Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
John Deere Corporation
Industries
O*Net Code
47-2073.00
Rapids Code
0365
Req. Hours
25250
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 22 total skills | 25250 total hours
Construction Machinery - 2000 req. hrs
Learn equipment operation basics
500 hrs
Learn application of equipment to jobs
500 hrs
Preventive maintenance
500 hrs
Part and part acquisition knowledge
500 hrs
Construction Machinery Accessories - 3500 req. hrs
Mount
500 hrs
Adjust & regulate
500 hrs
Learn care & operation
500 hrs
Power Train Assemblies - 14000 req. hrs
Maintain & repair clutches
1750 hrs
Maintain & repair transmissions
1750 hrs
Maintain & repair differentials
1750 hrs
Maintain & repair final drives
1750 hrs
Maintain & repair torque converters
1750 hrs
Running Gear (Track Chains and rollers, Idlers, Pads and Wheels): a) Repair & Maintain, b) Assemble, c) Adjust
1750 hrs
Gas & Diesel Engines Overhaul - 23000 req. hrs
Cylinder heads & valves (reboring and honing cylinders)
1500 hrs
Cylinder assemblies
1500 hrs
Crankshafts & bearings (install crankshaft, pin bearing, camshaft and bushings)
1500 hrs
Timing gears
1500 hrs
Repair oil pump
1500 hrs
Adjust fuel racks
1500 hrs
Fuel System Repairing, Testing, and Calibration - 25250 req. hrs
Overall system and part knowledge
750 hrs
Diesel: a) Injectors and b) Injection pumps
750 hrs
Gasoline carburetors
750 hrs

Technical Instruction

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