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Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
West Los Angeles Community College
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

11 skill sets | 36 total skills
Work within the environmental, health and safety guidelines
Evaluates and classifies chemicals and hazardous information on labels and safety sheets in Hazardous Communication Standards Phase 1
Evaluates and classifies chemicals and hazardous information on labels and safety sheets in Hazardous Communication Standards Phase 2
Monitors and conducts safety checks to ensure compliance with Hearing Conservation Standards
Operates and checks machines to ensure machine safeguarding
Evaluates and ensures safety standards are met regarding ionizing radiation
Maintain a clean and orderly workplace, storing chemicals and corrosive or combustible materials properly and disposing of waste products according to company policies and local/federal laws and regulations
Use, store and maintain hand-tools properly to eliminate trip hazards, injury or damage
Lift supplies and materials using proper body mechanics and assistive devices, such as hoists, lifts, forklifts and straps
Report and respond promptly, safely and appropriately to emergency or hazard situation and troubleshoot any issues that may arise
Use lock-out/tag-out procedures when working with appropriate tools and equipment
Set up, inspect and adjust production equipment prior to the full production run
Set up production equipment to meet production specifications
Inspect production equipment and surrounding work area
Adjust production equipment to meet and maintain production specifications
Notify appropriate individual of potential problems with equipment or machine function, need for routine maintenance, or concerns about unusual sounds, vibrations, smells or production errors
Operate production equipment according to production schedule and protocols and meeting all safety requirements
Maintain a neat and orderly work-space ensuring that work area is properly marked or cordoned off and eliminating or flagging potential trip hazards created by production materials or products
Utilize raw materials properly, using protective gear and lifting devices as necessary
Use personal protection devices as necessary and maintain proper ergonomic positioning relative to equipment or machines, raw materials and production products.
Document run specifications, adjustments, output and quality assurance checks
Apply emergency stop procedures when necessary to avoid personal injury, damage to machinery or facilities, or spoilage of production run
If emergency stop procedures are employed, begin troubleshooting procedures to fix the equipment, including documenting issues with equipment and the production run
Produce products that meet or exceed quality, volume and cost requirements
Monitor production quality, including the inspection of parts and products, and troubleshoot if necessary to improve quality and accuracy
Perform product finishing according to production protocols
Document appropriate information, such as product quality parameters, lot numbers or other relevant information
Clearly and openly communicate concerns about quality or quantity of production with appropriate individual and colleagues in the production chain
Adjust to changes in production requirements of schedule
Shut down, disassemble, and maintain equipment according to manufacturer’s and employer’s recommendations and protocols
Shut down equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions or employer’s protocols
Engage emergency shut-down procedures when necessary
Clean up tooling, equipment and work spaces
Sanitize equipment according to applicable standards
Note and troubleshoot needed maintenance or repair services and inform appropriate individual or department, if necessary
Follow preventive maintenance schedule and document
Contribute to the business goals of the organization through continuous improvement and professional development
Determine the impact of production time, material supply, quality and quantity on the business goals of the employer, its supply chain and its customers
Understand the proprietary nature of materials and how it relates to the business goals and functions
Makes constructive suggestions regarding ways to improve the production process, workplace efficiencies or cost control
Participates in cross training activities to expand knowledge and skill set
Helps others learn about the business, the specifics of production and the connection between production and business goals

Technical Instruction

Apprentice Training Program Orientation - 10 req. hrs
This course will prepare an Apprentice for the requirements of participating in and completing their program, including topics such as record keeping of related instruction classes and on-the-job learning experiences, professional communication, time management, goal setting, self-advocacy and emotional intelligence, supervisor interaction preparation, growth mindset and training plans, building strong relationships, feedback and tough conversations, workplace conflict, and workplace safety and ergonomics.
Calibration Management System - 48 req. hrs
The course will cover the requirements of the standard, how it is applied to calibration and test laboratories, and what a technician who works for an accredited lab needs to know. On completion, there will be an understanding of what behavior and activities are required for the work to be conformant to the standard.
Intro to Measure and Calibration
Intro to ISO 17025 for Calibration Techniques
ISO 17025 Compliance 1 Uncertainty Management
Proficiency Testing for ISO 17025
Assessment to the Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
Calibration Processes and Procedures - 10 req. hrs
Cal Requirements and Labels
Environmental Control Trilogy
Interval Analysis
Mechanical and Electrical Schematics - 4 req. hrs
This course will focus on the concepts and theories related to mechanical and electrical schematics, which may include interpreting schematic diagrams and circuits.
Metrology Statistics and Mathematics - 20 req. hrs
This course aims to promote best practices in applications of mathematics and statistics to metrology, which may include contemporary methods and challenges in mathematical modeling and statistical data analysis for measurement science. Specific areas of application may include Measurement Uncertainty and Interlaboratory Comparisons, Data Analysis for Imaging, Uncertainty Quantification and Compositional Data Analysis.
Calibration Basics - 10 req. hrs
A introductory overview of physical measurement, dimensional measurement, AC-DC Metrology, Acoustics and Vibrations, and Microwave Principles
Measurement Uncertainty - 40 req. hrs
This course will teach how to quantify the uncertainty of a future result that has been corrected by the calibration curve. This course will teach the Apprentice how to determine how the uncertainty quantifies the possible difference between the calibrated value and its reference base.
Metrology Software Validation and Control - 4 req. hrs
This course will cover the topics and concepts related to metrology software validation and control, including creating the validation plan, defining the system requirements, creating validation protocol and test specifications, testing, reviewing procedures and final reporting.
Environmental, Health and Safety - 15 req. hrs
This course will cover the environmental health and safety concepts.
Misc. Business and Laboratory Support - 5 req. hrs
This course will focus on the examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems. (i.e. includes PPT, Word and Excel). This course will also cover Import/export compliance.

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