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Technical and Operator Training

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Komatsu technical training is aimed at the skills required of mechanical and electrical tradespeople in the areas of technical service and maintenance training, arranged by machine type or model or technology platform, such as hydraulics, electrics and engines.

Komatsu operator training is aimed at the skills required of endorsed machine operators and operator trainers in the areas of operator familiarisation training on Komatsu equipment for plant operators and trainers.

Unearth your potential

Komatsu Technical and Operator Trainers are highly qualified learning and development professionals who have worked in service, maintenance and operation roles prior to development in the adult learning and training area.

They are factory trained in our product range and required to undertake rigorous professional development activities here and overseas in order to maintain their competence and certification.

Komatsu is an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the only organisation with registration to deliver UEENEEP022A Disconnect and Reconnect 3.3kV Electric Propulsion Components of Self Propelled Earth Moving Vehicles, to satisfy the requirement to obtain a Restricted Electrical Permit or Licence in Western Australia and Queensland.

Komatsu training programs are designed around our "best practice" global standards model. Stringent evaluation and review by our customers enables us to offer practical programs that deliver results to your business. Komatsu training provides a high quality learning experience that delivers "next day" work place skills.

Komatsu's team of technical trainers are:

  • Australian Trade qualified and experienced
  • Nationally accredited Certificate IV Workplace Training and assessment qualified
  • Komatsu field service experience
  • Komatsu factory training
  • Komatsu certified

Komatsu's Training Programs:

  • The Komatsu Total Technical Picture (KTTP) is a four day bridging program for those new to Komatsu product and the earthmoving industry
  • All machine programs are based on Komatsu's 4 level training and assessment system based on the Technical Skills Competency map
  • Each level develops and builds the skills and knowledge in the participants and each Level is a prerequisite to the next
  • Employee skills assessment and gap analysis is available via skills audits developed from the competency map

Machine Course Content

Level 1 Introduction and General Service
Duration 8 hours. On completion of this module the participants will be able to:

A. Identify the specific safety requirements for maintenance and repair of the Komatsu machine

B. Demonstrate knowledge of the design features and characteristics of the Komatsu machine

C. Locate and identify major components

D. Describe the operational differences between previous model Komatsu machines

E. List the optional equipment available for the Komatsu machine

F. Locate service points and describe the specific service requirements for each point, as stated in the machine operating manual

Level 2 Structure and Function
Duration 8-12 hours. On completion of this module the participants will be able to:

A. Demonstrate safety precautions relevant to the machine system being covered

B. Describe the design concepts of each of the machine systems

C. Identify and locate components of all major systems on the Komatsu machine

D. Describe the principles of operation of all major systems on the Komatsu machine

E. Demonstrate a working knowledge of curcuit diagrams relevant to the Komatsu machine

Level 3 Test and Adjust
Duration 8 hours. On completion of the module participants will be able to:

A. Carry out safety precautions to be observed when tests and adjustments are conducted on the Komatsu machine

B. Test and adjust engine components on the Komatsu machine

C. Test and adjust the powertrain of the Komatsu machine

D. Test and adjust hydraulic system components of the Komatsu machine

E. Test and adjust the electrical system components on the Komatsu machine

F. Interpret schematic drawings for the hydraulic and electrical components on the Komatsu machine

G. Use Komatsu test equipment in maintaining the machine

Level 4 Troubleshooting
Duration 8 hours. On completion of the module the participants will be able to:

A. Carry out safety precautions to be observed when evaluating and diagnosing the Komatsu machine

B. Used Komatsu test equipment in maintaining the Komatsu machine

C. Evaluate and diagnose engine faults of the Komatsu machine

D. Evaluate and diagnose powertrain faults of the Komatsu machine

E. Evaluate and diagnose undercarriage faults of the Komatsu machine

F. Evaluate and diagnose electrical control system faults of the Komatsu machine

G. Evaluate and diagnose faults in the hydraulic equipment of the Komatsu machine

H. Interpret schematic drawings for hydraulic and electrical components

Typical machine specific technical training rollouts 

Depending on the variety of machines and fleet size we would recommend a couple of different options for machine training. For a diversified group of machinery and based on previous experience we have found that the best way to ensure high level of skills take up across a broad range of machines, it is best to run each tier separately.
 
In this circumstance we would suggest a progressive approach whereby the Introduction and General Service module would be run across the suite of machines within the first 3 months of delivery. This would give the technicians an introduction to the machine and give them the skills to service the machines when they first arrive. Then after 3 months, giving the technicians a chance to get some hands on experience with the machinery and become more familiar, we would then follow up with the Structure and Function module which would provide in depth knowledge of how each of the machine systems work. Again this would be followed up three months later with the Testing and Adjusting module whereby the training would cover machine testing and adjusting procedures.
 
This allows the participants to learn the product in conjunction with their exposure and experience with the machine.
 
For sites with a smaller variety of machines it is recommended to combine the Introduction and General Service and Structure and Function modules at the initial machine delivery followed by Testing and Adjusting training within 6 months of delivery.