AG Equipment Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
John Deere
O*Net Code
49-3041.00
Rapids Code
0187
Req. Hours
33935
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 27 total skills | 33935 total hours
Orientation - 1875 req. hrs
Orientation of parts and accessories pertaining to diesel engines
375 hrs
Assembling parts orders
375 hrs
Requisitioning parts
375 hrs
Acquiring basic knowledge about diesel engine parts
375 hrs
Work with senior diesel mechanic during training
375 hrs
Motor Overhaul - 11250 req. hrs
Reboring and honing cylinders
1875 hrs
Install crankshaft, pin bearing, camshaft, and bushings
1875 hrs
Repair oil pump
1875 hrs
Adjust fuel racks
1875 hrs
Changing and adjusting main and connecting-rod bearings
1875 hrs
Fuel System - 28125 req. hrs
Unit injector repair
1875 hrs
American Bosch nozzle
1875 hrs
Part identification
1875 hrs
Calibration and testing
1875 hrs
Repairing and lapping pump injector parts
1875 hrs
Cleaning and installing fuel line
1875 hrs
Assembling and disassembling large fuel pump
1875 hrs
Ordering pump and injector parts
1875 hrs
Maintain and operate shop
1875 hrs
Repair to Electrical System - 32810 req. hrs
Battery repair and service
937 hrs
Testing, adjusting and installing voltage regulator
937 hrs
Inspect and install wiring
937 hrs
Install and adjust lights
937 hrs
Install electrical accessories
937 hrs
Repair to Power Transmission - 33935 req. hrs
Clutches-repair and adjustment
375 hrs
Transmission repair
375 hrs
Drive shaft and universal joint
375 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety
Apprentice will demonstrate safe work practices.
# | 20 hrs
Apprentice will have an adequate knowledge of safety skills and procedures of basic machine operation and diagnostics.   
# | 20 hrs
Hydraulics
Apprentice will be able to calculate hydraulic pressure and flow using Pascal’s law
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of operation of an open and closed center hydraulic system.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of hydraulic pump and motor operation
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of closed center, constant and variable pressure hydraulic system operation. 
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to diagnose problems of an open and closed center hydraulic system 
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to disassemble and repair a hydraulic component following tech manual instructions and specifications.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to utilize a flow meter and test gauges to measure performance in a hydraulic system.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to identify the symbols on an ISO hydraulic diagram and locate the components on equipment.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice must score a minimum of 80% on the Hydraulics – Methods and Techniques – Assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD TECH Program.
# | 75 hrs
Electrical Systems
Apprentice will be able to use Ohm’s Law to demonstrate / predict DC electrical behavior.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to measure the voltage and current flow in electrical circuits.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will demonstrate proficient use of a digital multi-meter.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to recognize and test electrical components and devices.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to identify the symbols on an ISO electrical diagram and locate the components on equipment.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to use ISO schematics in diagnostic procedures.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice will be able to follow diagnostic and repair procedures.
# | 75 hrs
Apprentice must score a minimum of 80% on the Electrical – Methods and Techniques – Assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD TECH Program.
# | 75 hrs
Mobile Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Apprentice will be able to describe the fundamentals of operation of a mobile HVAC system. 
# | 30 hrs
Apprentice will be able to perform tests, repairs, and retrofit procedures.
# | 30 hrs
Apprentice will be able to explain the theory of operation of HVAC systems. 
# | 30 hrs
Apprentice will be able to use test gauges and thermometers in measuring the performance of the HVAC system.
# | 30 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the safe handling of refrigerants.
# | 30 hrs
Apprentice will be able to charge and verify proper operation of various refrigerant systems.
# | 30 hrs
Engines and Fuel Systems
Apprentice will be able to disassemble and reassemble an engine using recommended procedures.
# | 50 hrs
Apprentice will be able to describe the theory of operation of internal combustion engines.  
# | 50 hrs
Apprentice will be able to utilize a dynamometer to measure engine performance and diagnostic testing procedures. 
# | 50 hrs
Apprentice will be able to describe the theory of operation of various types of fuel systems.
# | 50 hrs
Apprentice will be able to perform diagnostic and repair procedures on various fuel systems.
# | 50 hrs
Apprentice will have knowledge of the legal limitations with respect to repairing fuel systems.
# | 50 hrs
Powertrains
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate understanding the theory of power-train systems.
# | 60 hrs
Apprentices will be able to explain the theory of operation of mechanical, partial-powershift, full-powershift, and infinitely variable transmissions.
# | 60 hrs
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various power-train systems.
# | 60 hrs
Apprentice will be able to explain the theory of operation of brakes (wet and dry), torsion dampers, and torque converters. 
# | 60 hrs
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various brake (wet and dry), torsion damper, and torque converters.
# | 60 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate understanding of final drive systems.
# | 60 hrs
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various final drive and differential systems.
# | 60 hrs
Harvesting Systems
Apprentice will be able to describe the fundamentals of various harvesting systems.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to perform maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various harvesting equipment.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to set up and adjust harvesting equipment prior to in-field use to optimize performance according to conditions.
# | 45 hrs
Tillage, Seeding, and Chemical Application Systems
Apprentice will be able to describe the fundamentals of machine operation including proper tractor compatibility.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate knowledge of primary and secondary tillage practices.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to set up and adjust various tillage, seeding, and chemical application equipment prior to field use.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to perform maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various tillage, seeding, and chemical application equipment.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to set up and adjust tillage, seeding and chemical application equipment prior to and in-field use to optimize tractor and implement performance according to conditions.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will have knowledge of laws associated with tillage, seeding, and chemical applications.
# | 45 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate use of protective apparatus when diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing chemical application equipment.  
# | 45 hrs
Service Department Policies and Procedures
Apprentice will demonstrate understanding of their role in service department operation and profitability.
# | 10 hrs
Apprentice will be able to properly complete a time card and work order.
# | 10 hrs
Apprentice will be able to communicate the complaint, the cause, and the correction of work performed.
# | 10 hrs
Apprentice will be able to locate and utilize all service information resources.
# | 10 hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards customer relations.
# | 10 hrs
Apprentice will have an awareness of continuing education opportunities. 
# | 10 hrs
Advanced Technology (Service Advisor™)
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using Service ADVISOR.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to explain what Service ADVISOR™ will be used for on the job.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to identify Service ADVISOR™ program features and benefits.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to identify software and hardware requirements.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to install software, perform updates to software, and load new data disks.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to be able to load old or historical data disks.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to understand when/how to be connected to the network.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to understand the license agreement.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice will be able to properly setup, calibrate, and diagnose John Deere equipment using Service ADVISOR™.
# | 12 hrs
Apprentice must score a minimum of 80% on the Service ADVISOR™– Methods and Techniques – Assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD TECH Program.
# | 12 hrs