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Industrial Engineering Technician

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

7 skill sets | 62 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 and Laws & Regulations
Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of science, engineering and business related to aeronautics and space research, design, manufacture, operation and maintenance
Adhere to Aerospace Laws and Regulations relevant to Aerospace work
Engineering Drawings & Prints / Sciences
Define and interpret various sections of blueprint, schematics and technical drawings
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 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) print to determine all datum surfaces for a sample part
Apply a working knowledge of the engineering sciences
Apply a working knowledge of the natural sciences
Apply a working knowledge of manufacturing processes
Apply a working knowledge of raw materials
Apply a working knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
Metrology & Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management
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 manufacturer's environment for inspection and measurement
Basic review of Length, Mass, Time, Electric current, Thermodynamic temperature, Amount of substance and Luminous intensity
Document process, procedures and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives using a Quality Management System (QMS) as applicable to the facility
Follow ISO 9001:2015 quality management system protocols for the seven quality management principles to be applied for organizational improvement: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management
Utilize the aerospace specific quality management standards prescribed by AS9100
Appropriately apply concepts of Total Quality Control and Total Quality Management as applicable
Quality Control
Perform Quality Control functions as applicable to company processes, procedures and products
Conduct tests and inspections of products to evaluate quality or performance
100% sampling or Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Evaluate information to determine compliance with standards, laws and regulations
Monitor and review information from materials, events or the environment to detect or assess problems
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information - Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
Processing Information - compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders
Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise
Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Recommend organizational process or policy changes
Advise customers on technical or procedural issues
Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment
Software Systems and Information Safeguarding
Utilize Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project and Access
Program macros to apply the needs when working in Microsoft software
Utilize diagnostic, configuration and calibration software
Utilize testing and analytical software applications
Utilize documentation management applications
Adhere to safeguarding practices to protection information from others who do not possess the need to know or access the information
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-Stream Mapping
Conduct a Kaizen event to improve a designated process
Apply project management principles to monitor the success of pans
Utilize Six Sigma concepts to demonstrate the improved output quality of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business process

Technical Instruction

Safety & Health - 24 req. hrs
Observe safe practices, in accordance with OSHA, FDA and organizational requirements, when performing tasks within the working environment.
Aerospace Industry Principles and Laws & Regulations - 16 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of foundational drawing and print reading skills when interpreting specifications
Engineering Drawings & Prints / Sciences - 40 req. hrs
Apply foundational or working knowledge of engineering science, mathematics skills, and common manufacturing processes within defined tolerances, to meet specific product requirements and when interpreting specifications.
Metrology, Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management - 80 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of metrology, calibration, and quality management techniques to meet product and customer requirements.
Quality Control - 200 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of quality control practices, concepts, terminology and quality tools to ensure the product meets required specifications.
Software Systems and Information Safeguarding - 80 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of software applications to create, organize, manage and secure digital information within a manufacturing environment.
Continuous Improvement and Lean - 80 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 - 40 req. hrs
Apply a working knowledge of analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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