Learn to take a holistic approach toward developing, implementing and managing a world-class lubrication program with the Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE) ® course. This course will equip you to overcome strategic challenges and provide effective lubrication engineering leadership in a typical industrial plant, mill or site.
MLE Course Overview
- Course Duration: 30 Hours (over four class days)
- Associated ICML Certifications: MLE
- Pre-Requisites: None (Who should attend?)
- Study Pack: Included with course purchase via the Noria Academy app. Available separately on the Noria Store
- Manage a successful lubrication team, including technicians and analysts
- Optimize your plant’s selection and maintenance of lubricants
- Plan lubrication Preventative Maintenance (PM) tasks and work orders
- Analyze lubrication-related failures through FMEA, RCFA and other approaches
- Evaluate capital expenditures using economic analysis methods
- Maintain lubricated machine assets in the context of ICML 55.01 and ISO 55001
- And many other key topics for lubrication leaders
One year of Noria Academy access
You’ll get the MLE Study Pack including digital flash cards (including Wear Debris flash cards), a comprehensive practice exam to help you prepare for your certification exam and other supplemental materials. Access via our Noria Academy app or online at academy.noria.com.
Over 5 hours of videos for additional learning
These helpful videos cover Lubrication Failure Modes, Reducing Energy Consumption through Lubrication, Cost Justifying Your Lubrication Program, Success Metrics, Inspection 2.0 and more.
Students who attend In-Person training or Live Online training in the United States will receive a printed copy of the course manual.
Recording of the Course
If you purchased Live Online training, you can also opt to receive a recording of your course during registration for an additional fee. This recording will be accessible on-demand through our online Learning Management System for 90 days following completion of the course.
Training with Noria can help you prepare for your certification exam, but all students who want to get certified need to apply in advance with the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) to take the exam. The ICML offers certification exams online and at all public Noria training events.
Our MLE course is aligned with the body of knowledge of the ICML’s MLE certification.
This course is designed for those who have already acquired foundational lubrication knowledge through prior lubrication training, ICML certifications, or 5 to 10 years of field experience. While there are no mandatory pre-requisites for this course, those who have a working knowledge of lubrication concepts along with a few years of field experience will be more comfortable with the material.
Job Title or Role
|Inspector||Improve inspection quality and routing strategy|
|PdM Technician||Make better PdM decisions related to lubrication|
|Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Reliability Manager, Maintenance Manager||Learn to lead a lubrication program that drives reliability|
|Plant Manager||Learn how lubrication strategy can drive business value|
The MLE course contains 30 hours of material taught over four days. It is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLE certification. A sample schedule has been provided below.
|Asset Management & Standards|
|Life Cycle & Cost of Ownership|
|Optimum Reference State|
|Afternoon||Lean & Total Productive Maintenance|
|Planning & Scheduling|
|RCM, FMEA & Pareto|
|Risk & Criticality Assessment|
|Root Cause Analysis|
|Lubricant Formulation & Synthetics|
|Lubricant Selection & Consolidation|
|Afternoon||Lubricant Supplier Selection & New Lubricant Quality|
|Lubricant Selection by Machine Type|
|Lubricant Standards & Compatibility|
|Morning||Energy Conservation & The Environment|
|Automatic Lubrication & Lubricant Delivery Methods|
|Lubrication PMs, Oil Changes & Common Tasks|
|Lube Room, Handling & Storage|
|Afternoon||Lubricant Storage Life|
|Varnish, Reclamation & Reconditioning|
|Leakage, Wase & Used Lubricant Management|
|People, Skills & Training|
|Health & Safety|
|Continuous Improvement & Change Management|
“The information from this course could save my company as much as $20,000 in monthly oil costs.”
“Until I attended this training, I had no idea how poor our best practices were. Improvements will be easy. Justifications will be easy. Recouping the cost of this class will take about a week!”
“This training set a good foundation of knowledge to make a measurable difference in our lubrication program.”
The Noria Academy app is the best way to prepare for your ICML certification exam. Use our digital flashcards, comprehensive practice exam and supplemental material to increase your confidence level with course material.
What is check-in time for in-person training?
We ask that students check in on the first day of training (Tuesday) from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. (based on local time at event)
How long does a day of training last?
A day of training typically begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.
Are food and beverages provided at in-person training events?
Complimentary fresh-brewed coffee will be available throughout the day, but students are responsible for their own food and drinks otherwise.
Is audio or video recording allowed during training?
No, please do not record audio or video of training course content.
Is parking included with registration for in-person training events?
No, parking fees are not included.
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