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CNC Sawyer

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Johnston & Rhodes Bluestone Co.
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 21 total skills
Safety and Workplace Orientation - 100 req. hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace policies, procedures, etc.
Describe workplace structure and workflow.
Practice working safely around machines and throughout workspace.
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace safety plans.
Learn proper body mechanics for work tasks.
Material Fundamentals - 600 req. hrs
Develop familiarity with materials, e.g., stone, plastic, wood, and their properties/characteristics.
Ready material for use: transport to appropriate shopfloor locations; prep material prior to work operation(s); place materials on work “tables” utilizing appropriate manual and/or mechanical methods.
Read and interpret job orders.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals - 400 req. hrs
Demonstrate an understanding of spec sheets and blueprints (if applicable).
Learn basics/use Cartesian/rectangular coordinate system.
Learn and understand polar coordinate system (if applicable).
Learn and understand positioning systems.
Learn and understand CNC Codes: g-codes and m-codes.
Demonstrate knowledge of CNC program elements: program Safe-start; material removal; and program ending.
CNC Saw Operation - 1000 req. hrs
Become familiar with basic components of CNC saws, such as: Machine Control Unit (MCU), or CNC Control Pendant; work table, or “bench”; head or spindle(s); bridge; axis(-es); saw blades.
Enter/input CNC program on MCU; identify parts of program.
Make production runs, including material setup, machine setup, and material removal.
Complete all necessary documentation.
Troubleshoot production issues.
Perform Quality Control (if applicable).
Perform preventive maintenance.

Technical Instruction

Safety & Health - 32 req. hrs
General Workplace Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Right-to-Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Sexual Harassment Prevention – MUST comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LO/TO)
First Aid and CPR

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