Mr. Chase Smith

My name is Chase Smith and I am the Instructor of Robotics & Automation Technologies, formerly known as Industrial Technology.  I am NCCER certified as an instructor, Industrial Electrician, Instrumentation and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. I have spent most of my career at Columbia Forest Products in Trumann, Arkansas. At Columbia Forest Products I worked in all aspects of manufacturing.

Let me ask you a few questions:

1. Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works?

2. Do you enjoy designing “stuff”?

3. Do robots interest you?

4. Are you taking Pre-Engineering classes?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then Robotics & Automation Technologies IS the right program for you!

Our automation lab at Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center is the best place to develop your skills and prepare yourself for a career.  Our course is designed so you can move through the modules at your own pace. As you work through the electrical and mechanical modules, we will complete cross studies in OSHA and Behavioral Safety, Industrial 4.0, Lean Manufacturing, and Quality Control Systems.

As we continue into the 4th Industrial Revolution, robots are becoming the most efficient way for manufacturers to compete in a world of high production demand.  Having the knowledge of basic mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatics will greatly increase your ability to maintain these robots.
Did you know that the demand for highly skilled equipment technicians and PLC Programmers is growing every day? That demand is so high that most companies now offer great starting salaries with excellent benefits.  And here is something else to consider; sometimes it’s not about money. The satisfaction of working with a team and accomplishing an amazing goal together can be just as rewarding.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via at [email protected] or by calling me during my daily planning time from 2:25-3:05PM at 870-933-5891.

Chase Smith

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