Essential Craft Skills (Field Prep)

September 18, 2017 – September 22, 2017 all-day

This preparatory course is designed to be primarily
taught to craft technical apprentices and/or new hires.
Those working with and having responsibility for asset
reliability will find the class valuable to assist in skills
application efforts. The principles taught provide a
foundation for apprentices that will be used throughout
their technical career. Application for these learned
principles and hands on techniques increase field skill
levels, build personal confidence and develop pride
in applied work.


This hands-on skills course begins with an understanding for reliability principles, machinery failure patterns and effective communication principles. This session teaches and applies fundamental field techniques such as: shop mathematics, the correct use of precision measurement tools, proper application and adjustment of threaded fasteners. Participants review how motors, pumps, fans, gearboxes, and power transmission products function and fail. Attendees are introduced to various common machine components including: bearings, seals, gaskets and lubricants. A short introduction to pneumatic and hydraulic fluid power systems is provided. A continued utilization of these core and fundamental practices will greatly enhance the probability of assets attaining their correct manufacturing life cycles. Finally, attendees who receive this practical field skills knowledge increase their effectiveness in the application of craft knowledge.

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