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How do you use the Job Breakdown Sheet?


The Job Breakdown Sheet is used as part of the Job Instruction program to breakdown the job into the smaller steps that make it up.   The Job Breakdown Sheet is used as part of the Job Instruction program to breakdown the job into the smaller steps that make it up.   We do this because it is easier to understand and learn each step at a time.  As described in my last post, the form contains the job steps (what), key points (how), reasons (why).

Let’s use one example to explain better how to use the sheet.  The process or operation that I will use is how to cook a sunny-side egg.  

The top of the form contains general information such as what is the process and what you need to do the job.  You will need to list all ingredients, materials, equipment, and tools need to cook two eggs.   

The breakdown section has the important steps, those that advance the work, change or transform the materials or ingredients, or adds value.  Use action verbs or phrases to start the description.  For each step, add the corresponding key points and reasons.  The key points are critical information that will help to avoid injuries, ensure the quality of the product, or make the job easier.  Use adjectives or adverbs to add this information. The part called Reason is used to explain why the step is important.  It is used to support safety, quality, delivery, or cost objectives.

Please see below the Job Breakdown Sheet example, use it as a reference, to breakdown one of your jobs.  

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