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Aerospace Engineer

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Tooling U-SME, Inc.
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 57 total skills
Safety and Health
Follow all safety procedures and policies
Work safely around machinery and others
Properly use all Tools, Test Equipment and required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adhere Lock Out/Tag Out procedure whenever required
Properly use, store and dispose of all trade-related hazardous materials
Aerospace Principles: Adhere to Aerospace Laws and Regulations relevant to Aerospace work
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs)
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)International Air Transport Association (IATA)
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Import/Export Requirements
Other laws and regulations
Aerospace Principles: Adhere to safeguarding practices to protect information from others who do not possess the need to know to access the information
Comply with the organization’s privacy policy and information security guidelines
Defend against potential abuses of private information
Recognize and respond appropriately to suspicious vulnerabilities and threats
Handle removable media with care, recognizing it as a potential source of malware
Use recent security software, web browser, and operating system to protect against online threats
Recognize secure Web addresses
Ensure backups exist for important files and information, so that they can be restored in the event of corruption by malware or otherwise
Engineering Drawings & Prints: General
Define and interpret various sections of blueprint, schematics and technical drawings, including title block, tolerances, change or revision blocks, including notes, scale and size details
Select gauges according to feature or characteristics to be measured, the applicable tolerance and the accuracy, and the resolution and capability of the test instrument
Read a GD&T print to determine all datum surfaces for a sample part
Engineering Drawings & Prints: Metrology with Quality Control and Assurance
The Fundamentals of Metrology introduce concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into a Quality Management System.
Identify and use reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results.
Explain highlights and key concepts of key topics and how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO as the basis.
Difference and understanding between quality assurance and quality control.
Understanding Inspection as the process of measuring, examining, and testing to gauge one or more characteristics of a product or service and the comparison of these with specified requirements to determine conformity.
Products, processes, and various other results can be inspected to make sure that the object coming off a production line, or the service being provided, is correct and meets specifications.
Understanding use of Portable and Stationary devices commonly used in an aerospace manufacturers environment for inspection and measurement.
Basic review of Length, Mass, Time, Electric current, Thermodynamic temperature, Amount of substance and Luminous intensity.
Software and Programming
Utilize Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software
Understand the concepts of computer numerical control (CNC) programming
Program ladder logic and troubleshoot PLCs and microcontrollers
Utilize Microsoft software applications, to include Office, Excel, Project, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
Program macros to apply to needs when working in Microsoft software
Utilize diagnostic, configuration and calibration software
Continuous Improvement and Lean
Identify and interpret the protocol for the various types of audits to include internal, external, system, product and process
Develop and use various types of audit tools to include checklists, log sheets, sampling plans, record and document reviews and forward-and backward-tracing
Develop Corrective Action Requests (CARs) to support quality improvement
Develop quality tool and techniques to communicate quality data to include Pareto charts, cause and effect diagrams, flowcharts, control charts, check sheets, scatter diagrams and histograms
Perform the various stages of the audit process to include planning, performance, and closure
Measure central tendency by calculating mean, median and mode and measure dispersion by calculating range, standard deviation and variance and proportion by calculating percentage and ration measures for various data sets
Determine whether a process is in statistical control by analyzing data patterns (runs, trends and hugging) and what actions should be taken in response using principles of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Apply lean tools for eliminating waste through the implementation of a 6S project and Value-Steam Mapping
Conduct a kaizen event to improve a designated process
Apply project management principles to monitor the success of plans
Engineering Sciences
Apply a working knowledge of the engineering sciences (fluid mechanics, statics and dynamics, electric circuits, solid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, materials properties)
Apply a working knowledge of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology)
Apply a working knowledge of manufacturing processes (additive, material removal, fabrication, hot and cold forming, casting and molding, electrical, heat treatment, joining/welding/assembly, finishing, bulk/continuous flow, material handling/packaging, and maintenance systems)
Production and processing – knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
Apply a working knowledge of software tools for engineers using the tenets of computer science (Analytical or scientific software, computer aided design CAD software, computer aided manufacturing CAM software, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and other word processing and project management and data management software)
Engineering Economics
Prepare detailed cost estimates of capital and annual operating costs, maintenance and repair, and replacement costs for a project or component of a project, such as equipment, materials, assembly, inspection, modification, quality assurance, etc.
Calculate the return on investment, present worth and/or annual cost and benefit of a project having initial capital and annual operation, maintenance, repair, salvage value and replacement costs using appropriate interest, discount, and projected inflation rates
Identify and quantify the economic risks associated with a project or product, including how warranty costs are considered for a product
Compare design alternatives with varying cost profiles on a present worth or annual cost basis
Interact with managers and other professionals in providing project economic information and opinions of project costs in financial analysis and financing process.

Technical Instruction

Safety & Health - 50 req. hrs
Observe safe practices, in accordance with OSHA, FDA and organizational requirements, when performing tasks within the working environment.
Engineering Drawings - 60 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of foundational drawing and print reading skills when interpreting specifications and performing tasks within the manufacturing environment.
Mathematics - 40 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of foundational mathematics skills when interpreting specifications and performing tasks within the manufacturing environment.
Software Tools and Programming - 20 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of computer hardware components and software applications to create, organize, manage and secure digital information within a manufacturing environment.
Continuous Improvement and Lean - 50 req. hrs
Apply common systems for designing and measuring work processes and the commitment to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by people and data.
Problem Solving - 10 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Engineering Science - 40 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of engineering science and common manufacturing processes within defined tolerances, to meet specific product requirements.
Engineering Ethics - 10 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of the similarities among and differences between ethics, law, morals, and etiquette, while acting in the best interest of the company, the community, and the environment, in compliance with applicable laws and rules governing work and report loss, waste, or theft of company property to appropriate personnel.
Engineering Economics - 10 req. hrs
Apply basic costs associated with manufacturing and how these costs are typically controlled. Understand common economic terminology and concepts surrounding supply and demand. Analyze the cost and pricing of products. Apply principles of profit and loss. Apply fundamental principles of accounting.

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