All grain companies need trained and skilled operators and maintenance people. GEAPS and Kansas State University (K-State) have designed an exciting new educational program to train grain workers on real, operating equipment.
The new Hands-On Training (HOT) Program will teach participants how to safely operate, maintain and repair grain conveying equipment. Participants will be taught how to safely operate and maintain common conveying equipment through demonstrations, practice and immediate feedback. Over the course of two and a half days, they will work directly on the following; bucket elevator, distributors, screw conveyors, bin sweep, chain conveyors & belt conveyors
Safety and lubrication are key components of the program. Attendees will complete online modules prior to the start of the course, and will continue to learn and strengthen their skills while working directly on the equipment. A third module will focus on the development and implementation of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
The HOT program is designed to deliver what the industry wants and needs in a maintenance training program: A hands-on course that supplements on-the-job training.