustrate points. He kept the flow going not allowing us to get side tracked from our goals. Each day started with a review and reinforced course objectives. A great course, highly recommend it.”

    Kent Strong, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “This course made me look at the big picture, then find my way to the problem faster by not doing unnecessary testing and checks. Having to write a bubble around the problem area made it easy to reason and test my way through to find the problem quicker and easier.”

    Jeff S., Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “The instructor did a great job, very informative, very helpful, lots of knowledge. This is one of the best courses I have ever been involved in; I learnt a lot from this experience.

    Shannon Park, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “I would recommend this course to my co-workers. I learnt how to document everything and how to approach and solve problems in a different way.”

    Kris Samociuk, City of Ottawa
  • "Very good tips on how to break down a problem into manageable steps. And on eliminating problem areas to break down problems. Good teaching."

    Karsten Harms, Agrium
  • “ Very effective and efficient way of how to solve a problem…from start to finish”

    Craig Knee, Electrical Maintenance, Newfoundland Power
  • “I think the course was very well presented and helped emphasize the use of a meter and how to interpret the readings you get.”

    Mike Funk, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • The course was interesting and the instructors were knowledgeable, approachable, and kept things interesting. Fault loading on the boards and the use of the computer programs helped build proficiency in the techniques.

    Andy Black, Global Container Terminals
  • I enjoyed this class a lot. I liked the use of the different boards and how hands-on the class was.

    Matt Hawkins, Velco
  • "The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods."

    Chris Osmond, Suncor
  • “Using logic and better testing (meter) techniques, I am now a much more effective and efficient trouble-shooter.”

    Colin Lynn, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “The instructor was knowledgeable on course content. He kept everything in informal and made it fun. Emphasized the process on how to solve problems.”

    Daryl Magerl, TransAlta, TransGas
  • "This course is an excellent tool for anyone who will be doing troubleshooting on equipment or a plant."

    Sean Callahan, Suncor
  • “This course was valuable in terms of learning documentation and a methodical approach to troubleshooting. It was practical and engaging and provided valuable tips and practice in implementing the method. I would have liked a little more coaching on how to divide the circuits and theory. However, after...

    Craig Stephenson, BC Hydro
  • “This was a well paired course with plenty of time and exercises to complete, very knowledgeable instruction for planning.”

    Andrew Luxton, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • “The instructor was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and understanding of the student’s different levels of experience. The course was probably one of the best I've done to date. I feel more confident when approaching equipment to repair with either experience or little experience working...

    Philip Roberts, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “Very good to think of troubleshooting in a more effective manner and safer to record results and findings for information sharing’s and recording. WebCAT will send all people to course in electrical field.”

    Tom Rustige, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "This is the first time I have been trained in a step by step approach to troubleshooting. I feel, this will make future troubleshooting and breakdown issues in the future a lot safer and problem solving a lot easier. Increased production, increased safety means...WIN, WIN!!"

    Eugene Comeau, David Bell Mine
  • “The course was very effectively laid out and the use of the training aids made the course much easier to stay engaged. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to steer you in the proper direction without making you feel stupid. Excellent course overall.”

    Stuart Yemen, City of Ottawa
  • I found the instructor to be very clear with the information in the course and very helpful with understanding the process of deductive reasoning. This course was very good at helping you work through the problem by writing down or documenting your steps

    Dan Wheeler, Global Container Terminals
  • “I thought he did a great job presenting the materials and how to properly and efficiently troubleshoot electrical systems. I think that I can use the information I got to help me diagnose problems I may come across at work. I learnt that a system should be analyzed and a plan made before proceeding...

    Vance Gnyp, CO-OP Refinery Complex
  • “Very good training, very much like back to the trade school. Best training I have been on in a long time. It really helped with logical process for troubleshooting. Example, more analysis less testing.”

    Drew Cameron, City of Ottawa.
  • “Very fun course with a wide variety of equipment. Good practice for troubleshooting, unfamiliar equipment also good practice for using your logic for solving unknown electrical problems. The instructor was very helpful and made the course very interesting.” Roch Lavergne, Norbord

    Roch Lavergne, Norbord
  • “The course will help me a lot in troubleshooting. It made me learn to troubleshoot quicker and able to split the problem in half the time. The instructor was really good at what he teaches and that made the course better. Thanks.”

    Jeremy Buchart, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "This is an excellent course. I learned a lot of valuable information, especially regarding the application of thinking and learning patterns. Draw out your problem area and focus on the underlying issue."

    Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
  • “The course was challenging and effective in teaching the intended skills. As long as one keeps in mind its intent which is to focus on a troubleshooting system rather than the particular equipment, I think anyone would find it an excellent learning experience.”

    Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
  • “Was a good course. Enjoyed the challenges of troubleshooting with a different method. Would highly recommend.”

    Laurie Tischler, TransGas
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable in troubleshooting and course content very interesting and worthwhile course.”

    Mark Johnstone, Syncrude
  • “Good hands on training in a controlled setting. Trains you on an approach to troubleshooting. Proves that the importance of documenting your finding, shows how to divide and conquer the problem. Lots of different troubleshooting problems to work on so there is something for everyone.”

    Russell Penson, Weyerhaeuser
  • Although I experience many similar troubleshooting scenarios at work, this course helps develop the proper way. Planning, diagrams and a proper course of action that could help me be more effective in the field. I found the last few days interesting as well as being related to electronic systems, some...

    Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil
  • “This course was very beneficial, learning and brushing up on old skills. The testing boards/equipment is all set up very well. I would certainly suggest this to any and all colleagues. Two thumbs up.”

    Marris Romaniuk, Syncrude Canada
  • "Terry Yonkheym was very patient with our lack of technical "expertise". This was a good course to show us methods to practice in future activities to analyze and plan a method to put into practice."

    Scott Cooke, Agrium
  • “This course is the best I've ever done. Lots of hands-on which is the best and fastest way to learn. This course is making me feel more comfortable in troubleshooting; the instructor was a great teacher and a nice person.”

    Darren Buckle, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “I really enjoyed my practical class. Thank you for sharing your expertise, I hopefully will be able to implement it further into the field. Thanks.”

    Sergei Martynenko, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • "The course was effective at teaching the importance of proper documentation of problems and how to narrow down a problem area."

    Mike Gallant, Irving Tissue
  • “ I enjoyed it. It was very mixed. You were not overdoing just one aspect but always covering something new. I like the troubleshooting tools…thinking, observing, analysis, then test!”

    Wade Harrogate, Maintenance Supervisor, Molson Breweries
  • Course was beneficial in that it shows if you take a complex problem and break it down, document the information you have and come up with a plan it makes troubleshooting the problem easier. Instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was knowledgeable and conveyed the intent of the course.

    Martin Fleming, Irving Tissue
  • “This course was very beneficial in helping you to think about how to breakdown problems to reduce troubleshooting time. The idea of documenting everything so that others can pick up where you left off will help with cross shift issues.”

    Darcy Orthner, Cameco
  • "I enjoyed the troubleshooting and especially the methodology"

    Dave Cox, Koch Fertilizers
  • "This was by far the most practical electrical course I have taken so far. The instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable in his field. I wish I had taken this course 20 years ago."

    Rod McColman, Shell Canada
  • "This course was excellent overall. The equipment and tools provided were excellent. The instructor Ed Rideout, was clear and made you feel comfortable with the material."

    Tyler Romanchuk, Suncor Energy
  • "Course teaches and dictates the importance of keeping focused on issue and document info. Plan a strategic execution of analyzing data, record info, isolate problem areas and control amount of excess testing with meter to minimize false readings.

    Todd Giesbrecht, Agrium
  • “Had a good time learning about troubleshooting. The instructor was good and answered all of my questions. He showed us how and where to begin troubleshooting so we didn’t have to go through the whole circuit. I would tell anyone to take this course as it was very helpful.”

    Kevin Mason, Syncrude Canada
  • “This was an excellent course with a great layout of the material. It starts with a learning process of systematically breaking down the circuits to narrow down the focus area. By doing this, you have a smaller focus area and less testing, making you more efficient. Also learning the importance of...

    Rich Norman, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course was very good, challenging and informative.”

    Wayne Geizer, Department of National Defense
  • “This course and the instructor were both exceptional and I highly recommend this course to anyone in the electrical trade.”

    Travis Cluett, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “ Excellent content with plenty of hands-on troubleshooting and demo-circuits to use/test the techniques.”

    James Froese, Instrumentation Tech, Abitibi Consolidated
  • “I found that I should be able to find faults much, much faster now. Thank you tremendously.”

    G. Armstead, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about the course material. The content of the course was very interesting and valuable for my personal benefit as well as the company. I had very little exposure to prints and troubleshooting before the course and I feel now way ahead in this troubleshooting than...

    Bruno Courty, Barrick - Williams Operating Corporation
  • “I found this instructor to be very knowledgeable and engaging. He presented the course material in an organized manner, making it easy to follow. The concepts presented will be of great benefit to troubleshooting. I would recommend this course and instructor.”

    Bruce Starkes, Barrick - Williams Operating Corporation
  • “The first day I thought I should get a little more instructions, but I got into it and I started to see the objective, what the objective was to get me thinking and figuring out methods to improve my troubleshooting. In the beginning I was frustrated but as my troubleshooting improved, frustration...

    Terry Wardrobe, Weyerhaeuser
  • “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...

    Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
  • “This course was a great eye opener on how planning before troubleshooting, will save you a lot of pain and time. As anew worker to the industrial workplace it is a great way to boost my troubleshooting skills. The instructor was great and made sure we all got the points before we moved on and gave...

    Robbie Bath, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “The instructor has lots of experience and demonstrated the information very well. I will make use of the information presented. Great course.”

    Byron Olsen, Olsen Audio
  • “This course was very informative and makes you think outside the box. It was challenging troubleshooting. The instructor was knowledgeable and showed you safe troubleshooting techniques. It was a positive atmosphere, effective meter placement, reduced troubleshooting times, visual troubleshooting...

    Taylor Angers, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • “Very good course. I would recommend to my coworkers if they felt they needed to improve their troubleshooting skills, or develop proper skills. This course will take them to where they would want to be. This course had given me valuable skills and knowledge to make my job as a maintenance electrician...

    Kevin Smerek, Cameco
  • “ If you want everyone playing on the same team to work correctly and in an efficient manner, do this training”

    Thomas Veysey, Technician, Vermont Electric Company
  • “I found this course to be very precise and to the point, teaching an effective and expedient means to troubleshoot a system that is more or less universal. I found the method this course taught to even be effective on systems I was not familiar with; using this method I was able to successfully troubleshoot...

    T.W. Garvey, Department of National Defence
  • “This is an excellent course for giving troubleshooting procedure. Shows how to breakdown and analyze a problem so with minimal tests you are able to find the problem. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was very knowledgeable and has extensive knowledge in the troubleshooting and electrical systems. Recommended...

    Tyler Dobbie, Department of National Defence
  • “Wish I had been given the opportunity to take this training years back. Learning in the classroom, rather than learning in the field, costs the company less down time. This easily pays for the training. Thanks for letting me attend. I will be promoting this to have our 9 control techs take the training.”

    George Fischer, TransGas
  • “I thought the course was very well done. I liked the hands-on approach. The instructor was very knowledgeable. I would recommend to coworkers. We work on generator systems, kitchen equipment, industrial, overhead crane VFD’s, HVAC Systems on the base, overhead doors, fire pump diesel and electric.”

    Jeff Bird, Department of National Defense
  • I enjoyed the course. It refreshed things that I have not had to troubleshoot in a long time. I will recommend this course to everyone in my shop. Thanks for the knowledge Joe Kiceniuk.

    Scott Felton, SaskPower
  • "Joe Kicenuik left lots of time to review all the classroom material. He was very helpful in answering any questions and was effective in explaining what troubleshooting techniques work best for each particular problem. This course will improve your way of approaching future problems in your job field."

    Colwyn Meredith, Suncor
  • “Interesting course, I enjoyed it.”

    J. Kezema, Weyerhaeuser
  • “ Good course content and lots of hands on to solidify the theory. This course will pay for itself in two weeks”

    Dion Antle, Electrical Supervisor, Kruger Pulp and Paper
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable, able to convey the message to the students so they understood. Hands on problem were similar to real-world problems, good layered track approach didn't intimidate students. Gave students confidence to take a good approach to troubleshooting.”

    Marc Bibeau, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • “This course helps to improve troubleshooting skills by starting with the basics. Shows the importance of documentation for helping you and your coworkers. By planning your testing, you will be more efficient. Course was thorough and well instructed. The instructor made sure everyone was at the same...

    David Brown, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • “Introduction was good, well-paced and concise. This course had the perfect proportion of lecture vs hands on. It had a good variety of troubleshooting diagnostic boards/software, an excellent course for apprentices.”

    Troy Gold, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • "Although I experience many similar troubleshooting scenarios at work, this course helped develop the proper way. Planning, diagrams, a proper course of action that could help me be more effective in the field."

    Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil Ltd.
  • “As a maintenance electrician, I think the course was great and should be made mandatory for all journeymen. I will continue to use a consistent systematic approach when troubleshooting. Our instructor was very knowledgeable on the material presented, very patient, and made the course fun and entertaining.”

    Pat Buis, Syncrude
  • “ How to analyze, document and test efficiently... this course is for anyone who works on electrical systems.”

    Michael Irving, Maintenance Electrician, Shell Canada
  • "The props and test equipment make it easier to understand and learn. Computer apps were an interesting challenge. Even with a lot of years experience it is helpful to see troubleshooting from another structured perspective."

    Dennis Riesterer, Velco
  • “Very knowledgeable instructor with a good attitude explains the hazard material thoroughly. The course teaches you an analytical approach for problem solving that can be applied basically to everything in life, recommended to everyone.”

    Felix Kirsher, City of Ottawa
  • "Very good. Good amount of hands on mixed with a good amount of theory. The workload was perfect, any more would have been rushed or not understood by the end of the day. My brain was tired. Any less would not have forced me to push myself. The hands on laptops were perfect."

    James Larsen, City of Red Deer
  • “The course was very helpful in developing a better technique to approach troubleshooting faults, thinking more about the test you are going to perform. I would recommend this course.”

    Jake Couture, Syncrude
  • "Thought the course was very informative. It taught extra ways of thinking to use for problems. The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over/show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."

    Alex McKee, Suncor Energy
  • "Course is hard for the first coupe of days, but in the middle of the course it starts to get easy or better. I have learnt lots and will take it to my work place. The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk is very good, easy going and very smart. I had fun, thanks for the course Canada Training Group."

    Jeff Ferns, TransCanada Pipelines
  • “The most useful and helpful electrical course I've ever done with Syncrude. Every electrician should take this course at some point in their career. Makes you think about the problem on a larger scale, then narrow down that your testing area.”

    Graham Pittman, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • I think the course was useful because it taught me how to plan my troubleshooting. It was a lot of hands on tasks which was good. It gave me a lot of testing experience and the ability to experiment, going about problems in a different way. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was knowledgeable and kept the...

    Mike Sliva, Agrium
  • “He was amazing from the beginning till the end for his in-depth knowledge of the course materials. He speaks in a tone that could be understood. If you call his attention on any topic, he spent time with you and made sure you got it. I loved the course.”

    Johnny Quayson, Syncrude
  • “I would recommend this course to all electrical workers. This course helps you go through the process on what and how to troubleshoot electrical systems. I believe that this would help people troubleshoot electrical problems faster.”

    Ryan Sernecky, TransGas
  • The course was a good refresher. It had good analysis sharpening skills. Also, the switchboards, laptops, and programs helped break down circuits.

    Zack Berthier, Global Container Terminals
  • “The instructor let us know the focus of the course and really showed us the method which we were to follow. Easy to talk to and made you think through the problems.”

    Dale Buhler, Ainsworth Engineered
  • HATCES “I would recommend this course for anyone who was looking to upgrade or start on their troubleshooting knowledge. The structured system taught is a very helpful tool to help pinpoint the problem efficiently. The instructor is very knowledgeable and will help you along without pointing out the...

    Nevin Edmundson, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • “The instructor, Terry Yonkheym sure knows his stuff which helps a lot. I think in time I will surely benefit from this course (once I make what I learnt common practice). Class size was perfect and overall experience was good.”

    Daniel Goebel, Argus Machine Co. Ltd.
Day 1
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 3
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 4
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 5
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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