What are the responsibilities of an Industrial Maintenance Technician
Industrial Maintenance technicians are responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of all equipment and machines critical to an industrial organization. Industrial maintenance technicians and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.
They also install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.
How is this program unique?
Valencias Mechatronics program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in Automation, Engineering Technology & Production positions, Satellite and Spacecraft assembly. This course covers safety (OSHA 10), the basics of mechanical components and electrical drives in a complex mechatronic system.
In this hands-on training class, you will learn the fundamentals of mechanical components and electrical drives, electronic circuits as well as the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS).
Based upon a physical system, students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. They will also learn about mechanical components, which lead and support the energy through a mechanical system to increase efficiency and to reduce wear and tear. Materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties will be examined.
Technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechanical elements and electrical systems, including 3 phase motor systems will also be covered.
By understanding the inner-workings of the complete system, students will learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and (where possible) correct malfunctions. Preventive & Predictive maintenance of mechanical elements and electrical drives and electronic systems as well as safety issues within the system will be discussed.
Can I balance working and starting a program in Mechatronics?
Our program is a perfect fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career in Mechatronics but need a program that allows flexibility.
Our program has a daytime or evening option and meets four days a week on Monday through Thursday, over a period of 22 weeks (600 Hrs.).
We understand the need for quality instruction that allows students to continue earning a living wage while pursuing each of their Mechatronics certifications.
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
We have staff and community partners that will assist you in your job placement after program completion.
This twenty two-week course will cover the following topics:
Engineering Technology & Production Methods
Electronic theory and circuits
Basics of Mechanical and electrical Components and Drives
Preventive & Predictive Maintenance of Mechanical Elements
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS)
What is the job outlook for Mechatronics?
Employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will continue to create demand for these workers.
Much earning potential exists in this high-skill, high-growth field. The average salary range for the Mechatronics industry is $20-26/ hr.
Potential career paths include Maintenance Technician and Industrial Mechanics, Satellite Technicians and Spacecraft Technicians.
Must be willing to work outside in adverse weather.
Must be currently drug free
Be able to carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certifications:
Basic Mechanical Systems
Basic Hydraulic Systems
Basic Pneumatic Systems
Electronic Control Systems
Process Control Systems
Fluid Power 1
Industrial Electricity I
Mechanical Components I
Programmable Logic Controller I