If you’ve been looking for a way to recognize the continual hard work and dedication of your maintenance technicians, you will now have that opportunity! This summer the IMTA will conduct it’s very first Maintenance Technician Competition at Harrison Truck Centers in Altoona, Iowa. This new event will provide maintenance technicians with an opportunity to showcase their skills as they compete with other maintenance technicians from around the state of Iowa.
For the past several years IMTA has been brainstorming unique opportunities to recognize the skills of these vitally important personnel, and we believe that this is a great way to carry this out. A special task force was established to create this inaugural event, and these volunteer task force members have already spent a great deal of time working on competition details to make our first ever Maintenance Technician Competition an event that your company will want to participate in for years to come.
This two-day competition will begin with a qualifier round where technicians will take a written test. The top-scoring 10 technicians will then move on to the second day of the competition. Day two will consist of hands-on stations and inspections. A few examples of skills that participants will be judged on include: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration; Air Systems and Brakes; Drive Train; Electrical; Fasteners & Fittings; Fifth Wheel; PM Inspections; Steering and Suspension; and Wheel End.
This year's Maintenance Technician Competition will be held: