Certified Apprenticeship Detailed Curriculum

Certified Apprenticeship Detailed Curriculum

5 Year Apprenticeship Program

Year I

  • Essential Safety Orientation (Three Rivers Manufacturing Association Training, OSHA 4 Hr)
  • Electrical Materials (Recognition and Jargon)
  • Hand Tools and Uses
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Mobile Power Tools/Equipment
  • Aerial Lift Certification
  • Fastener Selection, Use, and Application
  • Basic Rigging
  • Electrical Safety Policy (NFPA 70E) – Shock and Arc Flash Protection
  • Basic Safety (OSHA Familiarization/MKD Values and Goals)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (3 Year Certification)
  • Mathematics for Electrical Trades
  • Electrical Construction Materials
  • Conduit Bending
  • Raceway Components and Basic Raceway Construction and
  • Fill Requirements
  • Introduction to Conductors – Conductor Characteristics, Identification, and Installing
  • Conductors in Raceway Systems
  • Box Fill Calculations

Year II

  • Electrical Theory I – DC
  • Electrical Test Equipment I
  • Electrical Theory II – AC
  • Transformers – Single and Three Phase
  • Test Equipment II
  • Three Phase Power Systems

Year III

  • Three Phase Motors
  • Test Equipment III
  • Motor Controls
  • Basic PLC Operation
  • Industrial Blueprint Reading

Year IV

  • Variable Frequency Drive Principles of Operation, Installation, Commissioning, and Basic Troubleshooting
  • Single Phase Motors
  • Single Phase Motor Control
  • Circuit Protection
  • Grounding – NEC Article 250
  • Commercial Blueprint Reading and Wiring
  • Commercial and Industrial Lighting
  • Electrical Services
  • Branch and Feeder Circuits

Year V

  • Generators
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Standby and Emergency Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Heat Trace and Freeze Protection
  • Medium Voltage Splices
  • High Voltage Test Equipment
  • Instrumentation and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Mechanical Instrumentation
  • I/P devices
  • Discrete Valves
  • Analog Valves
  • Pressure Fundamentals
  • Temperature Fundamentals
  • Level Fundamentals
  • Pneumatic Fundamentals
  • Flow Fundamentals
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Residential Wiring

CAREER GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

We are dedicated to providing the training and opportunities our Team Members need to continue to advance in their careers. We actively promote from within the company; in fact, many of our Project Managers started out as journeymen electricians at MKD.

COMPETITIVE WAGE(S)

  • Performance-based bonus eligibility, including an annual scrap metal bonus
  • Referral bonuses up to $2,500
  • Eligible over-time pay after 8 hours and double time pay on Sundays
  • Travel jobs are available, if interested, with per diem and enhanced pay
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 4%
  • Paid sick and vacation time

ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH BENEFITs

  • Shared cost medical insurance
  • Company-paid dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse, and children
  • Optional long-term disability insurance

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program
  • Foreman’s Academy
  • Leadership Training Program
  • Hands-on Controls and Instrumentation Training
  • Full-time in-house training director
  • Tuition reimbursement