Industrial Technology Maintenance
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has endorsed Amatrol’s eLearning as the preferred curriculum for its Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) credentials. These credentials were created to fill the growing number of unfilled jobs in industrial maintenance with individuals having proven skill sets.
NIMS is widely recognized for the qualified employees produced through their certification programs and Amatrol is the world’s leader in skills-based interactive technical learning. Amatrol’s hands-on, skills-focused interactive technical training include an on-the-job training guide to aid businesses in accommodating NIMS’ credentials to real-world training experiences.
Duty Area 1
This duty area covers: adhering to safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations; operating and monitoring a machine; interpreting machine operation and maintenance documentation and technical drawings; performing machine maintenance procedures, preventative maintenance, and predictive maintenance; selecting and safely using of proper hand tool for a task; moving, handling, and storing materials and equipment; and selecting systems troubleshooting methods.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 1 topic include:
Basic Mechanical Systems
Duty Area 2
This duty area covers: adhering to mechanical power transmission safety rules; using dimensional measuring tools; installing and aligning shaft couplings, belt drives, chain drives, gear drives, and pillow block bearings; identifying lubrication points, selecting lubricant, and applying lubricant to a machine; and troubleshooting power transmissions.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 2 topic include:
Basic Hydraulics Systems
Duty Area 3
This duty area covers: adhering to fluid power systems safety rules; interpreting basic fluid power schematics; starting up and shutting down a hydraulic system and adjusting system pressure; adjusting hydraulic actuator speed using a flow control valve; servicing hydraulic fluid and a hydraulic filter; installing hydraulic conductors and installing and testing components in a basic hydraulic circuit; and troubleshooting a basic hydraulic circuit.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 3 topic include:
Basic Pneumatics Systems
Duty Area 4
This duty area covers: adhering to fluid power systems safety rules; adjusting pneumatic system branch operating pressure using a regulator and pneumatic actuator speed using a flow control valve; servicing a pneumatic filter and pneumatic lubricator; installing pneumatic conductors; starting up and shutting down a reciprocating air compressor and adjusting operating pressure; and installing and testing components in pneumatic circuits.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 4 topic include:
Duty Area 5
This duty area covers: adhering to electrical power and control systems safety rules; interpreting electrical control and power schematics; adjusting limit switches and electronic sensors; measuring voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit; selecting, installing, and testing fuses and circuit breakers; installing and testing AC and DC electric motors, electrical relay control components and circuits, and electro-fluid power components and circuits; testing and repairing a machine’s electrical ground; troubleshooting an electrical motor relay control circuit and a solenoid-operated fluid power relay control circuit; replacing electrical control wiring using terminal and solder attachments; and testing and replacing transformers.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 5 topic include:
Electronic Control Systems
Duty Area 6
This duty area covers: adhering to electronic and control systems safety rules; connecting and testing a DC power supply; installing and testing a solid-state relay, analog electronic sensors, and basic PLC components; installing and operating and AC variable frequency drive; transferring programs to programmable controller using a PC; creating a basic PLC ladder-style program; and troubleshooting PLC and controlled components.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 6 topic include:
Process Control Systems
Duty Area 7
This duty area covers: adhering to process control systems safety rules; reading and interpreting process control documentation; calibrating and testing analog sensors and final control elements; and installing and operating a basic controller.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 7 topic include:
Duty Area 8
This duty area covers: adhering to welding safety rules; using an acetylene torch; explaining welding theory, equipment, and selection process; preparing parts to be welded; using a SMAW Welder to make basic welds on flat stock; inspecting welds; and using a plasma cutter to cut flat stock.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 8 topic include:
Duty Area 9
This duty area covers: adhering to piping system safety rules; interpreting basic piping schematics; identifying and selecting correct material; measuring and preparing material; and installing piping systems.
Learning Systems that can add Hands-On Skills to Duty Area 9 topic include: