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Quality Control Technician

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

Competency-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 12 total skills
Understands and upholds safe workplace practices in a manufacturing environment.
Conducts general housekeeping and cleanup. Maintains a tidy, organized workspace.
Work Orders
Reads and interprets work orders to prepare for quality inspection and support of production.
Technical Drawings
Reads and interprets technical drawings, including dimension, tolerance, and standards requirements.
Technical Mathematics
Uses technical math including decimal to fraction conversion, metric to English measurement conversion, trigonometry, and statistics to complete work activities.
Quality Inspection
Tests and inspects parts or products to evaluate whether they meet specifications.
Reporting and Record Keeping
Records and maintains quality data. Analyzes data using statistical process control techniques.
Quality Management System Standards
Understands and adheres to the relevant quality management system standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS9100.
Manufacturing Processes
Understands the organization’s primary manufacturing processes and how the processes are supported by quality control.
Continuous Improvement
Supports the organization’s business goals through continuous improvement initiatives.
Automated Measuring Systems
Sets ups, programs, and operates automated measuring systems such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs).
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Understands GD&T principles and applies them to quality inspections.

Technical Instruction

Intro. Machine Shop
Covers safety procedures, use of bench tools, layout tools, power saws, drill presses, precision measurement tools, and various hand tools related to the machine shop.
Print Reading/Machinists
Instructs students in reading and understanding industrial prints.
Focuses on industrial dimensioning practices, enables the student to develop skills in dimensioning techniques and learn to apply the ASME Y14.5 dimensioning standard.
Engineering Materials
Investigates the physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials used within industry. Includes the study of ferrous and nonferrous metals, polymers (plastics), ceramics, composites, and other materials.
Adv. Inspection Techniques
Exposes the student to the principles of dimensional metrology. Students will learn how to use common measuring instruments relating to state-of-the-art manufacturing environments.
Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) Credential
Covering fundamental topics such as shop math, assembly, maintenance, machining, inspection, and more, this nationally recognized certification demonstrates that the individual has a basic knowledge of manufacturing and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level manufacturing employment.

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