Manufacturing Maintenance Training at Daley College

Industrial Maintenance

PLEASE NOTE: The INAM Consortium was funded by a $12.9 million grant from the Department of Labor and tasked with delivering certificate programs in Advanced Manufacturing that can be completed in one year or less and prepare participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. While the INAM grant project has ended, these training programs remain vibrant at the individual Community Colleges. Please visit the colleges for ongoing program information.    

Industrial Maintenance is a dynamic and expanding field with a broad foundation that includes a common core of knowledge adaptable to multiple work settings. A variety of Maintenance programs exist in areas such as aviation, building and facility, industrial and air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, and computer or any combination.  Maintenance programs provided students a strong foundation and knowledge of a variety of pumps, motors and motor controls, mechanical drives, preventive/predictive maintenance, hydraulics, pneumatics, computers and related safety concepts. Effective maintenance of these high-end, integrated systems involves standard routine systematic inspection, adjustment, lubrication, and replacement of components as is generally expected in equipment maintenance. The complexity of the equipment in Industrial Maintenance jobs requires the additional responsibilities of regular software upgrades, performance testing and analysis.

Facility and Building Maintenance
Facility management and maintenance is generally responsible for the day-to-day operation of a building, plant, office, school, arena or other workspace. Entering this field requires an inter-disciplinary knowledge involving multiple technologies. Responsibilities can also typically include human-resource concerns related to health, safety, and security.

A wide-range of exciting career opportunities available to those with maintenance certificates include:

  • Facility and Building Maintenance
  • Industrial and Electrical Machinery Mechanic
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • And Many More

Keys to Success

Maintenance Technicians demonstrate the following skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot variety of equipment
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments & projects simultaneously
  • Time management
  • Problem solving skills and effective communication skills
  • Read and interpret blueprints and schematics 


Potential Maintenance salaries range from $27,309 to $85,785.

Actual salary will depend on specific career track, years of service, and experience.

Training and Education

Entry-level Maintenance positions require specialized training through a college certificate or associates degree.

National Credentials

National Credentials for a variety of career paths can be found here.

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