Resource Library

Podcast episodes, webinar replays, certification study materials all at the touch of your fingertips!

Webinar Replays

Full recordings of every past webinar can be found in our LiveStorm.

Our webinars cover a range of different topics! In our dropdown menu, click on the topic you want to explore.

Leadership

Developing the Leadership Mindset with Tom Furnival


Fundamentals of Leadership with Cliff Williams

Professional Development

Using LinkedIn for Professional Growth with Calicia Johnson


What Employers and Recruiters Want to See in a Resume with Natalie Raby

Maintenance and Reliability Certification Prep

Understanding the Body of Knowledge with Ricky Smith

Preventive Maintenance

How to Conduct a PM Optimization with Ricky Smith


Preventive Maintenance Best Practices with Ricky Smith

Failure Analysis

Root Cause Analysis vs. Shallow Cause Analysis:
What’s the difference? with Bob Latino


How to Use FMECA to Develop Maintenance Strategies
with Andy Gager


📝 FREE UpKeep Courses

Jumpstart your maintenance industry knowledge with this course! Enter Reliability City and cover the foundational material you’ll need for the CMRP exam. For more study material to help gain your next certification, check out the #maintenance-certifications-discussion channel in the Maintenance Community Slack group.

Maintenance Professional Development Course

Free virtual course filled with insightful webinars, discussions, and activities, specifically geared towards helping students and young maintenance professionals learn more about the different career paths in the maintenance and reliability space, as well as build career development skills.

Reliability Engineering 101

An introductory body of information that will provide new engineers, and individuals interested in the field, the foundational knowledge of key concepts and principles to jumpstart their career in this vibrant sector of the maintenance and reliability industry.

Reliability City: Return to World-Class Maintenance (Industry Expert)

Jumpstart your maintenance industry knowledge with this course! Enter Reliability City and cover the foundational material you’ll need for the CMRP exam.


🎙️ Masterminds in Maintenance Podcast

A podcast for those with new ideas in maintenance. UpKeep CEO and Founder, Ryan Chan, meets with a guest who has had an idea for how to shake things up in the maintenance and reliability industry. Sometimes the idea failed, sometimes it made their businesses more successful, and other times their idea revolutionized entire industries. Find out when new episodes are released in #maintenance-resources channel in the Maintenance Community Slack group.

S2:E28 State of Maintenance Report Recap with Rob Kalwarowsky and Ricky Smith

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have two familiar faces back on the show, Rob Kalwarowsky and Ricky Smith! Ryan, Rob, and Ricky were on a panel together recently to discuss the 2021 State of Maintenance report.

The report features the voices of over 1,000 maintenance and reliability professionals, as well as 25 industry thought leaders. This report revealed some awesome insights about team goals, shared challenges, opportunities for innovation, and so much more.

For this episode, Ryan, Rob, and Ricky do a bit of recap and debrief on the report, and share their own personal thoughts and reflections on the report’s findings! Listen today!

S2:E26 Maintenance and Reliability Optimization with Nathan Kelley

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have Nathan Kelley, Reliability Engineering, Optimization, and CMMS Supervisor at Chevron, on the show! Nathan has tons of experience and knowledge in optimization, and Ryan takes the opportunity to learn more from him about this topic! Take a listen today!

S2:E23 The Value of Cost Benefit Analysis with Shadrach Stephens and Rob Kalwarowsky

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have Shadrach Stephens, the Global Improvement Leader and Reliability Director at DOW, as well as Rob Kalwarowsky, Asset Management Specialist at Enbridge and Founder of Rob’s Reliability Project, on the show! Shadrach, Rob, and Ryan dive deep into the topic of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), discussing its ethicality and value during uncertain times. Listen today!  

S2:E18 Asset Strategy Management with Jason Apps

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have Jason Apps, CEO of ARMS Reliability, on the show! One of Jason’s specialities is Asset Strategy Management, and how to use it to build a culture of reliability in an organization. Jason and Ryan dive deep into this topic, discussing core principles of Asset Strategy Management and how to get more teams to adopt and develop this approach. Listen today!

S2:E15 People and Culture with Cliff Williams

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are thrilled to have Cliff Williams on the show! Cliff is the Principal Advisor on Maintenance and Reliability at People & Processes, and also a member of the Board of Directors for the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada! Cliff and Ryan discuss maintenance and reliability practices in regards to leadership, people, and culture. Listen today!

S2:E11 Careers Considered – Maintenance Management with April Johnson

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have April Johnson, Maintenance Manager at Pepsico, on the show! Continuing on in our short series, “Careers Considered”, where we dive deeper into the different jobs in the maintenance and reliability industry, we are excited to hear from April about what it is like working as a maintenance manager! Listen today!

S2:E5 Understanding Generational Shifts in the Maintenance and Manufacturing Industries with Shawn Fitzgerald

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we have Shawn Fitzgerald on the show! Shawn is the Chief Marketing Officer at ThomasNet. Together, Ryan and Shawn discuss how to effectively lead different generations in the workplace, and how manufacturers in the modern age can create an appealing culture for the next generation to come. Listen today!

S1:E33 Explaining the Uptime Pyramid of Excellence in Reliability with James Reyes-Picknell

In this week’s episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are excited to have industry expert, James, on the show! Ryan and James discuss the evolution of asset management, the details of the Uptime Pyramid, and much more! Listen today!

S1:E26 From Harvard Lawyer to Mobilizer in Water and Utilities with George Hawkins

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are so excited to welcome George Hawkins, Founder of Moonshot LLC and former head of DC Water, to the show! George and Ryan discuss misperceptions of water in the utilities sector, how the utilities sector can save 80% of costs through condition based maintenance, and so much more! Listen today!

S1:E23 Producing High-performing Teams to get High-performing Results with George Parada

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are so excited to welcome George Parada to the show! In this episode, Ryan and George discuss the the intricate process and standards of producing high-performing teams in order to achieve high-performing results. Listen today!

S1:E17 Doing Root Cause Analysis the RIGHT way with Bob Latino

In this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance, we are so excited to welcome Bob Latino on the show! In this episode, Ryan and George discuss the proper way to perform Root Cause Analysis. Listen today!