Fast Track Your Way to Success as a Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technicians are in extremely high-demand across America, but especially in the Magic Valley. Technicians can work in industries like:

  • Food Processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Etc.
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Why Become a Maintenance Technician Apprentice?

Earn While You Learn: Apprenticeships are paid positions with excellent local companies. Up to two years of classroom and on-the-job training gives apprentices the chance to start earning a great wage while they learn a new skill.

Nationally Recognized Certification: Apprentices earn a nationally recognized credential upon program completion. Learn an in-demand trade and critical skills that builds your career and can lead to incredible opportunities.

Job Security: As technology advances and industries start to deploy more advanced innovation, the need for skilled maintenance technicians will continue to rise.

Stackable Learning: Individuals have the opportunity to personalize their training plan based on demonstrated competencies and company requirements.

Here's How It Works

Do you want to move into a leadership role in your current company or learn a new trade and change career paths? Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship positions start around $14-$18 and can increase to more than $25 an hour.

1. Talk to Us

Questions? Contact Stefanie Hauff at shauff@csi.edu or 208-732-6366.

2. Interview

We'll help you apply for funds if you are eligible, to cover the apprenticeship investment. Apprentice applicants will interview with local companies to secure a position.

3. Earn While You Learn

Gain personal and professional growth, receive real-life job skills and on-the-job training and advance quickly and easily in a well-paid career.


Advance in your current role or learn a new trade in less than two years.

Apprentices will begin on-the-job and classroom training in January 2023. Classroom training is one day a week for three hours, Tuesday evenings from 5-8 PM.

Hear What Others Have To Say

Maintenance in the production industry is the heartbeat behind everything. We're the blood flow that keeps every part of the body going in production. We're tied to the start up, we're tied to the operation, we're tied to the shut down. With our guidance and their lead, we develop the products that go out the door and influence the speed it goes out the door.

-Rob, Maintenance Manager, Rite Stuff Foods

Magic Valley Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Employer Partners

Amalgamated Sugar
Christensen Machine Inc.
High Desert Milk
Idahoan Foods
Mart Produce
McCain Foods

The Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Could be a Good Fit for You If:

  • You like working with your hands
  • You want more responsibility and advancement opportunities
  • You enjoy technology and like to problem solve
  • You are an innovator and enjoy finding ways to improve current processes
  • You've worked in manufacturing or food processing and are ready to learn new skills

Day to day, an industrial maintenance mechanic job description may include being required to:

  • Adjust and calibrate machinery and equipment
  • Clean and lubricate machinery or equipment
  • Detect minor problems by performing basic diagnostic tests
  • Disassemble equipment and machinery when there is a problem
  • Move equipment and machinery
  • Perform tests to make sure that machines are running smoothly
  • Read technical manuals to understand controls and equipment
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning or broken components
  • Test malfunctioning machinery to determine the need for major repairs


What does it cost?

The investment is $1,745 each year. 

Will my company pay for my training?

Possibly. Some employers may pay as part of your professional development. Other companies may reimburse upon completion.

What does classroom training entail?

Classroom training allows you to learn and demonstrate competency with machines using diagnostic tests, machine repair, and basic maintenance and equipment care. Apprentices will be able to practice in a simulation or hands-on training.

I am working in a plant in a production or machine operator position, is this a good next step?

Yes! If you enjoy problem solving, have mechanical aptitude, and want to advance in your career, this is a great opportunity to work for a company that is ready to invest in you and your future.