Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
Ergonomics - Knowledge of how to modify machines so operation is safe and productive for operator.
Preventative maintenance - Training to anticipate and prevent potential malfunction of tools and machinery.
Lubricants/lubrication systems - Understanding of why lubricants and lubricant systems are used and when it is most beneficial to use them.
Troubleshooting and analysis - Training in troubleshooting issues with machinery using tools and knowledge of machinery.
Robotics - Understand how to maintain and repair robotic devices.
Inspection Criteria - Training in proper machine inspection.
Motor Controls and PLCs - Understanding of how to program motor controls and PLCs and how to use them for interfacing, operation, and programming.
Blueprint reading - Training on how to interpret blueprints and use those blueprints to build reliable and serviceable objects.
Power systems - Instruction on how electrical, fluid, and pneumatic power systems function and how to maintain them.
Mechanical power transmissions - Demonstrate machine operation with power transmissions and how to maintain and repair them.
Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems - Demonstrate function and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how to maintain and repair them.
Machinery alignment - Ability to align machinery for proper operation.
Optical Alignment - Ability to align advanced optical systems.
CNC - Perform maintenance and repair on CNC machines.
Compressors - Perform repair and maintain compressors.
Laser Shaft Alignment - Demonstrate proper alignment principles and practices including troubleshooting.
Industrial Belting - Maintain and repair industrial belting assembly systems.
Boring Mills - Maintain and repair boring mills.
Grinders - Perform grinding on parts as needed, as well as maintain grinding equipment.