Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair
A machinery engineer’s job was accurately described by this ad, which ap-
Personable, well-educated, literate individual with college degree in any form of engineering or physics to work . . . Job re-quires wide knowledge and experience in physical sciences, mate-
rials, construction techniques, mathematics and drafting.
Competence in the use of spoken and written English is required. Must be.
willing to suffer personal indignities from clients, professional de-
rision from peers in more conventional jobs, and slanderous in-
sults from colleagues.
Job involves frequent physical danger, trips to inaccessible loca-
tions throughout the world, manual labor and extreme frustration
from lack of data on which to base decisions.
Applicant must be willing to risk personal and professional fu-
ture on decisions based on inadequate information and complete lack of control over acceptance of recommendations .
This is what my colleagues, Heinz P. Bloch and Fred K. Geitner, have suc-
ceeded in doing.
Volume 3 of this series on machinery management brings us the
know-how of some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the field. Engi-
neers and supervisors concerned with machinery and component selection, in-
stallation, and maintenance will find this an indispensable guide.
Here, finally, is a long-needed source of practical reference information which
the reader can readily adapt to similar machinery or installations in his particular