Maintenance Technicians are highly skilled individuals who safely perform mechanical and electrical duties to keep machines, equipment, or the structure of a facility in repair.
Maintenance Technicians works on mechanical and electrical equipment and machines in paper mills, foundries, production mills, food processing, schools and hospitals. The mechanical would include installing equipment, repair and replace units, maintaining equipment and using machines such as lathes, drill presses and various hand tools. Areas of electrical expertise include working with electrical drawings, troubleshooting electrical motors, AC and DC drives, PLC’s (programmable logic controllers), and solid state devices.
- 5-year training program
- 9,280 hours of on-the-job training
- 864 hours of paid related instruction
- Transition-to-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
The apprentice is taught theory and knowledge related to safety procedures while working with electrical and mechanical components. Instruction also consists of repair of electrical or mechanical equipment, installation, alignment, and balancing of new equipment.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
Madison - Truax
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