NIMS Industrial Maintenance Certification


Certifying a skilled workforce for the global economy.

NIMS, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the new national manufacturing innovation institutes — and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill the largest number of open manufacturing jobs in states along the auto corridor. The program is part of a comprehensive effort to prepare a new industrial technology maintenance workforce, which drives the performance and improvement of high-tech manufacturing, and has grown in demand by 118% from 2011 to 2015.

The region may need to fill an estimated 133,000 jobs over the next decade. These jobs entail the maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement of complex machines and automation systems that create efficient and productive manufacturing. To support the rapid deployment of new light weighting technologies being developed at LIFT, workers will have to understand and be confident in using the latest advanced technologies, help integrate them into companies’ processes and maintain their performance over time. The initiative will focus on building high-quality training programs by:

  • Rolling out the first-ever industry standards for educating and training the industrial technology maintenance workforce;
  • Training instructors from community colleges across the entire region; and
  • Equipping a competent workforce with the knowledge, skills and credentials they need to enter into and advance in the field.

In partnership with Ivy Tech, NIMS worked with over 125 industry, education and workforce development experts to develop the industry standards for the training programs and the credentials that will prepare industrial technology mechanics and technicians. In March 2016, Ivy Tech will launch a new instructor training facility to prepare instructors to deliver the training, and NIMS will bring to market credentials that certify individuals’ skills by Fall of 2016.

In order to address the critical need for skilled maintenance technicians, NIMS has created nine stackable certifications in Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM).

NIMS ITM Certifications are available in each of the following duty areas:

Click the links below to view more information on each duty area and to see the training products available.

  • Duty Area 1: Maintenance Operations
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 1 Maintenance Operations

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 1 - Maintenance Operations

    - 32 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Mechanical Fabrication (950-MPF1)
    • Rigging 1 (950-RGB1)
    • Rigging 2 (95-RGB2)
  • Duty Area 2: Basic Mechanical Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 2 Basic Mechanical Systems

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 2 - Basic Mechanical Systems

    - 20 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Basic Measurement (990-MES1 or 950-MES1)
    • Mechanical Drives 1 (950-ME1 or 990-ME1)
    • Mechanical Drives 2 (95-ME2 or 99-ME2)
    • Laser Alignment (95-ME2A)
  • Duty Area 3: Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 3 Basic Hydraulic Systems

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 3 - Basic Hydraulic Systems

    - 20 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Basic Hydraulics (85-BH)
    • Intermediate Hydraulics (85-IH)
    • Hydraulic Troubleshooting (950-HTB1 or 950-HT1)
    • Hydraulic Maintenance (950-HM1)
  • Duty Area 4: Basic Pneumatic Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 4 Basic Pneumatic Systems

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 4 - Basic Pneumatic Systems

    - 14 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Pneumatic Systems (990-PN1 or 85-BP)
    • Intermediate Pneumatics (85-IP or 990-PN1)
    • Pneumatic Troubleshooting (990-PTB1 or 950-PT1)
  • Duty Area 5: Electrical Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 5 Electrical Systems

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 5 - Electrical Systems

    - 35 eLearning Modules.

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • AC/DC Electricity (T7017A or 990-ACDC1)
    • Motor Control (990-MC1 or 85-MT5)
    • Rotating Machines (85-MT2)
    • AC/DC Motor Troubleshooting (95-MT2E)
    • Industrial Wiring Systems (850-MT6B_AL and 850-MT6B_BL)
    • Soldering (85-MT6BB_AL and 85-MT6BB_BL)
    • Electronic Sensors (990-SN1 or 85-SN1)
    • Electro-Fluid Power (85-EF)
  • Duty Area 6: Electronic Control Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 6 Electronic Control Systems

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 6 - Electronic Control Systems

    - 27 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Power & Control Electronics (990-ELE1 or T7018)
    • PLC Troubleshooting (990-PAB53F or 890-PECB with 890-AB5500)
    • VFD/PLC Installation (85-MT6BA_AL and 85-MT6BA_BL)
    • AC Variable Frequency Drive Troubleshooting (990-DRV1F or MT5-C)
  • Duty Area 7: Process Control Systems
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 7 Process Control System

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 7 - Process Control System

    - 11 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Process Control (T5552F)
  • Duty Area 8: Maintenance Welding
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 8 Maintenance Welding

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 8 - Maintenance Welding

    - 7 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

  • Duty Area 9: Maintenance Piping
  • NIMS ITM Certifications - Duty Area 9 Maintenance Piping

    To prepare individuals for the performance-based portion of the certifications, in addition to the NIMS recommended eLearning, Amatrol offers OJT manuals, Instructor's Guides, and hardware trainer/simulators. Amatrol's hardware trainers utilize industrial components to recreate industrial applications to teach the hands-on skills required to complete the NIMS certifications.

    NIMS Duty Area 9 - Maintenance Piping

    - 5 eLearning Modules

    Hardware Systems Available to Support Hands-On Training:

    • Piping Systems (950-PS1)

These stackable credentials enable students to learn and earn at the same time!

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