Machine Lubrication Training & Industrial Maintenance Training

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On Site Machine Lubrication Training & Industrial Maintenance Training

AMRRI delivers knowledge and education through online,  public and private industrial machine lubrication training programs, and the very best in industrial maintenance training.

We offer the following machine lubrication training options for industrial maintenance training:

Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Training Level I and II
Machine Lubricant Analysis (MLA) Level I and II
Hands-On Machine Lubrication Training Courses
Lube-It Training
Industry Specific Training

All of our machine lubrication training & industrial maintenance training is thorough, engaging and presented in an interactive method that helps your maintenance team tackle the toughest machine lubrication issues no matter what the delivery medium.   Click here to read what people are saying about AMRRI’s machine lubrication training and education.

machine lubrication training and education programs

Professional and experienced machine lubrication training specialists will train and develop the right program for your machine maintenance.

  • Public Events are the traditional 3-4 full-day formats and are delivered multiple times per year in various locations through the US and Canada.  They offer timely and practical knowledge that can be put to immediate use on the job and prepares the participant for certification testing of MLT1, MLA1, MLT2 and MLA2.
  • Private Events are developed, designed and delivered to meet a company’s specific need whether it be certification training, hands on training or a combination of the two.  These machine lubrication trainings are usually held on the customer’s premises or location of choice and are usually more economical if at least 6 employees are attending the training.
  • Online Courses cover the exact same content as both the Public and Web Based Events but are formatted so the participant can cover the material at his or her own pace. There are 10-20 video segments that range in length from 35-70 minutes depending on the course. Students will watch the videos as they follow along in the training manual. There is a suggested review of each segment in questions/answer format that will reinforce the concepts taught during the video.
  • Live Web-Based Events are comprised of 15-20 hours of live training via a webcast platform and 10 hours of individual study time spread over a 10 day period.  Each day consists of a morning training followed by  individual study and an afternoon training followed by  individual study. Our web-based program is designed for the person who would prefer not to be away from their responsibilities for an entire week but also has the flexibility in their work day that they can be in front of the computer for both am and pm training sessions.
  • Credit Centered Courses at a Community College, usually in coordination of a local company.

View our Public Training schedule.

AMRRI’s technical library contains over 50 articles that feature detailed and applicable information on building reliability programs, oil analysis, machine lubrication selection, application, cleanliness and storage.

AMRRI’s glossary contains an alphabetical list of terms that cover machine reliability and oil analysis domain of knowledge with the definitions of those terms. It also explains the concepts relevant to these terms.

What is the Value of Machine Lubrication Training for your site?

Consider this: the money you spend on lubricants represents only 1% of your net maintenance budget. (2% if your site makes paper, 3% if your site makes metal).  Your Machine Lubrication Labor component should represent another 2-4% of your maintenance budget.  How WELL you deploy the lubricant and labor Directly Impacts 35% of your maintenance budget.  Machine Lubrication gives you GREAT leverage, either to your benefit or to your detriment.

Condition Monitoring of your lubricants tells you a great deal about whether your machine lubrication program is serving your harming you. 

But, how would your people know if they don’t have a sound grasp of the fundamentals of machine lubrication, and oil analysis?  Having folks that perform the machine lubrication roles for many years may be good, unless the knowledge level  is based on village lore through a pattern of Chinese whispers.  Many will choose to rely on the tried and true approach of having one technician teach another technician all about this job as the years go by.  Even when the first technician is a bona fide expert this approach to technical training leaves too many important details unaddressed. 

The International Council of Machinery Lubrication provides a certification plan for the lubrication technician(s) and oil analyst(s) working in industry.  Additionally, the Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) certification series for oil analysts conforms to the ISO 18436-5 and -5 standards for condition monitoring professionals.

Technical labor exposed to these bodies of knowledge benefit from general knowledge development regardless of whether they are able to pass an exam and earn a certification.  Those that can earn the certification gain additional credibility with their piers and subordinates and supervisors, as well as fulfillment of whatever internal professional development requirement the company maintains.

One customer reported an immediate cost avoidance worth (in his words) at least a million dollars in lost production time at a West Coast Container Port (offloading facility) following his personnel attending our lubrication training course, which INCLUDED the oil analysis content from MLA1.  This occurred because his already experienced technician had a greatly improved sense of understanding about a threat that a key detail in a recent oil analysis report suggested for the health of a container handling crane.

A well defined machine lubrication training course, which should include a healthy dose of oil analysis content, could easily pay back 100 fold, and do so in a matter of days.

This may well be the best kept secret in industrial maintenance.