Mobile Hydraulic Technician

Mobile Hydraulic Technician (MHT):

Applies fluid power theory and related knowledge to test and troubleshoot operational mobile hydraulic systems and applications. A Mobile Hydraulic Technician reads mobile schematics, performs basic cylinder & hydraulic motor calculations and is able to supervise system installations and commissioning. All Technician 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 MHT level certification, registration information can be found here.

Subject Matter Outline 

Summary:
  • Sets-up and tests systems and components under direction of engineering and scientific staff.
  • Recommends modifications to circuit & components to improve performance.
  • Supervises system installation, flushing & commissioning.
  • Provides leak-free piping.
  • Knows how, where and when to take fluid samples and read lab reports.
  • Can establish ISO cleanliness level for a system.
  • Can devise the Target Cleanliness Chart.
  • Understands accumulator use & operation.
  • Understands hydrostatic drives.
  • Sets pump load sensing and compensator controls.
  • Understands basic electrical controls and their application.
  • Calculates decompression volume.
  • Understands regenerative circuits and their use.
  • Understands sequence & counterbalance circuits and associated valving.
  • Does trouble shooting and supervises required replacements, repair or adjustment.

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05/01/14
Fluid Power Professionals Day
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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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