What can you expect to learn in Essential Craft Skills (Field Prep)?

This preparatory course is designed to be primarily

taught to craft technical apprentices and/or new hires.

Those working with and having responsibility for asset

reliability will find the class valuable to assist in skills

application efforts. The principles taught provide a

foundation for apprentices that will be used throughout

their technical career. Application for these learned

principles and hands on techniques increase field skill

levels, build personal confidence and develop pride

in applied work. 

This hands-on skills course begins with an understanding for reliability principles, machinery failure patterns and effective communication principles. This session teaches and applies fundamental field techniques such as: shop mathematics, the correct use of precision measurement tools, proper application and adjustment of threaded fasteners. Participants review how motors, pumps, fans, gearboxes, and power transmission products function and fail. Attendees are introduced to various common machine components including: bearings, seals, gaskets and lubricants. A short introduction to pneumatic and hydraulic fluid power systems is provided. A continued utilization of these core and fundamental practices will greatly enhance the probability of assets attaining their correct manufacturing life cycles. Finally, attendees who receive this practical field skills knowledge increase their effectiveness in the application of craft knowledge.  

Subjects (included but not limited to):


  • Introduction to Reliability

  • Persuasive Communication

  • Field Math

  • Precision Measurement Tools

  • Fits and Tolerances

  • Threaded Fasteners

  • Lubrication and Bearings

  • Gaskets and Seals

  • Equipment Types

  • Machine Components 


Target Participants:


The seminar is aimed towards participants with a mechanical craft background but production operators and engineers will find the seminar valuable and first line supervision is encouraged to attend to demonstrate advocacy and understanding for renewed essentials.








5 days of formal training 



Monday March 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT


Friday March 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM CDT




  LA Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road 

  Monroe, LA 71203


***Food/Drinks provided during breaks and lunch each day of training...

Driving Directions


















Nearby Hotels:


Hampton Inn & Suites

  5100 Frontage Rd.

  Monroe, LA 71202

  Hotel Registration Information


TownPlace Suites

  4919 Pecanland Mall Dr.

  Monroe, LA 71203

  Hotel Registration Information


Courtyard Monroe Airport

  4915 Pecanland Mall Dr.

  Monroe, LA 71203                       

  Hotel Registration Information


Other Hotels Available:

  Residence Inn Monroe

  Clarion Inn & Suites

  Best Western Airport Inn

  Days Inn Monroe



  Reliability Solutions 

  Terry Southall


  Delta Community College 



Delta 4.jpg