Poultry

Our Experience

Over the past 30 years, we have worked with seven of the largest poultry processors in the world. We have trained more than 5,000 maintenance technicians and operators in this industry.

Areas of Opportunity

Multilingual environments, turnover, hands-on learning, etc. Retainment of learning, how to make learning solutions sustainable, etc.

Focus Points

The prevalence of high-speed poultry cutting machines and baggers make the importance of understanding advanced mechanical and electrical principles critical to being able to support the machinery in these operations.

Meat

Our Experience

During the past 30 years, we have worked with numerous protein processors outside of the poultry industry. We have developed and implemented maintenance, operator, and Preventive Maintenance Management plans for many of these protein processors.

Areas of Opportunity

Multilingual environments, turnover, hands-on learning, etc. Retainment of learning, how to make learning solutions sustainable, etc.

Focus Points

These protein producers in many instances process the protein further to be consumed in fast-food restaurants and other retail food outlets. This process requires a number of processing and packaging formats that we have worked with at these manufacturers facilities.

Bakery

Our Experience

In our history we have worked with a number of companies that either focus on only bakery items or other companies who have bakery plants that compliment their overall product lines. In either instance, we have supported the needs of the bakeries from maintenance and operator testing and training to development of state-approved apprenticeship programs.

Areas of Opportunity

More complex, higher speed equipment requires a higher level of training for both the technician and the operator to be successful. Temperature and humidity control is so critical in this industry that a focus must be placed on training associated with support of instrumentation principles.

Focus Points

The bakery process relies heavily on instrumentation and our training programs align with these instrumentation needs. Our customized analog training utilizes real-world components to make the training process more applicable and easier to translate into the plant environment.

Dairy

Our Experience

Our training and development staff has a wealth of direct dairy knowledge from HTST to UHT processing through dairy bottling and packaging requirements. This knowledge has permitted us to support many of the nation’s largest dairy producers in their training and preventive maintenance programs.

Areas of Opportunity

Higher skill set necessary due to complexity of the machinery and fact that product is ready to consume. Preventive Maintenance programs are critical due to perishability of the product.

Focus Points

The skill sets for dairy are broad with numerous skill areas needed by a multi-craft maintenance technician including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulics, and drive controls.

Beverage

Our Experience

MST has worked with a number of beverage producers to develop testing and training programs for their maintenance technicians, many of these beverage producers prefer to have their maintenance technicians trained in the same skills as their operators and we have developed skill level programs for these producers with those criteria.

Areas of Opportunity

These technicians need a higher skill set, and fortunately we have seen very little turnover in these maintenance departments. Therefore, once the technicians are trained, they typically stay with the company and can continue to apply the skills they have learned for many years.

Focus Points

Beverage skill sets require an ability to support and troubleshoot high speed bottling and packaging machinery, with this equipment in mind it is critical that the technician be able to apply precision measurements in alignment along with an advanced knowledge of PLC and servo controls.

Grocery

Our Experience

Our training staff is built upon the knowledge of numerous former plant engineers and maintenance managers from the grocery manufacturing industry. This grocery manufacturing industry encompasses the groceries outside of bakery and dairy and includes coffee, spices, condiments, sauces, syrups, etc.

Areas of Opportunity

This is typically a low turnover area, with technicians who are used to working on a wide variety of equipment. We focus on the electrical and mechanical basics so those skills can be applied to the various machines that the technicians may encounter.

Focus Points

This grocery manufacturing industry is very diverse with a wide range of equipment. This fits well into the MST plan of identifying the skill sets necessary to support the equipment before launching into a training program without skills and goals defined.