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Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Published
Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
John Deere Corporation
Industries
O*Net Code
47-2073.00
Rapids Code
0365
Req. Hours
5000
State
DC
Created
Aug 27, 2021
Updated
Aug 27, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 22 total skills
Construction Machinery - 500 req. hrs
Learn equipment operation basics
Learn application of equipment to jobs
Preventive maintenance
Part and part acquisition knowledge
Construction Machinery Accessories - 500 req. hrs
Mount
Adjust & regulate
Learn care & operation
Power Train Assemblies - 1750 req. hrs
Maintain & repair clutches
Maintain & repair transmissions
Maintain & repair differentials
Maintain & repair final drives
Maintain & repair torque converters
Running Gear (Track Chains and rollers, Idlers, Pads and Wheels): a) Repair & Maintain, b) Assemble, c) Adjust
Gas & Diesel Engines Overhaul - 1500 req. hrs
Cylinder heads & valves (reboring and honing cylinders)
Cylinder assemblies
Crankshafts & bearings (install crankshaft, pin bearing, camshaft and bushings)
Timing gears
Repair oil pump
Adjust fuel racks
Fuel System Repairing, Testing, and Calibration - 750 req. hrs
Overall system and part knowledge
Diesel: a) Injectors and b) Injection pumps
Gasoline carburetors

Technical Instruction

Safety & Fundamentals - 72 req. hrs
Apprentice will demonstrate safe work practices.
Apprentice will have an adequate knowledge of safety skills and procedures of basic machine operation and diagnostics.  
Apprentice will be able to show proper use and care for power and hand tools.
Hydraulic & Hydrostatic Systems - 288 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to calculate hydraulic pressure and flow using Pascal’s law.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of operation of an open and closed center hydraulic system.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of hydraulic pump and motor operation.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the theory of closed center, constant and variable pressure hydraulic system operation. 
Apprentice will be able to diagnose problems of an open and closed center hydraulic system. 
Apprentice will be able to disassemble and repair a hydraulic component following tech manual instructions and specifications.
Apprentice will be able to utilize a flow meter and test gauges to measure performance in a hydraulic system.
Apprentice will be able to identify the symbols on an ISO hydraulic diagram and locate the components on equipment.
Electrical Systems - 288 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to use Ohm’s Law to demonstrate / predict DC electrical behavior.
Apprentice will be able to measure the voltage and current flow in electrical circuits.
Apprentice will demonstrate proficient use of a digital multi-meter.
Apprentice will be able to recognize and test electrical components and devices.
Apprentice will be able to identify the symbols on an ISO electrical diagram and locate the components on equipment.
Apprentice will be able to use ISO schematics in diagnostic procedures.
Apprentice will be able to follow diagnostic and repair procedures.
Mobile Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems - 108 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to describe the fundamentals of operation of a mobile HVAC system. 
Apprentice will be able to perform tests, repairs, and retrofit procedures.
Apprentice will be able to explain the theory of operation of HVAC systems. 
Apprentice will be able to use test gauges and thermometers in measuring the performance of the HVAC system.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate the safe handling of refrigerants.
Apprentice will be able to charge and verify proper operation of various refrigerant systems.
Engines And Fuel Systems - 540 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to disassemble and reassemble an engine using recommended procedures.
Apprentice will be able to describe the theory of operation of internal combustion engines.  
Apprentice will be able to utilize a dynamometer to measure engine performance and diagnostic testing procedures. 
Apprentice will be able to describe the theory of operation of various types of fuel systems.
Apprentice will be able to perform diagnostic and repair procedures on various fuel systems.
Apprentice will have knowledge of the legal limitations with respect to repairing fuel systems.
Powertrains & Undercarriages - 144 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate understanding the theory of power-train systems.
Apprentices will be able to explain the theory of operation of mechanical, partial-power shift, full-power shift, and infinitely variable transmissions.
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various power-train systems.
Apprentice will be able to explain the theory of operation of brakes (wet and dry), torsion dampers and torque converters. 
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various brake (wet and dry), torsion damper, and torque converters.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate understanding of final drive and tracked undercarriage systems.
Apprentice will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various final drive, tracked undercarriage, and differential systems.
Service Department Policies And Procedures - 72 req. hrs
Apprentice will demonstrate understanding of their role in service department operation and profitability.
Apprentice will be able to properly complete a time card and work order.
Apprentice will be able to communicate the complaint, the cause, and the correction of work performed.
Apprentice will be able to locate and utilize all service information resources.
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards customer relations.
Apprentice will have an awareness of continuing education opportunities. 
Advanced Technology (Service Advisor™) - 36 req. hrs
Apprentice will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using Service ADVISOR.
Apprentice will be able to explain what Service ADVISOR™ will be used for on the job.
Apprentice will be able to identify Service ADVISOR™ program features & benefits.
Apprentice will be able to identify software & hardware requirements.
Apprentice will be able to install software, perform updates to software and load new data disks.
Apprentice will be able to be able to load old or historical data disks.
Apprentice will be able to understand when/how to be connected to the network.
Apprentice will be able to understand the license agreement.
Apprentice will be able to properly setup, calibrate and diagnose John Deere equipment using Service ADVISOR™.

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