Frequently asked questions about the seminar

Who is eligible for operator training courses?
Operators and customers have the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate the various models of gas gensets.

What are the defining features of the modular operator concept?
The training content is organized in modules and tailored to the operators’ prior knowledge and level of experience. There is an appropriate training program for each level of expertise.

Which topics are covered in the “Product-Based KK1 Engine Technology” training?
In the course, instructors primarily teach basic knowledge of engine technology and students learn how to properly operate the system. The training also covers the necessary skills for independently performing simple maintenance procedures.

What does “training on all plant systems” mean?
The training opportunities for general, cross-system and product related systems engineering are geared towards participants who are seeking to learn how to safely handle independent system diagnostics and troubleshooting.

What prior knowledge is required for participants in the certified operator seminars?
No special knowledge is required for participation in the training seminar. However, the participants should be working in a technical profession and already have comprehensive technical knowledge of our products.

What learning and working materials will be provided?
For the duration of the training seminar, not only relevant documentation but also the required special tools and measuring devices are provided by the Training Center.

Is a laptop required for the seminars?
It is not necessary to bring along a laptop.

Who are some of the typical participants in the seminars?
The participants are preferably operators who will be responsible for the operation and basic maintenance procedures of our gensets. They will also be trained in how to detect and remedy minor malfunctions.

Is the training hands-on?
Qualified and competent trainers instruct the participants in small groups. The training courses are geared to the individual needs and requirements of the customers. The state-of-the-art and well equipped training facilities enable hands-on, straightforward training.

Are training seminars also offered on site at the customer’s plant?
Caterpillar Energy Solutions also offers engine and electrotechnical training seminars on site at the customer’s plant.

When do the courses begin?
Each day, the courses begin in the morning at 8:15 AM and run until approx. 3:30 PM in the afternoon.

Are meals provided during the seminar?
The seminar fee includes coffee, tea and refreshments as well as lunch in our company restaurant.

How can I sign up for a seminar?
Registrations are made exclusively by means of our registration form, which is to be completely filled out, signed, and sent to the Caterpillar Energy Solutions Training Center (please see upper-right contact box for address). You can download the registration form from the “Organizational Questions” page.

How do I find out about the dates of the seminars?
Please inquire with us regarding the desired courses. We will be happy to provide you with an individual offer including dates.

What is the cost of the seminars?
Please refer to the price list in the Seminar Program for current seminar fees.

What do the seminar fees include?
The seminar fees include coffee, tea, refreshments, lunch in the company restaurant and the provision of seminar materials as well as a work coat.

Who makes the hotel reservation?
We would be happy to make the hotel reservation at reduced rates in one of our partner hotels. Please provide the relevant details concerning your arrival and departure on your registration form. Our shuttle service is not included for participants making their own hotel reservations.

Which hotels offer special conditions to Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH?
Our partner hotels include Hotel Mack, Mozartstr. 14 in Mannheim and the Best Western City Hotel Mannheim, C7, 9-11 in Mannheim.

How do I get to the Training Center?
If Caterpillar Energy Solutions has made the hotel reservation, a daily shuttle service is available to you. You will be picked up at 8 AM each morning in front of your hotel and brought back after training. Please provide the relevant details on your registration form. If you have made your own travel arrangements, please use the following directions.

Are parking spaces available?
There are a limited number of parking spaces available directly at the Training Center. For participants who have made their hotel reservation through us, there is the option of taking their own car to the Training Center on the first day of the seminar, leaving the car there and using the shuttle service starting in the afternoon. Please provide the relevant details on your registration form.

What do I need to bring with me?
Safety shoes are required for participation in the seminars for product-related engine technology.