Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology
About the Occupation
Mechanical Technicians work with pumps, valves, turbines and other mechanical and rotating equipment. They read and interpret drawings and equipment layouts, record data, make computations, analyze results, and write reports. They understand maintenance procedures and application of preventative, predictive, and proactive maintenance techniques in power and industrial plants. When planning maintenance activities, mechanical engineering technicians may prepare layouts and drawings of the process and of the equipment to be maintained. They estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space. Some technicians test and inspect machines and equipment in power plants and work with engineers to troubleshoot and eliminate machine problems. They also develop, make, and assemble parts for machinery and equipment, and analyze the costs and practical value of designs.
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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic level I & level II, provide a starting point encompassing skills like fixing machinery, performing basic tests, and reading technical drawings, perform maintenance on Industrial machines powered by hydraulics and pneumatics, implement lubrication maintenance requirements, repack valves and install and align pumps and motors. You will do welding and pipe threading, learn to read and interpret blueprints, utilize computer aided drafting skills, and perform basic HVAC maintenance.
- Courses start in the Spring (January) for the IMM program/Asynchronous on line based
- Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Program admits 20 students
- Physical demands for this program may include lifting, standing, bending, and close vision
The Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
- Course Sequence Associate of Applied Science Degree: Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology
Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (1.5 Years)
Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (1 Year)
- Course Sequence Basic Technical Certificate: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)
- Power generation plants that use coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, concentrated solar, and wind
- Levels of employment include: technician, journeyman, group leader, group supervisor
Minimum Test Scores
Note: (BTC)Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (ALEKS) Math Score of 15.