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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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  • Kent Strong, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “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.”
  • Mike Funk, LP Peace Valley OSB
    “I think the course was very well presented and helped emphasize the use of a meter and how to interpret the readings you get.”
  • Ed Wilhelm, Station Electrician, SaskPower
    “ A good variety of content, and a well informed and open instructor. I will be teaching this method amongst my apprentices and co-workers.”
  • Matt Hawkins, Velco
    "I liked this class a lot. I liked the use of the different boards and how hands on the class was. The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very knowledgeable and clear on his points."
  • James Larsen, City of Red Deer
    "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."

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...

    • John Newman, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very well versed in all aspects of the electrical field."
    • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
    • Jeff Wood, Nabors Drilling Ltd.
      "The instructor, Dave Smith was very informed about the material he was providing. He delivered his instruction with precision and clarity. I'm walking away from the Arc Flash Low Voltage Safety Course with a healthier respect for arc flashing and associated risks."
    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...

     
    • Jose Fernan, Velco
      The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very thorough with his explanations. And all of the testing equipment we used was excellent.
    • Colwyn Meredith, Suncor
      “Joe Kiceniuk left lots of time to review all the classroom material. He was very helpful in answering any questions. Also, was effective in explaining what troubleshooting techniques work best for each particular problem. The course will improve your way of approaching future problems in your job...
    • Reuben Peters, La Crete Sawmills
      Joe is very knowledgeable and respectful. He did a good job explaining the course and keeping everyone involved, so I would say he did great.
    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...

     
    • Johnathan Gamble, Total Power
      Wayne did an awesome job making everything easy to understand, as the knowledge level for guys on the course varied greatly.
    • Patrick Kean, Canadian Coast Guard
      Wayne is a very knowledgeable instructor. It is my second time taking a course with him as an instructor, and I found him great both times. I would recommend this course with Wayne as the instructor.
    • Brett Fisher, MTM Mine
      I personally liked Wayne as an instructor. He had lots of information and went over all the details with us. He answered any questions we had right away and made it make sense.
    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...

     
    • Zach Berthier, Global Container Terminals
      Dave was very clear with instructions and helpful with problem-solving and fault finding.
    • Ryan Taylor, Global Container Group
      I found Dave very calm, professional, and patient.
    • Ravi Ludu, Global Container Terminals
      Dave is a very good teacher, making sure everyone understands the info in the course. 2 Thumbs Up!
    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...

    • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
      “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
    • 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.”
    • Shoaib Patel, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim Roberts was a good instructor. He was very clear in helping us understand how to safely deal with high voltage. He also made us aware of all the dangers that we could come across.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • “The instructor explained the material very well; he was very knowledgeable of the equipment, material and software. He was able to break down problems to a level anyone could understand. I noticed improvement day to day in my troubleshooting abilities.”

    Steve Terry, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “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
  • “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 and the instructor were both exceptional and I highly recommend this course to anyone in the electrical trade.”

    Travis Cluett, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "Excellent course. The content and the instructor exceeded my expectations, I have new tools in my toolbox. Most importantly, a new way of thinking. How to come to an issue? How to gather "helpful" info? How to zero in on the problem? The hands on was an invaluable learning tool."

    Christian Wells, Agrium
  • “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
  • “Everything was great; this course will help me very much to troubleshoot better.”

    Kent Pilon, City of Ottawa
  • "The hands on work was well organized and the computer word was a nice change from the norm, both of which made you think. This is a must have course for technologists."

    Jason Dalton, Substation Electrician, 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
  • Excellent course, Joe Kiceniuk did a great job presenting the material. This was a very good refresher for those of us who have experience troubleshooting electrical/electronics and excellent foundation for those us who did not.

    Rick Farrington, 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
  • “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.
  • “ 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
  • "This course was very informative and interesting. Good information which is reinforced by the hands on practice provided."

    Dean Burant, Ontario Power Generation
  • “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
  • “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 instructor was knowledgeable about the content of the course, which helps explaining how to dissect and troubleshooting electrical problems and prints. This course is a valuable asset. It's provided knowledge on how to become quicker and more efficient at recognizing the problem in an electrical...

    Jim Ellis, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • “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
  • 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 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
  • “ A good variety of content, and a well informed and open instructor. I will be teaching this method amongst my apprentices and co-workers.”

    Ed Wilhelm, Station Electrician, SaskPower
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The instructor and course was very good. The instructor was well-prepared and very knowledgeable. I would tell all my co-workers how excellent this course was taught.”

    Terry Chipp, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "Great instruction, I learnt a lot of troubleshooting skills. It was a very informative course!!"

    Brian Weir, Suncor
  • 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
  • “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 did a great job in teaching me how to approach troubleshooting a piece of equipment that I'm not familiar with. It taught techniques and provided lots of practical and hands-on practice using those techniques. The classroom exercises were all very different from each other and all were similar...

    Myron Janzen, Agrium
  • “ Excellent, an invaluable troubleshooting tool.”

    Jim King, Electrician, Williams Operating Corp
  • “Interesting course, I enjoyed it.”

    J. Kezema, Weyerhaeuser
  • “I think that most of the materials presented were a great exercise in practicing trouble shooting skills.”

    Derek Deuling, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • “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.
  • “I was very happy with the course. I learned a lot. My troubleshooting skills have improved more than what I was expecting. The teacher was awesome and very knowledgeable.”

    Michael Downing, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "This is a great course. I learnt lots about how to organize and prepare for troubleshooting. Well worth attending."

    Steven Gordon, Suncor
  • “I thought this course was a great approach to improving troubleshooting skills. Ed Rideout did a great job instructing, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I could see my skills improving as the week went on. The test sets used for the course were great, as well as the software. All in...

    Neil Woodman, Newfoundland Power
  • “ Documentation is the key to successful troubleshooting. Excellent job! I will be recommending to my supervisor that the other techs take this training”

    William Patey, Technician, GN Plastics
  • Great instructors, very knowledgable, willing to slow down and go over the material as many times as it takes, very patient. Course Covers a lot of relevant info.

    Stewart Nimmo, Global Container Terminals
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable in troubleshooting and course content very interesting and worthwhile course.”

    Mark Johnstone, Syncrude
  • "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
  • “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
  • "I think this was a great course. I haven't done a lot of troubleshooting up to this point but certainly feel better prepared to do so now. Joe Kiceniuk is a great instructor and he is very knowledgeable."

    Andrew Sheaves, Suncor
  • Although I have an established understanding of electrical systems in our field of work established from my experience, I enjoyed working through electrical bugs. Learning to troubleshoot electrical problems has sharpened my mind, and I am ready to apply myself.

    Matthew Rampone, Global Container Terminals
  • “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 gained the ability to take my troubleshooting to the next level by doing it faster and safer. I believe I have the ability to troubleshoot any problem by applying the steps that I learned in this course."

    Dustin Kavanagh, Husky Energy
  • "This course will pay for itself by the time I repair my first piece of equipment. Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands on experience. Top guy, top course. Material was clear and relevant."

    Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
  • “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
  • This course is an excellent learning tool for troubleshooting. The way it was taught was excellent for getting though the information. For personal gain this was a very good experience. The hands on showed me a ton of new useful information. Ed Rideout was a great teacher, clear and thorough.

    Rob Gaudreau, Argus Machine Co Ltd.
  • “Instructor was very knowledgeable and the course was great. The course was very hands on which made it easier to learn.”

    Blake Martel, City of Ottawa
  • 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
  • “Course was very good, challenging and informative.”

    Wayne Geizer, Department of National Defense
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Excellent course and knowledgeable instructor. Relaxed learning pace with no limits on fault findings. The test equipment and labs were easily understood and were easy to operate. Documentation provided was clear and accurate. It changed my process for fault findings."

    Dave McIntyre, Ontario Power Generation
  • “ How to analyze, document and test efficiently... this course is for anyone who works on electrical systems.”

    Michael Irving, Maintenance Electrician, Shell Canada
  • “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
  • “I personally enjoyed this course. It helps me a lot when troubleshooting any electrical system. How to break down a circuit and where to pinpoint a problem, it was challenging at times, but that's the valuable part of the course. It really makes you think. The instructor was very informative and knowledgeable...

    Alex Hansen, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "I believe this course will help decrease downtime if we document, analyze and have a plan before we start arc testing."

    Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
  • “ 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
  • “I found that I should be able to find faults much, much faster now. Thank you tremendously.”

    G. Armstead, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • 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 props/test equipment makes it easier to understand and learn. Computer apps were an interesting challenge. Even with years of experience, it is helpful to see troubleshooting from another structured perspective.

    Dennis Riesterer, Velco
  • 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
  • “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
  • “This was a great course; I had no experience on troubleshooting prior to the start of this course. Now I feel comfortable. I'm glad it was available for me and it will greatly help me in the future.”

    Alan MacDonald, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • "The best off-site training I have been to..."

    Lee Morsette, Boeing
  • “Was a good course. Enjoyed the challenges of troubleshooting with a different method. Would highly recommend.”

    Laurie Tischler, TransGas
  • “I think that after taking this course, I will become a faster and better trouble-shooter. The instructor was very well informed and came across so that I could understand it easily.”

    Neil Felt, Weyerhaeuser Canada
  • The course and instructor were really good, very well-formatted to keep on topic and moving forward. It was all-around excellent, really opened my eyes to ways of troubleshooting problems I had never thought of asking before, and moving forward, can use in all sorts of different troubleshooting.

    Stephen Hull, Global Container Terminals
  • 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
  • “This was a very good course. It helps you to get in a proper mind set when you come up on a problem to troubleshoot. It teaches you that documentation is key to shorten your troubleshooting time. The instructor was on point and had a lot of knowledge to pass on.”

    Calvin Delhon, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “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
  • “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
  • I enjoyed this class a lot. I liked the use of the different boards and how hands-on the class was.

    Matt Hawkins, Velco
  • “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
  • “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 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.
  • “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
  • "I liked this class a lot. I liked the use of the different boards and how hands on the class was. The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very knowledgeable and clear on his points."

    Matt Hawkins, Velco
  • "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
  • “I found the method of troubleshooting presented to be very helpful in solving the problems during the course. After 2 days the time to solve each problem was reduced significantly. I will try to apply this method with similar problems on the job. I found the day 5 troubleshooting board to be most...

    Jeff Shewan, Skookumchuck Pulp Group
  • "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
  • “This course helps to show how to focus on the problem and how to narrow down where in your circuit the fault is. The instructor was helpful in showing how to prove you have located the fault through testing. This will be helpful in my work on board HMC ships and submarines.”

    Liam Muldoon, Department of National Defense
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 good and definitely changed my thought process. The hands on/practical portion I found to be the most effective. The computer programs were also very effective."

    Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
  • “Using logic and better testing (meter) techniques, I am now a much more effective and efficient trouble-shooter.”

    Colin Lynn, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “I fully enjoyed the course and I would highly rate this course for the rest of my coworkers. The equipment was excellent and there was a lot of troubleshooting areas which were great.”

    Rodney Rice BC Hydro,
  • “ 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
  • “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
  • "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
  • “Enforced the importance of good documentation, know what to expect from meter readings before the readings, understanding the problem, get all the available info, if stuck on a problem, take a short break.”

    Tom Fischer, Weyerhaeuser Canada
  • “Course overall is very good. A lot of good, on topic information. Very beneficial to anyone having to troubleshoot systems. The instructor was excellent. Very versed at delivering the information at an in depth but widely understood method. His knowledge with the process of troubleshooting is very...

    Dave McDonald, Canada Training Group
  • "The course was good, we were shown a different way to approach problems. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was easy to understand and follow."

    Quentin Attwater, Agrium
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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