Mechanical Technician

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2017

Program Overview

If you are interested in the mechanical maintenance industry, why not consider the Mechanical Technician (Co-op) program? This program prepares you for work in the industrial mechanical maintenance field. You'll learn the basic functions of pipefitting, welding, rigging, electrical and machining. A hands-on learning environment allows you to learn to install, assemble, maintain and commission mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, cooling and exhaust systems in industrial plants. By combining the skills of an Industrial Mechanic with some of those of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, this program provides you with a unique learning experience. You receive specialized training in vibration analysis, non-destructive evaluation and computers. In addition, you will learn to prepare both written and oral reports on technical subjects, opening up further employment opportunities.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate, you may be employed in power generating stations, pulp and paper mills, steel mills, mining operations, oil refineries and food processing plants as maintenance staff, operators, supervisors, quality assurance inspectors, maintenance planners or safety coordinators. As well, you may be hired by inspection service providers, as an Inspection and Testing Technician, a Quality Assurance Technician, a Laser Alignment Specialist or a Vibration Analysis Technician. You may also work with various industrial based companies as a supervisor, industrial sales representative, maintenance planner or mechanical estimators. Positions may also be available with municipal water and sewerage departments as a maintenance personnel or operator. As a graduate, you may be eligible to challenge the Block 1 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) examination. The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) occupation is apprenticeable in New Brunswick. For more information, see the Apprenticeship and Certification info sheet. Find potential employment in power generating stations, pulp and paper mills, steel mills, mining operations, oil refineries and food processing plants as maintenance staff, operators, supervisors, quality assurance inspectors, maintenance planners or safety coordinators.


      NOC Codes

      7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics


      What you will learn

      • Communications
      • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
      • Shop Practices
      • Measurement and Layout
      • Drills, Taps and Reamers
      • Mathematics and Physics
      • Computers
      • Installation Drawings and Schematics
      • Fasteners
      • Machine Shop
      • Materials
      • Bearings, Lubricants and Seals
      • Welding
      • Applied Mechanics
      • Pipefitting Components
      • Fans, Engines and Compressors
      • Conveyors
      • Pumps
      • Basic Electrical Theory
      • Maintenance Planning
      • Steam Power
      • Equipment Installation and Alignment
      • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
      • Vibration Analysis
      • Fluid Mechanics
      • Non-Destructive Evaluation
      • Power Transmission


      Specific Considerations

      With the advancement of technology and Industries seeking to cut costs, trades people today are required to perform more than one trade (cross trained). The training provided in the Mechanical Technician program is designed to lay the foundation for a well rounded, cross trained tradesperson. This program not only provides the skills to perform well as a person using the tools, but also gives graduates the ability to advance into supervisory roles.

      Students must be highly literate in the English language, both written and oral.

      Once accepted into this program, you may be eligible for financial awards offered through the J.D. Irving Limited Training Incentives Program.


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