Machine Operators Training
Machine Operator training provides foundational training on machine safety, measurement and blueprint reading, manual milling and turning, an overview of CNC (with a project) and statistical process control. The program prepares students for NIMS certification through the use of both computer simulation and hands-on training. The course is approximately 210 hours of instruction and requires the fabrication of several metal parts.
The outcome of training will be the use and understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerances, precision measurement tools and reading blueprints for operation of various machine tools used to manufacture and repair mechanical assemblies. Students completing the course will understand machining applications, tooling criteria, and be able to inspect materials and product to ensure they meet specifications. Additionally, students will be expected to perform machining operations such as drilling, tapping, boring, turning and conventional milling and lathe work using various manual and CNC machine tools.
The training concludes with an emphasis on statistical process control (SPC), lean quality processes and communications for continuous improvement and reducing errors. The SPC module will focus on eliminating defective products, and lowering costs through reduced waste.