Attention Pennsylvania Diesel Technicians - 2019 Supertech Competition

April 16, 2019 2:18 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council holds a National Technician Skills Competition (“Supertech”) each year to recognize the skills of diesel truck technicians around the country.  This event is supported by those states that have launched their own competitions.  Although Pennsylvania does not currently have a competition, Maryland does.  PMTA has worked out an arrangement whereby any Pennsylvania based technicians can compete in Maryland’s competition.  If at least 5 techs from Pennsylvania compete, the winner will be recognized as the Pennsylvania champion and eligible to compete at the national Supertech event.

What is Supertech Maryland?  A hands-on contest where technicians gather to test their abilities against their peers.  It showcases the knowledge, training and skill needed by today’s maintenance professionals.

What skills are tested?  The event begins with a written test based on TMC Recommended Practices and/or Manufacturers’ Practices.  Contestants then proceed to hands-on skill stations, where they have 20 minutes to complete each station.  Stations include:

  • ·         Engine electrical – troubleshoot, service and repair engine electronics and related systems
  • ·         Preventive maintenance – demonstrate ability to perform preventive maintenance procedures
  • ·         Fasteners – demonstrate ability to service and repair fasteners
  • ·         Fifth wheel – conduct a hands on diagnostic and preventive maintenance inspection on a fifth wheel
  • ·         Service information – retrieve service information from currently accepted industry sources
  • ·         Brakes – perform tasks in accordance with USDOT, CVSA and SAF-Holland procedures
  • ·         Wheel end – troubleshoot, service and repair wheel ends
  • ·         Electrical – use a volt, amp and ohm meter to test circuits and components

 

When & where?  Saturday, June 22, 2019, Center for Applied Technology – North, Severn, MD; 7:00 a.m.

Who can participate?  Any truck technician in Maryland or an adjacent state without its own competition.

What can you win?  Winners receive over $5,000 in cash and prizes such as tablets, trophies, a trip to the national TMC competition and more.  All contestants receive lunch, an event t-shirt, and a goody bag.

How do I enter?  Go to http://www.mmtanet.com/files/2019SuperTechASEpacket.pdf or call 410-644-4600. 

The entry deadline is May 31, 2019.  For more information, call Maryland Motor Truck Association, 410-644-4600.



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