Apprenticeships : Lubrication Technician Apprenticeship
Lubrication Technician apprentices work with industrial machinery and equipment components to apply lubricants required to proper operation.
Apprentices will learn to adhere to safety and industry standards and demonstrate safe work practices. In related instruction, apprentices will learn to compare greases, oils, hydraulic fluids and other lubricants; perform general lubrication, operate hydraulic and central lube oil systems; and perform preventative maintenance.
Terms of Apprenticeship
- 2-year program
- 4,000 hours of on-the-job training
- 360 hours of paid related classroom instruction
- Transition-To-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
First Term (72 Hours)
HYDRAULICS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-8) 32 Hours#50-423-717
This course provides instruction to apprentices concerning many aspects of inspecting, servicing, and troubleshooting hydraulic systems and components. Apprentices will learn safety related issues and be taught proper safety procedures for working with hydraulic systems and components.
PNEUMATICS & COMPRESSED AIR FOR MMMP TRADES (C-9) 20 Hours#50-423-718
This course was formerly the C-9 module for the MMMP apprenticeship. It provides instruction to apprentices concerning many aspects of inspecting, servicing, and troubleshooting pneumatic systems and components. Apprentices will learn safety related issues and be taught proper safety procedures for working with pneumatic systems and components.
VACUUM SYSTEMS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-10) 20 Hours#50-423-719
Course introduces principles of vacuum systems and interpreting vacuum system schematics. Apprentices will then develop skills related to installing, repairing, replacing and applying troubleshooting principles to vacuum systems and components. Course examines preventative maintenance techniques commonly used on the job.
Second Term (72 Hours)
PIPEFITTING AND VALVES FOR MMMP TRADES (C-11) 24 Hours#50-423-720
Course introduces apprentices to pipe sizes, materials and schedules, examine fittings, tubing and valves, and develops skills related to layout, installation and maintenance.
PACKINGS, SEALS, GASKETS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-13) 16 Hours#50-423-722
Apprentices will examine packing, seals and gaskets and compare materials and applications. Then skill in layout, cutting, inspecting, removing and installing these components will be developed.
SDS & ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS FOR MMMP TRADE (C-14) 8 Hours#50-423-723
Course compares adhesives and sealant types and applications. Then apprentice skills will be developed related to applying adhesives and sealants to repair applications, interpreting MSDS information, and handling hazardous materials.
PUMPS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-3) 24 Hours#50-423-732
Course compares different pump types and their applications. Apprentices will complete a field inspection of pumps and learn how to troubleshoot, remove, overhaul, install and perform preventative maintenance on pumps.
Third Term (72 Hours)
PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR MMMP TRADES (C-15) 40 Hours#50-423-724
Course examines both preventative and predictive maintenance concepts as they apply to millwright work processes and machine maintenance. Apprentices will develop skills related to assessing machine conditions and faults based on both preventative and predictive maintenance.
GREEN AWARENESS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (C-17) 32 Hours#50-423-726
Green Awareness for the MMMP Trades examines how green projects and sustainable manufacturing initiatives relate to energy efficiency, energy consumption, waste reduction, and changing work processes for the MMMP related trades. Priorities related to cost awareness, energy efficiency, predictive and preventative maintenance, new materials, bearing maintenance, and precision laser alignment are included in this course. Each competency can stand alone and be added to existing modules in the paid related instruction program, or the course can be delivered in its entirety as a new module in the curriculum. Estimated hours shown with each competency are intended to guide educators and employers with planning, and may be modified to meet local needs.
Fourth Term (72 Hours)
BEARINGS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-1) 40 Hours#50-423-730
Apprentices will examine bearing types and applications, and compare equipment bearings. Then learners will develop skills related to bearing inspection, selection, removal, mounting, lubrication and diagnosing bearing failures.
COUPLINGS & ALIGNMENT FOR THE MMMP TRADE (M-2) 32 Hours#50-423-731
Course compares different coupling types and examines common misalignment problems. Apprentices will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting, and preparing couplings for removal and installation, and also aligning and lubricating couplings.
Fifth Term (72 Hours)
BELTS, SHEAVES, PULLYS AND DRIVES FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-4) 24 Hours#50-423-733
Course compares different types of drive components. Apprentices will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting, removing, selecting, and installing belt drive systems.
GEARS, GEARBOXES, GEAR ASSEMBLIES FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-5) 24 Hours#50-423-734
Course compares gear types and applications. Apprentices will develop skills inspecting gear assemblies, troubleshooting gear problems, removing gears and components, and reassembling gear drive systems.
MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-6) 24 Hours#50-423-735
Course examines drive transmission systems and their applications, including roller chains. Apprentices will develop skills inspecting power transmission systems and troubleshooting mechanical drive systems.
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.
If you have questions about this apprenticeship or the application process, please contact our Admissions team.