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Maintenance Boot Camps

Calhoun Workforce Solutions has partnered with Hendrix Precision to offer these hand-on training boot camps.

Reliability/Precision Maintenance Bootcamp

April 20-24, 2020

The Reliability/Precision Maintenance Bootcamp is designed to accelerate the essential knowledge & skills necessary for reliability managers and other essential roles that are positioned to lead reliability improvement.

Topic: 10-Steps to Precision Maintenance

  1. Awareness of the business issues & trends
  2. Precision Maintenance Skills Assessment
  3. Sr. Management Sponsorship
  4. Roles, Responsibilities & Processes
  5. Training Implementation
  6. Application of Skills
  7. Measuring Results –KPI’s That Drive the Correct Actions
  8. Process Review & Mentorship
  9. New Hire Musts
  10. Achieving Sustainability

These hands-on exercises will be an accelerated pace for both Skills 1 (Assembly, Installation & Rebuild) and Skills 2 (Precision Bearing Installation and Lubrication) courses. Each participant can experience for themselves the key elements of precision assembly,installation and rebuild skills necessary to enable equipment to run as intended and recognize the common errors that occur!

Recommended Audience: Front-line Supervisors, Project & Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Managers, & Superintendents, and others leading the implementation of reliability improvements.

Cost: $1,995/per student

Registration and Payment Options: Contact Meredith Cormack by email at or by phone at 205-999-7806. Or visit Pay by Credit Card or Purchase order.

Dates/Times: Mon. April 20 –Fri. April 24(5 days) -8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST (Friday will end at 3:00 PM)

Venue: Calhoun Community College –6250 US-31, Tanner AL 35671

Airports: Huntsville International Airport (17 min drive)

Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Decatur 1209 Courtyard Circle, Decatur AL (15 mins) Hampton Inn Decatur 2041 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur AL (15 mins)

Precision Maintenance Skills 1 Course

June 8-12, 2020

Learn How to Easily Double or Triple Rotating Equipment Life by making vibration much lower through the elimination of common assembly errors and adherence to rigid precision installation, rebuild, and maintenance standards which we will show you how to achieve with little or no extra down time.

Course Description: Participants will disassemble, reassemble, correct defects, perform precision alignment for both in-line coupled& v-belt driven machines, and measure the noticeable improvements as common field & shop assembly errors are eliminated from our running and static simulators. Course Objectives include:

  • Understand what Precision Maintenance Is & how to achieve w/o extra downtime
  • How to identify and avoid common assembly errors
  • Understand and correct common fit & tolerance problems
  • Learn basic bearing installation problems and corrections
  • Learn what is good, fair, and bad vibration & how it affects equipment life
  • How to lower vibration & exponentially improve Bearing life (MTBF)
  • How to significantly improve and retain balance
  • How to improve upon “status-quo” alignment standards & achieve precision alignment.
  • How to create smooth running belt drives
  • How to reduce energy consumption 5%, 10%, or more on most Equipment
  • Learn Common Lubrication Errors & How to Avoid

Recommended Audience: Maintenance and Construction Craftsmen, Apprentices, Front-line Supervisors, Project & Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Managers, & Superintendents, Operations Personnel and significant others implementing plant reliability improvement.

Dates/Times: Monday June 8th through Fri. June 12th (5 days) – 7:30AM to 4:30 PM CST

Cost: $ 1995.00 per person

Venue: Calhoun Community College -US-31, Tanner AL 35671

Airports: Huntsville International Airport (17 min drive)

Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Decatur -1209 Courtyard Cir, Decatur, AL (256) 355-4446 Hampton Inn Decatur -2041 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL (256) 355-5888(15 min drive to each hotel from training site)