Keeping it Short and Sweet



When it comes to equipment maintenance there are numerous ways to describe what work was performed and why a part failed. When it comes down to it a short, precise description is still preferred by most employees.  A technician’s main task is repairing equipment, not dwelling on filling out complicated repair orders. VMRS can help speed up the process.


Code Key 15: Work Accomplished records work performed or accomplished by technicians using a two digit code. The codes are a brief description, usually one word that covers most labor operations. Several examples are; Code 02 Clean, Code 27 Align and Code 33 Tighten.

There are over 35 codes plus codes for PM levels contained in Code Key 15. The codes offer an easy method for technicians to select the repairs performed on various types of equipment.


VMRS also includes Code Key 18: Technician Failure Code describing the apparent failure of a suspect component, as determined by the technician or supervisor. There are over 90 codes included in Code Key 18 describing the most common reasons for part failures. Several examples are; Code 10 Bent, Code 44 Worn and Code 60 Noisy. The codes listed in Code Key 18 are precise and easy for a technician to select. The codes offer a standard method for tracking and reporting part failures for any maintenance repair facility.


Collecting the correct maintenance information is critical to any organization. VMRS is the universal maintenance language that lends itself to better maintenance reports. Using VMRS will help keep reports “short and sweet” and meaningful. It’s the preferred method of maintenance reporting.


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