Continuous Improvement Associate

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
New York State Department of Labor
O*Net Code
13-1111.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
20400
State
NY
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 25 total skills | 20400 total hours
Safety and Workplace Orientation - 300 req. hrs
Follow employer-specific safety procedures around things such as: workstations, machinery, equipment.
50 hrs
Recognize and minimize potential hazards (if applicable).
50 hrs
Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry safety standards (if applicable).
50 hrs
Maintain clean workspace.
50 hrs
Demonstrate awareness of First Aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens (if applicable).
50 hrs
Complete all employer-specific “onboarding”.
50 hrs
The Continuous Improvement Blueprint - 2800 req. hrs
Describe Continuous Improvement (CI).
500 hrs
Learn employer’s Operations Management System (OMS): What is it? What does it do? What is its goal?
500 hrs
Develop an understanding of workplace culture; describe its elements; describe process of moving from a state of cultural “unawareness” to embedded cultural change.
500 hrs
Describe the difference between a Lean Production Model and the Classical Management Model.
500 hrs
Learn and define the “8 types of waste”.
500 hrs
Continuous Improvement Methodology: Cell Formatting/Redesign - 14400 req. hrs
Learn, understand, and explain the mission and goals of CI.
1450 hrs
Learn and perform value stream mapping; define the rationale for a value stream map; construct a current-state map, including at minimum process material movement, information flow, push and pull, inventory and process time, apply Lean Guidelines, draw Future-State Map.
1450 hrs
Perform Process Mapping: include common elements, such as tasks and activities, decision points, cycle times, work in process, sequence, loops, travel/distance, yield/scrap.
1450 hrs
Define and calculate Takt Time.
1450 hrs
Perform a Product-Quality Analysis.
1450 hrs
Compose a Process-at-a-glance chart.
1450 hrs
Construct a Process Matrix, with special attention to “Star Part”.
1450 hrs
Draw a Part Spaghetti Chart.
1450 hrs
Continuous Improvement Methodology: Standard Work - 20400 req. hrs
Conduct Time Observation(s): observe, record task(s), and time of person's actual work.
1000 hrs
Perform a Capacity Analysis.
1000 hrs
Create a Standard Work Combination Sheet.
1000 hrs
Draw a Standard Work Sheet: outline work path of operator(s).
1000 hrs
Use an Operator Bar Chart to compare actual task cycle time to Takt Time; plot manual, automatic, walking, and set-up time for each operation as it pertains to material/workflow.
1000 hrs
Calculate the Standard Work In Process (SWIP); combine to create a SWIP & Operators Calculation.
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety, Health and The Workplace
General Workplace Safety
# | 48 hrs
Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (if applicable)
# | 48 hrs
OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry (if applicable)
# | 48 hrs
Right-to-Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
# | 48 hrs
First Aid & CPR (6.5 hours minimum) (if applicable)
# | 48 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – MUST comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 48 hrs
Trade Theory, Trade Science, and Trade Skills
Workplace Culture – Mission & Goals
# | 24 hrs
Waste – manufacturing and/or support/administrative processes
# | 24 hrs
Cell Formation/Redesign
Takt Time Calculation(s)
# | 24 hrs
Product Quantity (P-Q) Analysis
# | 24 hrs
Process Matrix
# | 24 hrs
Process-at-a-glance
# | 24 hrs
Part Spaghetti Chart
# | 24 hrs
Standard Work
Time Observations
# | 24 hrs
Capacity Analysis
# | 24 hrs
Standard Work Combination Sheet
# | 24 hrs
Standard Work Sheet
# | 24 hrs
Operator Bar Chart
# | 24 hrs
Standard Work In Process (SWIP)
# | 24 hrs