Apprentices complete a required number of hours in on-the-job training and related instruction.
Individual state requirements may vary. Please contact your local apprenticeship office to ensure this version is suitable to your state’s requirements.
Work Process Content
On the Job Training
Learning names of raw materials and names and use of tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges.
Power and radial drilling, tapping, ream-lapping, counterboring and countersinking, grinding drills, lubricants, cutting, speeds and feeds, safety.
Chucking, use of face plate, mandrel, steady rest and follow rest, centering, straight turning, facing taper, turning with taper attachment, offset tail stock and compound, drilling, reaming.
Plain, vertical and universal. Selection of cutters, methods of holding work, vise, clamps, diving head, circular table - plain or slab, milling, sawing, boring, fly cutter milling, vertical head, keyway cutting, slotting, spline milling, rack cutting, cutter
milling, gear cutting, gang milling, form milling, speeds and feed, lubricants, safety.
Shaper and Planer
Methods of holding work, vise, clamps, diving head, surface and angle cutting, keyway cutting, squaring, dovetailing, speeds and feeds, grinding tools, safety.
Safety, selection of grinding wheels, speeds and feeds, mounting wheels, magnetic chuck, dressing wheels, plain or surface grinding, angle grinding, squaring.
Safety, mounting wheels, speeds and feeds, dressing wheels, straight taper, angle face, form and hole grinding.
Safety, mounting wheels, setting up indexing attachments, clearance angles for various types of cutters and reamers, setting up for these angles, grinding plain, spiral and end mills, reamers, form cutters.
Kinds of steel, S.A.E. classification, how to harden, draw, case and pack harden and anneal, use of pyrometer and color chart, hardness tests, quenching baths and safety.
Filing, scraping, chipping, layout and assembly, use of gauge blocks and dial indicator, vernier height gauge, lapping, tapping and threading, lubricants, inspection, safety.
General Machinery Repair
Inspection and adjusting, removing and replacing broken and worn parts of machine tools, scraping bearings and ways and rebuilding machines, welding.
Related Instruction Content
General arithmetic processes to oblique trigonometry, compound angels and numerical control
Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Concepts of visualizing shapes, line usage on drawings, drawing and print production and basic title block format.