Facility Maintenance Technician Program
April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019
Do you like fixing things? Are you searching for an exciting and in-demand career that won’t be taken over by machines like so many other manufacturing jobs? If your answer is yes, then the Career College of Northern Nevada’s Facility Maintenance Technician program might be right for you. If you’re ready to start gathering the skills needed for this versatile and developing field, then keep reading. Learn more about the best reasons to enroll in our program and start training for your new career today.
Industrial mechanics and facility maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment in a variety of facilities. Because of their general maintenance responsibility, these technicians need to know many different skill sets. To prepare for this work, our students learn about HVAC/R servicing, welding, data networking, robotics technology, industrial motor control, and more. Technicians need all these skills as well as knowledge in IT, time management, verbal communication, and problem-solving.
In smaller organizations, the technician will have more responsibilities and address maintenance issues as they happen, while a tech at a larger company may have a more specialized role. Either way, the tasks of a maintenance technician are various, so you probably won’t get bored on the job. The regular responsibilities of a tech include: installing new equipment, calibrating machinery, responding to alerts, maintaining logs of downtime, documenting routine checks and repairs, and engaging in preventative maintenance.
As manufacturers continue to adopt new technology and introduce computer-controlled machines, more maintenance workers will be needed to repair and maintain that equipment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is expected to grow 7% between 2016 and 2026, which is as fast as average. Even better than that, manufacturing jobs in the Reno/Sparks area have grown 25% in the last year, and that trend is expected to continue. If you can gain a broad range of skills—which our program prepares you to do—you will be more competitive in the job market.
As more and more organizations introduce computerized machines, there is a general concern that jobs in warehouses and manufacturing facilities will shrink. If you don’t want to lose your job to a machine, the best insurance is becoming someone who knows how to maintain and repair the facilities. The skills our program teaches could provide security and stability, helping you build a long-term and fulfilling career.
If these reasons have sparked your curiosity and your ready to learn more, read up on CCNN’s Facility Maintenance Technician Program and get ready to gain employer-aligned skills for a great career today.