On The Job Training Requires Additional Schooling at A.R.&E. in Hagerstown Maryland

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Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc.

A.R.&E. is the Premier Electric Motor Sales, Service, and Repair facility in the quad-state region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. This business began in 1927, and we are proud to continue the efforts of the founding partners who have served the local Commercial and Industrial markets over these many years. Times have changed in the many years since the inception of this business, and A.R.&E. is growing and changing with the times. Today the use of AI, computers, and factory automation is necessary for businesses to remain competitive in the global market, and A.R.&E. is here to assist with those challenges. And we promise our work will be... First Quality ~ First Time.

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Fabrication Capabilities

This is an example of an automated oil dispensing tank and pump system that was totally designed and built by A.R.&E. for a local manufacturer...

Emergency Generator Installation

Here's what an emergency generator installation can look like when Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc. is involved...

Metalizing

Sometimes it's necessary to "buildup" a metal surface that's been damaged by wear. Metalizing is one method of doing just that...

Rewinding

Total rewind of a customer's electric motor. Sometimes, though no one's fault, an electric motor "burns up." That's when our rewind department shines. Here's the technician is rewinding this small motor, and in a couple of hours it'll be "as good as, (or better than) new"...

Services

Service to our customers is extremely important. Sometimes you just can't remove a piece of equipment and bring it to the shop for repair. And don't forget our ability to remove and reinstall equipment when you just don't have the time or personnel to do it...

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Technical Training

Our business is not necessarily "unique", and yet it's not like many others, either. There is NOWHERE that one can go to "learn" to be an "Electric Motor Repair Mechanic". Nor can an individual go to school to learn how to "Rewind an Electric Motor". Our business is 'HANDS ON". And that's the way our employees learn... they get their hands dirty! They take things apart and put them back together. All of this is under strict supervision of a knowledgeable "Senior Mechanic" or "Supervisor", but it's all "Learn By Doing".

So technical training is somewhat scarce. There are seminars to which our employees may be sent to learn about one specific product, like PLC's, or VFD's, or Welders, etc. A lot of these "seminars" are put together by our vendors, and the technical information is supplied primarily by the Manufacturers we represent. But in most cases, training is done "in house", by our Senior Mechanics and Technicians.

One of the newer advances in technology that has helped us a lot is the "Webinar". Since we're a member of EASA, we have access to continuing "Webinars" that are broadcast by EASA headquarters, and are taught by EASA's own engineering staff. It's really great because the communication is "2-way". We can hear and see what the instructor is talking about and if we don't understand something, we can break in and ask a question. Just like we were in the same room with them, except they're in St. Louis, Missouri and we're here in Hagerstown, MD. It really gives our new employees (and even the seasoned veterans) that personal touch by the leading engineers in the industry.

But again, there's nothing like "one-on-one" hands-on training. When it comes to mechanical things, I think "most" mechanics and technicians like to "work with their hands". So hands-on training suits them just find. At A.R.&E. we do our utmost to make the training of our new employees, and the refreshing of knowledge to our seasoned technicians, a routine and continual corporate requirement. Our company is only as good as our employees, and our employees are only as good, for you, as their inner most knowledge.