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 training 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.

To learn more about how Amatrol’s eLearning prepares learners for NIMS training certifications, check out the following article: NIMS Certifications Pave the Path to a Successful Career in Industry by Duane Bolin.

The ITM certification features nine stackable certifications, so you can attain your certificate in any of the 9 Duty Areas, such as Maintenance Operations, and use it to find a job while you complete additional certifications. The nine stackable certifications are available in:

Maintenance Operations

Duty Area 1 - 32 eLearning Modules

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:

  • Mechanical Fabrication

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    Rigging Concepts 1

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    Hands-On Rigging

Basic Mechanical Systems

Duty Area 2 - 20 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Portable Measurement System

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    Basics of Mechanical Drive Systems

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    Hands-On V-Belt Drives and Chain Drive

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    Laser Alignment Principals

Basic Hydraulics Systems

Duty Area 3 - 20 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Basic Hydraulics

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    Intermediate Hydraulics

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    Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting

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    Hydraulic Maintenance

Basic Pneumatics Systems

Duty Area 4 - 14 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Pneumatic Training System

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    Intermediate Pneumatics

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    Pneumatics System Troubleshooting

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Electrical Systems

Duty Area 5 - 35 eLearning Modules

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:

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    AC/DC Electrical

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    AC Electric Motor Control

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    Industrial Motor Installation & Wiring

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    Electric Motor Troubleshooting

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    Electrical Wiring

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    VFD Wiring anf PLC Wiring

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    Industrial Soldering

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    Electric Sensors

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    Hands-On Relay Control Skills

Electronic Control Systems

Duty Area 6 - 27 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Portable Power and Control Electronics

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    Portable PLC Programming & Operation

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    Industrial Wiring

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    VFD Wiring and PLC Wiring

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    AC Variable Frequency Drives Troubleshooting

Process Control Systems

Duty Area 7 - 11 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Level/Flow Process Control

Maintenance Welding

Duty Area 8 - 7 eLearning Modules

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:

  • Welding Technology

Maintenance Piping

Duty Area 9 - 5 eLearning Modules

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:

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    Industrial Fluid Piping

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