Putzmeister Academy Announces 2020 Service School Schedule

December 20, 2019

At Putzmeister Academy, our thoughtfully designed training programs are focused on the customers getting the maximum value out of their Putzmeister equipment.

An integral part of this is first-hand knowledge of the challenges our customers will face whether they’re building a skyscraper or an underwater tunnel. No one has more experience across a wider range of geographies, projects and working conditions than Putzmeister. And customers don’t just get to learn how to best use Putzmeister equipment, but also how it can best help their specific project in specific conditions. These tried and tested approaches combined with practical experience gathered from the day-to-day working across our comprehensive range of products make our training sessions a treasure trove of valuable information for both owners and operators on the field.

These courses focus on different areas of the machine including safety, proper set up, operations, maintenance, emergency use procedures, and diagnostic trouble shooting. They are directed towards both new and experienced equipment operators and technicians. Classes are balanced with both classroom theory and practical hands-on application in a shop and outdoor environment. Further, our workshops and training courses can be tailored to the specific needs of your company.  Register for classes here: http://service.putzmeisteramerica.com/content/Service-Schools 

Benefits at a glance

  • Being up-to-date with the latest knowledge of Putzmeister machines and technology, and their maintenance yields several benefits:
  • Extends the life of equipment
  • Maximizes machine productivity
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Improved safety
  • Added value of shared industry knowledge with peers and instructors from other companies


Planned 2020 Training Schedule

Large Line Maintenance - Ergonic     

Jan 6-10  |  June 8-12  |  August 3-7  |  Oct 12-16  |  Dec 7-11

Monday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm & Friday 8 am to 12 pm


Large Line Operation             

Feb 25-28  |   May 5-8  |  Sept 22-25

Tuesday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm & Friday 8 am to 12 pm    


Large Line Maintenance - 12/24               

Mar 24-27  

Tuesday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm & Friday 8 am to 12 pm  


Telebelt School                       

Feb 18-20  |  Oct 27-29

Tuesday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm  


Spanish Large Line Maintenance                        

Mar 30-Apr 3  |  Sept 28-Oct 2

Monday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm & Friday 8 am to 12 pm  



Mar 18-19

Wednesday - Thursday 8 to 5 pm      


Boom Inspection                   

Apr 21-24

Tuesday - Friday 8 to 5 pm


Meet the Trainers: 

Name: Alan Woods

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Education: College of Life Experience / Train the Trainer

Time at Putzmeiser: 21 years

Roles at Putzmeister: Field Service Tech / Training Manager

Before Putmeister: Concrete Pump operator / Branch Manager

About Alan:  

I was introduced to the concrete pumping industry in January of 1986, when I walked into the Pump Rental company asking “How do concrete pumps work?”, I was immediately hired and I started by cleaning hardened concrete out of a pump. From there I grew exponentially from line pumps to the longest boom produced at the time, a 52 Meter.     

During my 12 years with this pump company I had various responsibilities ranging from managing job sites and the maintenance shop, to repairing and maintaining concrete pumps and other equipment.      

I received an opportunity to take my end user experience of pumping and servicing to the Factory in May of 1998, when I accepted a position of Field Service Technician for Putzmeister America.     

Over the next 20+ years I have traveled all over the world fixing and teaching the equipment that Putzmeister produces.      

My passion is teaching. I love to share past experiences from the “real” world of pumping concrete to customers while adding the factory manufacturer perspective. During the last 10 years I have spent a lot of time in the factory classroom and in the field at various customer’s service facilities teaching operation, safety, and mechanical function.


Name: Nick Johnson

Hometown: Union Grove, Wisconsin

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering (Marquette University) / Train the Trainer

Time at Putzmeister: 13 years

Roles at Putzmeister: Customer Support Rep, Technical Services Engineer, Technical Trainer

Before Putzmeister: Field Service Tech for Hydraulic Repair Company

About Nick:

I have always had a interest in Heavy Equipment from when I was a small child. Growing up I was able to operate and work on all kinds of equipment from Farm Machinery to Construction Equipment. 

After attending college and receiving my Engineering degree, the job market for engineers was limited and I was able to find a position with a local hydraulic company where I was responsible for repairing hydraulic pumps and valves as well as field service repairs on mobile equipment. After 3 years with this company I received the opportunity to come on board with Putzmeister and join the Customer Support Group.        

Since joining Putzmeister in 2006 I have been in the CSG group, answering the phone in the technical support center, traveling to customers to provide new machine start ups, along with performing repairs on all types of equipment. I have had experience with the Shotcrete and Underground Tunneling and Mining aspects of the industry. My most recent role has been to join Alan Woods in the training area. I enjoy explaining the technical aspects of our equipment.

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