We believe that one of the best ways to learn machining is by experiencing the industry hands-on. Our apprentices are able to gain valuable insight and experience from our ‘seasoned’ veterans.
Registered with DOL in 1983, the Hydromat Machinist Apprenticeship Program is a benchmark for employer-based job related training programs. It is modeled after a European style apprenticeship program with its rigorous, highly structured, and disciplined curriculum. Our program consists of 8,000 hours of hands-on training that runs parallel with 576 hours of theoretical classroom training.
At Hydromat we encourage and continuously support our apprenticeship program. The formal apprenticeship program is supported by local college affiliates and is complimented by shop floor expertise at Hydromat Inc. All classes taken by our apprentices are fully paid for by Hydromat Inc. Apprentices are also provided their own fully equipped toolbox at the beginning of their time with Hydromat. The program offers challenging and varied work, honing invaluable skills, through continuous and versatile learning opportunities.
Our apprenticeship program produces competent, literate, and well-trained machinist (tool makers) who have the skills to join fellow Hydromat associates in building the industries’ finest precision transfer machines.
Our apprenticeship program will expose you to all fundamental areas of milling, turning, grinding, and advanced CNC applications. The purpose of the apprenticeship program is to gain a Journeyman Machinist card (fully accredited by the DOL) and earn NIMS credentials for Machining Level I & II.
During the apprenticeship program you will upskill:
· Milling machines (manual and CNC)
· Lathes (manual and CNC)
· CMM operation and programming
· Heat treat
· Basic engineering techniques
· Fundamental electrical knowledge
· Basic electronics
· Quality assurance
· Mechanical assembly
· Customer service operations
Participation as a team member focused on process and production improvement goals is mandatory. Basic hand tool use, drawing use, computer design programs, fundamental tool making, inspection, machine maintenance, and mechanical drafting are intricate parts of the overall.
For more information, contact Human Resources