Plasser American Corporation will have be adding to our Apprenticeship Program with our second year of apprentices.
The apprenticeship program will cover all tuition and book costs at Tidewater Community College where the apprentice will receive a certificate in their
field of study, a Journeyman's License and will be eligible to continue with their education to a Bachelors Degree if they would like to. Each apprenticeship program will last 4 years (8,000 hours).
- All personnel in this group shall be graduates of high school or GED equivalence
- Basic knowledge of math
- Able to frequently stand; walk; use hand-tools
- Strong mechanical aptitude
Phase 1: Start-up
a. Safety general rules
b. Rules and regulations of Plasser American
c. Introduction to the facility
d. Nomenclature of tools and Electrical components Basic Level
e. Safety procedures related to Electrical systems
f. Learning to use PAC library software (DLIB and Green Screen) and ordering procedures
g. Records and inventory procedures
Phase 2: Electrical Basic
a. Learn basic electrical properties.
b. Understanding electrical and electronic schematics and drawings.
c. Methods of proper electrical connection (e.g.: crimping connectors)
d. Electrical boxes assembly
Conduit and Raceway Systems
e. Fabricating and installing fastening and support devices.
f. Installation of conduit, fittings and boxes.
g. Inspection and assembly of electrical component on the machines
h. Records of the inspections (coordination with engineering department)
Phase 3: Electrical intermediate:
1. Direct Current (DC)
2. Alternating Current (AC), single-phase and three-phase.
3. Work with Air Conditioning Unit HVAC controls
5. Work with motor control circuits: start/stop, forward/reverse, speed, breaking.
6. Work with controlled devices, such as: relays, motor starters
7. Work with transformers, rectifiers and heaters.
8. Perform repairs using various hand tools, including but not limited to: multi-meters, wire strippers, power and hand tools.
9. Verifying and troubleshooting control circuits
10. Following a correction post Engineering Change Request submission