Industrial Maintenance - Workforce Development
Jerry Ruble, Industrial Maintenance Training Director
Jerry Ruble has 24+ years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance with the majority of that time serving as Engineering Manager for a Tier I automotive supplier to Toyota. Jerry has experience in several manufacturing processes such as thermoforming, injection molding, robotic welding, assembly and automated shipping systems, He also has experience with CNC equipment, AutoCad, robotics, electrical controls, PLC's, RFID, barcode scanning and plant/process layout and design. Jerry teaches ABB robotics electrical service and programming classes, industrial maintenance AC/DC electrical, motor control, electronic motor drives, PLC's, hydraulics, pneumatics, troubleshooting and mechanical drive systems. Jerry has associates degrees from Vincennes University in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and an associate degree from Purdue University in Technical Graphics. "My goal is to teach each students well enough that they can walk up to a machine they have never worked on before, with confidence, and be able to troubleshoot and repair that machine using the foundational skills they learn in VU Business & Industry training."
Hubie Holland, Industrial Maintenance Instructor
Hubie Holland has 33+ years of electrical, technical and management experience applying the experience into his first year of being an instructor for Business & Industry at VU. A graduate of Vincennes University, he has an A.S. in Electronics and is also a graduate of Oakland City University with a Management Major and Supervision Minor. Hubie has extensive experience in industrial plant maintenance, design, programming and implementation of automated installations and relocations. He also has experience in programming and robot installations, plant power distribution, and phone, networking and communication installations. He enjoys, the outdoors, camping, biking, gardening, family time and fellowship. His goal in life is to finish the race strong and to teach others so that they can help themselves.
These courses are designed not only for maintenance technicians but any other technical personnel working in industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential settings. Courses are for anyone who needs to develop or improve these technical skills. In recent years, equipment, machinery, structures and devices have grown increasingly complex, requiring a host of personnel, vocations and related systems needed to maintain them.
- Are you having problems finding and hiring new employees with the technical skills needed to support your operations?
- Do you have employees that need technical training for new technologies and processes that have recently arrived at your plant?
- Have you filled some technical positions in-house by promoting some current employees who are intelligent, work hard and show up every day, but have never had training in the skills they need to be successful?
Some of the results of these issues are increased machine downtime (cost), worker and management frustration (HR), shipping delays (customer), and increased cost of spare parts (cost) and maintenance overtime.
From talking with local business and manufacturing companies, we found these issues are rising to the top of their concerns for their company’s future growth and sustainability.
We can help!
We are Vincennes University Business & Industry Training. We train Maintenance Technicians, Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and other technology based groups. The biggest training need we have seen is in print reading and troubleshooting skills. We incorporate these two main topics in each of our courses.
These seminar style classes are 8 hours per day, 1 to 6 days, depending on content. We know having those key employees out of the plant is a hardship and we design our training to get them through the training with at least 50% hands on actual industrial equipment and back to your facility a quickly as possible to start using their new skills to reduce downtime, improve quality and repeatability and reduce maintenance costs.