Amatrol’s NIMS Program Provides Certifications in 9 Program Areas

Addressing the critical need for skilled maintenance technicians, NIMS has created nine stackable certifications in Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM).

Industrial Technology Maintenance Certifications

Certifications are available in each of the following duty areas:

  • Duty Area 1: Maintenance Operations
  • Duty Area 2: Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Duty Area 3: Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Duty Area 4: Basic Pneumatic Systems
  • Duty Area 5: Electrical Systems
  • Duty Area 6: Electronic Control Systems
  • Duty Area 7: Process Control System
  • Duty Area 8: Maintenance Welding
  • Duty Area 9: Maintenance Piping

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Duty Area 1: Maintenance Operations (32 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Selecting systems troubleshooting methods

Duty Area 2: Basic Mechanical Systems (20 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Troubleshooting power transmissions

Duty Area 3: Basic Hydraulic Systems (20 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Troubleshooting a basic hydraulic circuit

Duty Area 4: Basic Pneumatic Systems (14 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Installing and testing components in pneumatic circuits

Duty Area 5: Electrical Systems (35 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Testing and replacing transformers

Duty Area 6: Electronic Control Systems (27 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Troubleshooting PLC and controlled components

Duty Area 7: Process Control System (11 eLearning Modules)

  • Adhering to process control systems safety rules
  • Reading and interpreting process control documentation
  • Calibrating and testing analog sensors and final control elements
  • Installing and operating a basic controller
  • Learning systems that can add hands-on skills to Duty Area 7 topics include:

Duty Area 8: Maintenance Welding (7 eLearning Modules)

  • 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
  • Using a plasma cutter to cut flat stock
  • Learning systems that can add hands-on skills to Duty Area 8 topics include:

Duty Area 9: Maintenance Piping (5 eLearning Modules)

  • Adhering to piping system safety rules
  • Interpreting basic piping schematics
  • Identifying and selecting correct material
  • Measuring and preparing material
  • Installing piping systems
  • Learning systems that can add hands-on skills to Duty Area 9 topics include: