Hands-On Hydraulic Training

Benefits of Hands-On Hydraulic Training:

  • Enable maintenance staff to work more effectively!
  • Get the most from existing hydraulic equipment!
  • Eliminate needless component replacement!
  • Decrease unscheduled downtime!
  • Reduce operating costs!

Phone: (971) 264-0400

Email: hydraulic.help@ahsinc.us

Now, more than ever, it is crucial for maintenance personnel to be at their best.
Our training is designed to make that happen!

  • Immersive hands-on training experience
  • Training benches use real world components
  • Small class size to maximize instructor interaction
  • CEU credits available via Portland Community College

Instructors ensure each attendee receives as much one-on-one interaction as needed to help them to understand the concepts.

Attendee working on a cross-port relief motor circuit.

As knowledge accelerates, increasing challenges are presented.

At the end of each lab section, attendees answer a few questions to help them cement the concepts. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace for maximum learning.

Attendees work together to build and troubleshoot real world circuits.

Hydraulic Spaghetti! Some labs call for many hoses and components, enabling the learner to really grasp the importance of reading and understanding the schematic. Guessing just won’t get it.

Many of our training classes are held at the customer’s location, minimizing down time and cost.

We have designed our curriculum to work hand-in-glove with the training benches to maximize learning the learning experience.

  • True hands-on training sessions utilize modern hydraulic technology.
  • ​Learn to read schematics for fast, effective troubleshooting.
  • Concise training discussions lay a solid foundation of basic theory.
  • Logical troubleshooting and critical thinking skills turn reactive whistle-chasers into proactive technicians.

While chair time is kept to a minimum, relevant theory and class discussion before each unit prepares attendees for the upcoming section.

Who Should Attend AHS Hydraulic Training?

Millwrights | Electricians | Supervisors | Planners | Purchasers

 Anyone who needs to really understand hydraulics!

Course Offerings

Essential Hydraulics,
Part 1

This comprehensive 4.5-day course is designed to provide the trainee with increased understanding of the essential elements of hydraulic system maintenance, troubleshooting and safety. The next logical step is More Essential Hydraulics, Part 2.

More Essential Hydraulics,
Part 2

Picking up where Essential Hydraulics leaves off, this 4-day course focuses on specific components and common hydraulic circuitry.

Ace Troubleshooting,
Part 3

Due to popular demand, we will soon be offering this one-of-a-kind 3-day course. Learn to quickly and effectively troubleshoot real-world hydraulic circuits and components. Information is presented using a fully hands-on approach.

Accumulator Safety

Accumulators can be the most dangerous of all hydraulic components if they are improperly understood or applied. This brief seminar will help crews safely work with the most common types of accumulators and systems.

Fluid Lines & Fittings

Quit wasting time and money rummaging through a box for fittings, or on poorly constructed, unsafe fluid lines. Attendees will learn about the fittings and fluid lines commonly used on the job. They will also learn to properly and safely make hydraulic hoses without waste.

Hydraulics Refresher

Maybe it’s been awhile?

This course is intended for previous attendees of Part 1 or Part 2 courses in the past who need a refresher before moving on to the next course. However, it is open to anyone wanting to refresh their hydraulics knowledge.

"What I learned in this class will greatly improve my ability to perform my job.
I have learned more in 3 days than in years on the job."
-Hank Nemetz, Simpson Timber
“This course was very thorough. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot”
–Robert Wilson, Millwright, Evraz
"Mr. McLoughlin is an excellent instructor.
He has the ability to make complex situations clear and obvious."
-Aaron Poquette, Hampton Lumber
“This course is very good and a lot of hands on.
The information is very useful and I am excited to bring this back to Evraz”
–Donnie Rychant, Evraz
"Training information enabled me to solve a long-term problem on an existing system."
-Dan Radcliffe. Simpson Timber
"The course was very good. Learned basic hydraulics and more.
I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about hydraulics."
-Jeremiah Graham, Cascade Steel
“Compared to other hydraulic courses I have attended,
this one has much more real world knowledge"
-Travis Draband, Newnes Machine
"I have learned more in three days than in 10 years...
[the instructor ensures] each student understands [the material] fully."
-Don Reed
“All millwrights should attend this...course”
     -Steve Tallman, Crown Pacific

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