Training Class Offered

The Local 420 Education Trust delivers high quality skills training in the exciting field of Power Engineering, provides valuable education to members, and helps workers to advance in rewarding careers. These classes are held at our union office and are available to members and the public.

Additionally, the union sponsors the Power Engineering program at Milwaukee Area Technical College-South Campus where a full diploma program is offered.

Power Engineering is a field that requires skills in a variety of fields including boiler operation, equipment repair, industrial maintenance, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, energy conservation and other areas.


CLASSES OFFERED

LOW PRESSURE BOILER CLASS

This class is for students entering the Power Engineering (boiler operator) occupation. Students will be prepared to apply for and write the Facility Operators Engineers Third Class Licensing Exam. This is a nationally recognized license that will allow license holders to operate low pressure boilers throughout the United States.

  • This license is a must for entry level jobs that involve pressure vessels, piping, pumps, valves, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Types of jobs available with this license are building engineers at school districts, hospitals, heating plants for universities, and other state careers.
  • This class is a 3 hour class held weekly on Saturday for 10 weeks. Cost: $450.00 which includes books.
  • Please bring your own notebooks, pens, and pencils. A deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your spot in this class.
CLASSSESSION DATEDAY/TIMELOCATIONREGISTER TODAY
Low Pressure10/28/17 - 1/20/18Saturday
10am-1pm
Local 420
1140 W Anderson Ct.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Class does not meet on the following dates: 11/25, 12/23, and 12/30


HIGH PRESSURE BOILER CLASS

This class prepares learners to write the American Society of Power Engineers Facilities Operator Engineer Second Class License. (FOE2) To be eligible to write this test you must have at least six months to one year experience operating a boiler. The subject matter in this class covers steam and water piping, fuels and combustion, boiler management control systems, superheaters, airheaters, testing for leaks, turbines – operation and maintenance, water treatment, generators, electrical distribution, EPA regulations, chillers, cooling towers, and heat flow rates.

  • The types of jobs available with this license are many. Hospitals use high pressure boilers, heating plants for universities, manufacturers use high pressure steam for a variety of processes. There is a strong need for power engineers now and in the future.
  • This class is a 3 hour class held one evening per week for 10 weeks. Cost: $450.00 which includes text books.
  • Please bring your own notebooks, pens and pencils.
CLASSSESSION DATESDay/TIMELOCATIONREGISTER TODAY
High Pressure 11/6/17-1/22/18Monday
530pm - 830pm
Local 420
1140 W Anderson Ct.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

This class requires a minimum of 7 registrants. Please register and someone will call you with information when the next session is available. No deposit is required at this time.


REFRIGERATION CLASS

This class is designed for people who work on air conditioners, chillers, cooling water, cooling towers, and chilled water systems. Certification from the National Association of Power Engineers will be granted per successful completion of the class. A universal federal license test will also be offered at the end of the class.

 

Components of the refrigeration system that will be studied are, compressors, condensers, metering valves, evaporators, filters, accumulators, and refrigerants. This is a basic class where students receive theory on how the mechanical refrigeration works. Air and water cooled systems are studied along with ammonia and safety practices for each system.

 

  • This class is a 4 hour class held one evening per week for 10 weeks. Cost: $450.00 which includes text books.
  • Please bring your own notebooks, pens, and pencils. A deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your spot in this class.
CLASSSESSION DATESDAY/TIMELOCATIONREGISTER TODAY
Refrigeration11/14 - 1/30/18Tuesday
5pm - 9pm
Local 420
1140 W Anderson Ct.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

This is a 10 week course from 11/14 to 1/30/18.  No class on 12/26 or 1/2/18.


POWER PLANT LICENSING CLASS

This class is for people who have 2 to 3 years of experience operating high pressure boilers and accessories. The American Society of Power Engineers will proctor an appropriate level of Power plant licensing at the end of this 32-hour class. The licenses that are available to test for are: Power Plant Operating 3rd class, (PPO3), PPO2, and PPO1.

 

  • Heating plants, Power plants, and paper mills are common places to work after receiving a Power Plant License, however there are many places in manufacturing and processing that use large boilers, turbines, and other accessories. (Think breweries, food processing, etc.)
  • This class is a 3 hour class held one evening per week for 10 weeks. Cost: $450.00 which includes text books.
  • Please bring your own notebooks, pens and pencils.
CLASSSESSION DATESDAY/TIMELOCATIONREGISTER TODAY
Power Plant LicensingTBDTBDLocal 420
1140 W Anderson Ct.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

This class requires a minimum of 7 registrants. Please register and someone will call you with information when the next session is available. No deposit is required at this time.