Industrial Maintenance Basics

Workforce Development | Manufacturing

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Program Description

Recently, industry has made great strides in the field of industrial maintenance, or mechatronics. It creates a synergy needed to create a simpler, efficient, and effective manufacturing system. As this automation increases, so does the need for qualified technicians. There are currently 518 individuals employed in Mechatronics in the North Central Workforce Development Area.

The necessity to understand and train support technicians often requires a retooling of incumbent employees and initial training of employees entering this field. NPRC understands this human capital gap and has made a commitment to provide this training to the region.

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Industrial Maintenance Basics

What You'll Learn

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Analysis of common components of blueprints and other technical drawings to be able to construct typical fluid power systems, AC/DC electric devices, Electric Motor Control, and 3-Phase wiring safely.

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Examination of the components, gears, shafts, bearings, seals, and lubricants used in a mechanical drive system, and learn how to respond to common failures.

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Communication protocols and the basic function of robotics and programmable logic controllers (PLC).

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Industrial Maintenance Career Outlook

Learners may be eligible for many different careers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and city/township management.

According to O-Net, it is projected that employment needs through 2028 in the Commonwealth total an additional 5,250 employees in industrial maintenance.

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

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