Industrial Maintenance Technician (Adult Apprenticeship)

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Select this application if you would like to apply for the Industrial Maintenance Technician AJAC Adult Apprenticeship in Yakima. This application is only open to adult (18 years and older) working in the Yakima area. 

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AJAC’s Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship is an 8,000 hour/4-Year registered apprenticeship program designed for adults (18 years of age and older) to develop and expand their maintenance skills in advanced manufacturing. This apprenticeship program combines paid on-the-job training at an AJAC employer and college-level classroom instruction which can lead to a nationally-recognized journey-level card and short-term college certificate from Yakima Valley Community College.

Job Duties:

Industrial Maintenance Technicians install, repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery in buildings, a plant, or a manufacturing setting. These technicians ensure all machines function properly through troubleshooting and preventative maintenance service.

Industrial Maintenance Technicians:

  • Read manuals to understand equipment and controls
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment when it needs maintenance or repair
  • Perform tests and operate machinery to ensure it functions properly
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications

Where Will I Work and How Much Will I Earn:

AJAC has partnered with over 200 advanced manufacturers to provide supervised and structured on-the-job training. Maintenance apprentices can only work for companies that have agreed to hire them. Apprentices will work full-time and take college-level class one day a week (typically in the evening). Pay will vary by employer and number of hours worked.

Where Are Classes Held:

Classes will be held one day a week at Yakima Valley Community College. During this time, apprentices will learn the theory behind the art of advanced manufacturing from the industry’s top instructors.

Cost of Program: 

93% of the program is paid on-the-job training (no cost). 7% of the program is classroom instruction. During classroom instruction, some apprentices may have to pay for tuition and/or textbooks, which varies depending on the hiring employer's textbook and tuition reimbursement policy. Tuition for apprentices is 50% off. 

Will I Earn College Credits:

Yes! All maintenance apprentices will earn 60 college credits through Yakima Valley Community College.


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Location: Yakima, WA
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