^This^ and I said in my other post, most places work swing shift now and that SUCKS!Kirk said:My only word of warning about a career in Maintenance in an industrial plant. You will work a lot of hours, weekends and holidays. If you don't mind that little Caveat then you will have a great field to work in.
All those classes were included in my course, might be different now, that was in 91. I had to take welding and machining separately.280longshot said:I have worked in the field for 18yrs or so plus 4 yrs Aviation Maintenance in the military.
The majority of employers are looking for multi-skilled technicians not just mechanics.
Just like TAFKAP said, you need to further your skills in Industrial Electricity, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Industrial Controls. In a Fully Automated Plant you will have to troubleshoot all of these with great proficiency.
I think it is worth it just depends on what you want.
280longshot said:I would look into some Allen Bradley classes also. They offer some advanced classes in motor controls (VFD), automation (Control Logix). These classes go a long way on your resume!
These are the latest controls that a lot of manufactures are using.
That's what I took, didn't remember their being much difference but after Eric listed the classes there is!Plott 1 said:I would take a look at the jobs in the area you are looking at working. In our area of Monroe COunty I will tell you its tough to get a maintenance position unless you have experience as well as the education. I took Electro/Mech Maint at CLeveland State in 2000. Companies like to have a well rounded worker with experience and a desire to improve which is apparently yourself or you would not be looking at going back to school. Newell Sanford in Maryville pays well for experienced Maint people but they do not hire very often. Good Luck