Industrial Engine Repair & Rebuild 201

Course Date: Monday 1/16 – Friday 1/20/23: 8:00am – 5:00pm (1 Hour Lunch each day) – 10 seats

Course Description:  A fully hands on, interactive dive into commercial and industrial piston engines.  This course will cover diesel and gaseous fueled engine fundamentals, disassembly and reassembly, operational components, emissions systems, and control systems.  While this course is taught with engines used in power generation – it can easily be applied to engines used in other applications such as power units, pumps, construction equipment and more!

General Course Overview:

Day 1: Class will begin with introductions and a pre-assessment test to gauge rough skill level. Students will be paired into groups of 2-3 and begin with an instructor supervised teardown of a rebuildable industrial engine down to the bare block.  We’ll move to the classroom and go over internal components, different designs, reuse guidelines, reassembly practices and procedures ect.  Class will end with students beginning to inspect the individual parts for reuse.

Day 2: Students will complete their inspection of parts for reuse and begin an instructor supervised reassembly.  As different groups complete their engines, we will test fire the engines to confirm they start, run and produce oil pressure.  Groups will be broken off to perform individual component inspection and testing while the rest of the groups complete their engines.


Day 3: Groups who did not complete their engines will wrap things up today while the remaining students continue different component inspections and testing.  Once all engines are up and running class will move into discussing different governing systems.

Day 4: Class will continue discussing different governing systems and move to engine controls and emissions.  We’ll move between the lab and classroom showcasing the different systems, troubleshooting, operation, and setup.

Day 5: Final day will be an open floor discussion of everything discussed throughout the class.  Students will be sent into the lab and given different machines with engine issues to troubleshoot.  Class will end with a post-assessment exam and wrap-up of any further questions.




This course is intermediate level and should be attended by students with a basic understanding of how an engine works.  Students should also already have a basic understanding how the engine is applied in their specific environment already (eg.: pumps, generators, tub grinders, power units.  We will not be going into detail how a tub grinder creates mulch or a generator makes power for example).

Course Tool and Safety Gear Requirements:

  • Steel toe or composite toe, electrical rated work boots.
  • ANSI approved safety glasses.
  • Appropriate work attire for a shop environment
  • Hearing protection.
  • Notebook and pen / pencil or laptop for notetaking.

Registration Fees:
Regular Rate – $2,400 per student
NEGDA Member Rate – $2,000 per student

All registration fees are to be paid in full prior to the first day of class. Please send checks payable to Mongoose Power Solutions, c/o OPA! to PO Box 13, Spofford, NH 03462

Hotel Reservations are not included with registration and are the responsibility of the attendee/employer to arrange.  A list of nearby recommended accommodations can be found here.

Jamie Claudeo

Course Instructor & Director of Education, On Site Power Academy

Jamie Claudeo Jr. started turning wrenches under his fathers watchful eye when he was just 10 years old climbing in and out of large commercial boilers.  By end of high school he was attending vocational school for electrical trades and before graduating succeeded in taking first place at the state level SkillsUSA competition.  Having a love for engines and machinery, he eventually moved into working on large trucks for Peterbilt after attending Universal Technical Institute in Pennsylvania and Arizona.  After Hurricane Sandy decimated the northeast in 2012 he eventually made his way into Power generation, working for a small company out of NJ.  His strong understanding of both electrical and engines allowed him to move up quickly – taking on large projects, and hard to troubleshoot problems across several states until eventually choosing to start his own business in 2022.

During his free time, Jamie enjoys traveling the world, dark beer, hiking, rock climbing, running and tinkering with old machinery.  On more quiet relaxed evenings you can find him curled up on a giant bean bag chair enjoying a good video game.

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