Gear Heat Treatment Operator & Operations

August 6 – 8, 2024

Hotel Cleveland, Autograph Collection 24 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Course Description

Format: In-person Course

Where: Cleveland, OH

Date: August 6-8, 2024

  • Tuesday, August 6 – 8:00am-5:00pm ET 
  • Wednesday, August 7 – 8:00am-5:00pm ET 
  • Thursday, August 8 – 8:00am-12:00pm ET 

Reg. Deadline: July 29, 2024

Gear Heat Treatment Operator/Operations

This course provides the heat treat operator and operations team, the means to perform the heat treatment of steel gears in a manner that meets the AGMA and customer requirements in a safe and efficient manner. The course identifies the key requirements for proper processing. Sufficient metallurgical background is provided to allow the student to identify how this information relates to the required processing and properties of the gear.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 1.6 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and locate the required information for material, process, and equipment for gear heat treatment
  • Recognize how the various heat treatment processes apply to the relevant AGMA documents
  • Perform preparation to product and equipment for heat treatment in an efficient and safe manner
  • Operate and monitor heat treat equipment, and perform quality control processes
  • Perform post-heat treatment processes, Go/No-Go material inspections and cycle documentation reviews

Who Should Attend

Heat Treat Operators, Heat Treat Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering

Registration Rates

Member Rates

First Registrant per Member Company


Additional Registrant per Member Company



First Registrant per Non-Member Company


Additional Registrant per Non-Member Company


Hotel Information

Hotel Cleveland, Autograph Collection
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

You can book your room at the discounted rate of $209 per night. The hotel cutoff date is July 8, 2024.


William M. Andreski

Bill Andreski has over thirty years of experience in heavy manufacturing, specializing in medium and large gear manufacturing, steel metallurgy, forging and heat treatment processes. Over a fifteen-year career with Horsburgh & Scott Company, a large gear drive manufacturer in Cleveland, he rose through the ranks as Metallurgist, Purchasing and Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Heat Treat and Metallurgy, and Business Unit Vice President. He has extensive knowledge of heat treatment processes as applied to gears and forgings, including carburizing, induction hardening, through hardening and nitriding.

He spent five years as Technical Support Metallurgist and Regional Sales Manager for A. Finkl & Sons of Chicago, Illinois. Finkl is a fully integrated tool steel manufacturer and a principal supplier of open die and forging die steels in North America. Following this, for a five-year period, Andreski was Vice President Operations, and Owner-Partner of American Metal Treating, a large commercial induction hardening heat treating company in Cleveland. During this same ten-year period, he was a consultant with the Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium FORGE-IT team, providing technical and supply chain solutions for the DOD.

In 2011, he formed MetConsult LLC and MobilMetals LLC in Cleveland to provide technical and business consulting services, as well as niche forging and heat treating solutions. The business focus is on the process disciplines of forging, heat treatment, sales and manufacturing of gears and gear drives for industrial, marine, wind markets and transportation markets. He is currently consulting with gear and gear drive manufacturing companies, and heat treating companies, in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Germany, Italy, China and India.

Andreski received a BS Metallurgical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and MS Material Science Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also holds an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland.

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