Leading equipment and tool manufacturer, Caterpillar, has launched a free online training course called Technicians for Africa. The course consists of 18 modules that can be accessed from a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet and these modules will give learners the niche, technical information they need to either kick-start their careers in the construction sector or the take their existing careers to the next level.
The second module of Technicians for Africa focuses on hand and power tool assembly. Upon completing this module, learners will have a solid understanding of what it takes to construct, assemble or rebuild machines as well as how to assemble a variety of hand and power tools.
What Caterpillar assemblers do:
- Rework, repair, or replace damaged parts or assemblies.
- Position or align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
- Remove rough spots and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools or power tools.
- Fasten or install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, or welding equipment.
- Read and interpret assembly blueprints or specifications manuals and plan assembly or building operations.
- Set and verify parts clearances.
- Verify conformance of parts to stock lists or blueprints, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, or micrometres.
- Lay out and drill, ream, tap, or cut parts for assembly.
- Maintain and lubricate parts or components.
- Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
- Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling or grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.
Why wait? Join the Technicians for African online training course and get access to the information you need to take your career to the next level.