Maintenance Technicians are highly skilled individuals who safely perform mechanical and electrical duties to keep machines, equipment, or the structure of a facility in repair.

They perform preventative and predictive maintenance functions on motors, generators, air compressors and conveyors; starters and motor control centers; programmable logic controllers, computer-based controls, control panels and electrical control systems; and fluid power systems.

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Terms of Apprenticeship

  • 5-year program
  • 9,280 hours of on-the-job training
  • 864 hours of paid related classroom instruction
  • Transition-To-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship

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2020–21 Curriculum

First Term (144 Hours)

DC FUNDAMENTALS 72 Hours #50-413-509

Introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC electricity. Emphasis is placed on circuit analysis and the problem solving skills necessary for the maintenance of modern industrial electric systems. Competencies related to metering and safe use of measuring devices are included.

AC FUNDAMENTALS 72 Hours #50-413-510

Introduces the industrial electrical apprentice to the basic concepts of alternating current. Emphasis is placed on circuit analysis and the problem solving skills necessary for the maintenance of modern industrial electric systems.

Second Term (144 Hours)

ELECTRICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT 72 Hours #50-413-508

Introduces the apprentice to the layout and purpose of the National Electric Code. It also strives to teach the apprentice proper methodology to research a code question and correctly interpret what they are reading. Various examples in the textbook and activity sheets help guide the apprentice through this process. Apprentices will research the structure of the National Electric Code and define the requirements of the code that are common to all electrical installations. In addition, apprentices will examine the installation requirements for fire pumps, emergency systems and fire alarms. This is the first course module of 8 dealing with electrical codes applicable to the trade.

BASIC ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 72 Hours #50-413-523

Leads learner through the basic fundamentals of electric motor control. Learner will learn to recognize and draw the basic symbols and language of motor control, and how to apply these symbols into current industrial format. Learner will also learn to read ladder and wiring diagrams. Learner will be introduced to the logic used in motor control and be required to apply this logic in order to correctly interpret and troubleshoot control circuits.

Third Term (144 Hours)

TRANSFORMERS & MOTORS 72 Hours #50-413-518

Introduces the Industrial Electrician Apprentice to the basic concepts of single and three-phase transformers. The course will cover transformer theory, turns, current and voltage ratios as well as proper connections and use of various transformers.

AC/DC DRIVES AND PRINT READING 72 Hours #50-414-504

Provides the opportunity for students to learn about power systems and variable speed drives (VSD’s). Topics include electricity, electronics, power transmissions, motor operations, AC and DC motor drives, servo and stepper drives, peripherals and communication. Apprentices will also explore closed loop control, feedback devices, and drive maintenance and the troubleshooting of VSD’s. Course includes lab/shop and classroom lecture-lab hours.

Fourth Term (144 Hours)

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1 80 Hours #50-413-512

Teaches the fundamentals of programmable logic controller and its programming software. The first course of 3 which will introduce terminology, concepts, print reading and safety.

HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS 64 Hours #50-413-520

The hydraulics course is customized for Industrial Electricians and relates the basics of hydraulic theory and hydraulic components. Safety and the interrelationship between hydraulic power with electrical control are emphasized.

Fifth Term (144 Hours)

FASTENERS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-3) 8 Hours #50-423-712

Course provides apprentices with a chance to compare fasteners and their uses, analyze fastener failures, and install mechanical fasteners.

PRECISION MEASUREMENTS FOR MMMP TRADES (C-4) 8 Hours #50-423-713

This course develops apprentice skills in precision measurement. Types of measuring instruments will be compared and then measuring skills using tapes, steel rules, micrometers, calipers, indicators, and gauges will be developed.

RIGGING FOR MMMP TRADES (C-5) 24 Hours #50-423-714

Apprentices will compare types of rigging equipment and their uses; determine safe loads, rig and crib loads, and move a load with cranes and hoists in this course.

WELDING FOR MMMP TRADES (C-6) 24 Hours #50-423-715

Course compares common welding processes and develops apprentice skills related to welding, cutting, heating and using oxy-gas. Welding with arc, MIG and TIG is included, along with common cutting and joining techniques.

METALLURGY FOR MMMP TRADES (C-7) 8 Hours #50-423-716

This course develops apprentice skills regarding metallurgic concepts. Apprentices will compare various metals and their applications, apply metallurgic techniques to work processes, test metals for hardness, and examine heat treating applications.

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.

Sixth Term (144 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.

BELTS, SHEAVES, PULLYS AND DRIVES FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-4) 24 Hours #50-423-73

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.

Seventh Term (72 Hours)

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.

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.

CONVEYORS FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-7) 8 Hours #50-423-736

Course examines chain, belt, and other types of conveyors and related components.

EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION FOR THE MMMP TRADES (M-8) 24 Hours #50-423-737

Apprentices will layout equipment installations, plan for moving equipment, and set and level equipment.

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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.

Questions?

If you have questions about this apprenticeship or the application process, please contact Katie Metko.

Katie Metko

Apprenticeship Manager