Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic

Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (IHM):

Fabricates, assembles, services, maintains, and tests industrial hydraulic equipment. The mechanic understands hydraulic symbols, reads system schematics, understands electrical principles, and is skilled in using hand tools, power tools, micrometers, and testing equipment. All Mechanic certifications require a three (3)-hour written and a three (3)-hour job performance (hands-on) test. If you’re interested in testing for IHM certification, you must register to take the test.

 
 

Summary:

  • Read hydraulic symbols and circuit diagrams
  • Use dial calipers and micrometers
  • Know various tube fittings and select the proper replacement
  • Make up tube assemblies
  • Know how to prevent and repair system leaks
  • Perform contamination control
    • Add fluid to system with filter cart
    • Aid in system flushing and commissioning
    • Know how, when, and where to take fluid samples
    • Use "Target Cleanliness Chart" for each system
    • Check condition of hydraulic filters
    • Check systems for water
  • Make up a crimped hose assembly
    • Replace a hose assembly
    • Inspect hose applications for twist and minimum bend radius
  • Service and charge accumulators
  • Assist technicians in start-up and commissioning
  • Promote safe working conditions with pressurized systems

Reference Materials:


09/11/14 - 09/11/14
Hydraulic Safety Awareness Safety Training
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09/11/14 - 09/11/14
Events / Training
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10/06/14
Online Certification Review Training - Starts October - Registration ends Monday, Sept. 29th



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