Pneumatic Mechanic

Pneumatic Mechanic (PM):

Fabricates, assembles, services, maintains, and tests industrial pneumatic equipment. The mechanic understands pneumatic symbols, reads system schematics, and understands electrical principles. The mechanic is skilled in using hand tools, power tools, micrometers, calipers, and test 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 the PM level certification, registration information can be found here.

Summary:

  • Provides field repairs
    • Fix inoperable machinery at the work site
    • Change hoses and hard plumbing that failed
    • Change-out cylinders, motors, control valves, seals, and gauges
  • Perform major repairs under clean conditions and bench tests repairs
  • Replace faulty components
  • Aid in system flushing and commissioning
  • Service the air supply system and make necessary adjustments
  • Provide “leak-free” plumbing
  • Service air preparation equipment to eliminate contaminates
  • Make up hose assemblies
  • Promote compressed air safety

Recommended Reference Materials:


06/30/14
Events / Training / 2014 Annual Meeting
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07/15/14
Hydraulic Safety Awareness Safety Training
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07/15/14
Online Certification Review Training



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