Machinery Lubrication Engineer

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Understandably confirmed dates for our training courses are not available whilst we are adapting to current global guidelines.

We are however able to offer a great range of Online Study and Exam Preparation Courses via the renowned 5th Order Industry world leading learning system.

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What is a Machinery Lubrication Engineer?

This is an engineering-level certification targeting reliability and asset management professionals with a strong emphasis in lubrication and lubricant analysis. The certification is ideal for those with daily activities associated with development, implementation and management of lubrication programmes. It is intentionally structured for those with responsibility to guide and facilitate organisations in tactical steps towards ISO 55001 certification. This is both an engineering and management level certification for those providing general engineering support to a user lubrication programme including lubricant selection, lubrication and sampling hardware selection and implementation, overall lubrication programme design, procedure development, optimizing lubricant PMs and inspection programme design, lubricant analysis and troubleshooting, lubrication programme metrics, training and skills remediation, and management/staff communications.

Requirements for Taking the MLE Exam

Education and/or Experience – Candidates must have at least 5 years’ education (post-secondary) or on-the-job training in one or more of the following fields: engineering, mechanical maintenance, maintenance trades, lubrication, oil analysis and/or condition monitoring (mechanical machinery). No engineering degree or ICML certifications are pre-requisites to candidacy for the MLE certification. However, the MLAs and MLTs would support a candidate’s preparation for the MLE test.

Becoming MLE Certified

Each candidate must pass a written, 150 question multiple choice MLE exam. A score of 70% is required to pass the examination and achieve certification. Recertification is required every 3 years. To recertify individuals must accumulate 15 recertification points over the three-year period.

A&S International, MLE Certification Preparation Class

This 4-day course offers content and instruction to prepare for the International Council for Machinery lubrication (ICML) Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE) exam.

Course Outline:

Day 1 (8am to 5pm)

  1. Asset Management, ISO 55000 & ICML 55
  2. Machine Reliability and Machine Maintenance
  3. Condition-based Maintenance (CBM)
  4. Tribology; Friction, Wear, and Lubrication

Day 2 (8am to 5pm)

  1. Lubricant Formulation for Machine Types
  2. Job- and Task-based Skills/Training
  3. Risk Management for Lubricated Machines
  4. Optimum Machine Modifications
  5. Lubricant Selection 

Day 3 (8am to 5pm)

  1. Lubrication-related Planning, Scheduling and Work Processing
  2. Inspection of Lubricated Machines
  3. Lubricant Analysis and Condition Monitoring
  4. Fault/Failure Troubleshooting, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Remediation
  5. Supplier Compliance/Alignment and Procurement of Services and Products 

Day 4 (8am to 5pm)

  1. Waste and Used Lubricant Management and Environmental Compliance
  2. Energy Conservation, Environmental Protection, and Health and Safety
  3. Lubricant Storage and Commissioning
  4. Programme Metrics and Continuous Improvement

Day 5 (8am to 11.30am)

MLE Examination (optional)

World leading Instructor and training methods

Michael D. Holloway, CRL, LLA (I, II), MLT (I, II), MLA (I, II, III), OMA, CLS, MLE has over 35 years’ experience in the lubrication, analysis, and reliability industry. In 2014, Michael established 5th Order Industry that is now a world leader in competency development for certification preparation. He has written eight books, holds an MSc in Polymer Engineering, a BSc in Chemistry, and a BA in Philosophy.

Training methods

Michael established the 5th Order Industry Competency Development Model©, a learning system like no other in the industry. It is a cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals and instructors of continuous asking and answering questions from the instructors as well as other students that stimulate critical thinking to draw out underlying presumptions in the world of lubrication, oil analysis, and overall reliability. Advances in neuroscience and learning pathways are utilized as participants prepare for the final exam as well as assignments that they will accomplish in and out of the course.

MLE 2020 Course

Date To Be Advised
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Expert 4-Day instruction including training, study material, refreshments and lunch.
End of course Certification.

The Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, London, UB7 0HJ

Course Fee: £1,500.00 + VAT

Group discounts available on request

MLE Examination


Participants interested in taking the MLE exam need to register separately with ICML.

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