Essential Craft Skills I

This Essential Craft Skills I non-credit course is designed to be primarily taught to and assist Maintenance Craft Personnel. Operations, Engineering, and Management personnel working with and having responsibility for asset reliability will find the session necessary to assist in manufacturing cost reduction improvement efforts.

The course covers essential mechanical skills information and applications with review and practice. Maintenance problems and corrections relative to typical assembly errors, lubrication principles, precision measurement techniques, bearing types (recognition/application), and precision alignment principles for shaft and belt driven machinery are the core subjects. Overall vibration, infrared temperature and stroboscope measurements/techniques with practical hands-on and performance measurement exercises are utilized in the class to provide new “field” tools for the craft technician.

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