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Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 37 total skills
Protect self and other workers from accidents and injuries
Follow employer safety requirements, including the consistent and proper use of protective clothing and personal safety devices
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, electrocution, 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 hazardous situations and troubleshoot any issues that may arise
Use lock-out/tag-out procedures when working with appropriate tools and equipment
Accurately and properly interpret production specifications in order to set up/plan for production run
Outline operational sequence and steps in production process; identify points of transition between different employees or machines in the production area and impact on downstream production
Identify and obtain the appropriate raw materials for use in production
Obtain the necessary tools for performing the production run (such as tools to set up or modify equipment or to prepare or finish production materials)
Set up or program machine according to manufacturer's and/or employer's specifications, seeking support of a qualified programmer or maintenance technician when utilizing appropriate notification procedures
Set up production run based on recommended run time, production intervals, inspection intervals, or production requirements
Coordinate production run with others based on supply requirements, product transition and inspection needs, or employer priorities
Notify appropriate individual of concerns regarding production plans, access to raw materials, run time or potential delays in production timing, or production quantity/quality
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 workspace, ensuring that work area is properly marked or cordoned off and eliminating or flagging potential trip hazards created by production materials or products
Plan an appropriate production schedule taking into account availability of raw materials and production capacity of equipment/machines
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
Observe production rate as compared to scheduled or projected rate, quantity, or volume, and modify as necessary; notify appropriate individual of potential delays, underproduction, or potential additional capacity
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 shutdown procedures when necessary
Disassemble equipment and components
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

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