Printed on 9/21/2021
Maintenance Technician Apprentice
Not Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
If you enjoy working with your hands, this could be a good career choice for you. Maintenance technicians work on mechanical and electrical equipment and machines in paper mills, foundries, production mills, food processing, schools and hospitals. Your work could include installing equipment, repairing and replacing units, and maintaining equipment. You’ll learn how to use measuring devices, lathes, drill presses and various hand tools. You’ll also learn about electrical drawings, electrical motors, programmable logic controllers and solid state devices. This program requires you to first be employed before starting your on-the-job and classroom instruction.
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- Apply AC and DC theory to an industrial setting
- Apply the National Electric Code requirements to industrial equipment and facilities
- Apply operational principles to transformers
- Maintain electric motors and motor controls
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to variable speed drives
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to programmable logic controllers and automation equipment
- Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively
- Demonstrate proper rigging techniques
- Select an appropriate power transmission system for a given application
- Identify suitable pumps for given applications
- Recommend bearings for given applications
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to fluid power systems
- Plan maintenance schedules for a given system
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program. Each employer has their own requirements for entry into the apprenticeship program. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see what is available.
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