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Course Description

A need for solid competency related to lubricants and lubrication is vital to facilities around the world. Go beyond the traditional lubricant and lubrication subjects and undertake a holistic approach toward developing, implementing and managing a world-class lubrication program with the Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE) ® course.

By connecting the objectives of a lubrication program with the core topics of reliability and asset management, the MLE course enables reliability and asset leaders to develop expertise related to lubricants and lubrication. Focusing on the strategic challenges faced by plant lubrication professionals, MLE also delves into maintenance and reliability concepts, placing an emphasis on lubrication and asset management. Through this course, you will gain the required knowledge for applying lubrication engineering skills to effectively provide engineering leadership to a typical industrial plant, mill or site. The MLE curriculum is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLE certification. It also comes with supplemental training materials to ensure knowledge retention.

If you are a reliability professional tasked with the strategic leadership of a comprehensive reliability and asset management program, the MLE course is designed for you.

Online Training Session

Machinery Lubrication Engineer

Features of the course:

  • Training takes place in a modern, multi-camera broadcast studio for both live and recorded video training courses
  • 30 hours of live online training with integrated, interactive Q&A throughout the course
  • Covers all 24 Sections of the ICML’s MLE Body of Knowledge

All students receive the following:


  • Noria Academy (One-year access)
    1. MLE Study Pack (flashcards and 150-question practice exam)
    2. Over 5 Hours of Supplemental, Topic-Specific Videos*
      1. How to Detect and Control Lubrication Failure Modes
      2. How to Reduce Energy Consumption through Lubrication
      3. How to Cost Justify Your Lubrication Program
      4. Metrics for Lubrication Program Success
      5. More Effective Condition Monitoring with Inspection 2.0
      6. Steps for Successful Change: Leading Your Team into the Future
      7. World-Class Machine and Lubrication Inspection Techniques
    3. Access to Exclusive WhatsApp MLE Exam Support Group (whose membership includes all ten Noria instructor MLEs)

    ** United States students only. International attendees will receive a digital version of the manual.

  • Live Online students will also receive

    1. Color Printed Course Manual**
    2. Access to our learning management system, including access to an on-demand recording of the MLE class for 30 days.

    ** United States students only. International attendees will receive a digital version of the manual.

  • On-Demand Online students wil also recive
    1. Access to our learning management system, which gives you 365 days of access to a pre-recorded class
    2. Digital version of the course manual

Please note: Noria recommends that individuals taking this course have 5-10 years of industry experience; have attended Machinery Lubrication I or II, or Oil Analysis II or III; or hold a Level I, Level II or Level III Machine Lubricant Analyst, or Level I or Level II Machinery Lubrication Technician certification(s) from the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML).

Call 1-833-273-6518 to Inquire About this Course

MLE Public Dates and Locations

Location Date
Orlando, FL July 25 – 28, 2022
Live Online November 28 – 1, 2022

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Please note: All course registrations will close one week (on the Monday) prior to the first day of the training course.


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Who Should Attend?

Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE) ® is designed for an experienced professional with extensive training and experience in areas that include, but are not limited to, the strategic leadership, development, implementation and management of the lubrication program. Those interested in the MLE course are likely to be involved with troubleshooting tough problems identified by routine analysis and inspections. Job titles include:

  • Lubrication and reliability professionals pursuing management
  • Staff engineers
  • Consultants or advisors
  • Plant engineers
  • PdM engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Reliability engineers or managers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Leaders responsible for technicians, analysts, inspectors, operators, millwrights and others performing a wide range of lubrication-related work

Individuals interested in the MLE course may hold other certifications such as Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT), Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA), Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) or Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE).

What You’ll Learn

  • Management of lubricated machinery assets in the context of ICML 55.01 and ISO 55001
  • Optimization of lubrication management, lubricant selection and lubrication maintenance
  • How to systematically analyze abnormal events where lubrication is the cause or a contributing cause
  • How to manage a lubrication team, including lubrication technicians and lubricant analysts
  • Management of lubrication suppliers and service providers
  • Lubrication preventive maintenance and work orders
  • How to write specific lubrication procedures consistent with best practice for various tasks
  • Determine the optimum reference state for lubricant handling, storage, consumption and conservation, as well as new machinery specifications and commissioning
  • Environmental conservation practices, including best practices in waste oil and used filter disposal
  • Manpower planning, administration, staff training and certification
  • Lubrication information management system(s)
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and troubleshooting
  • FMEA and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) planning initiatives
  • RCFA activities relating to failures of grease- or oil-lubricated machinery
  • Reporting and performance metrics
  • How to define overall lubrication program goals, budgets and plans
  • How to evaluate proposed lubrication capital expenditures using standard economic analysis methods
  • Annual lubrication audits and benchmarking services
  • Implementing overall lubrication effectiveness (OLE) metrics and other key performance indicators
  • How to reach diagnostic and prognostic conclusions and then implement any associated action plans, including but not limited to changes in machinery design, lubricant selection, lubricant application methods, lubrication maintenance plans and prescribed analytical methods

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Additional Information

Please Note

  • Seating is limited and we encourage you to register early.
  • Walk-in registrations will be accepted as space allows.
  • Check-in Time Monday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Course Duration Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Attendees are on their own for meals, but fresh-brewed coffee is available throughout the day and during breaks. A lunch break will occur from 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.
  • Parking is not included in registration fees.