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Tool & Die Specialist

Published
Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Tesla, Inc.
O*Net Code
51-4111.00
Rapids Code
0586
Req. Hours
7875
State
DC
Created
Jun 02, 2021
Updated
Jun 02, 2021

Time-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 132 total skills
Safety - 350 req. hrs
Identify health and safety hazards
Wear, adjust, and maintain personal protective equipment
Practice safe work habits
Operate emergency safety equipment
Conduct preoperational check of equipment
Report injuries
Lock out mechanical equipment for repair
Handle designated substances
Operate lifting equipment
Communicate with co-workers
Identify and select lifting and rigging equipment
Perform Bench Work - 450 req. hrs
Hand-File
Hand-saw
Hand-drill holes
Hand-tap threaded holes
Hand-grind
Practice good housekeeping
Stone and polish
Layout - 375 req. hrs
Read and interpret engineering drawings
Perform calculations for machining operations
Read and interpret work process documentation
Verify workpiece material
Identify and select machines
Identify and check machine controls and systems
Identify and select tooling
Identify and prepare cutting tools
Identify and select measuring instruments and checking devices
Select machine speeds and feeds
Lay out features of engineering drawings
Identify and select workholding devices
Pick-up datum/starting position
Saw - 350 req. hrs
Locate and position workpiece in saw
Select speeds and feeds of saw
Cut shapes using a vertical bandsaw
Maintain material identification
Practice good housekeeping
Identify and select proper workholding techniques
Proper blade guarding and adjustments
Drilling - 550 req. hrs
Select drill tooling
Locate and position workpiece in drill
Set-up tooling in the machine
Select speeds and feeds of cutting
Layout and make a punch mark
Drill a hole
Chamfer a hole
Ream a hole
Machine-thread a hole
Spot-face a hole
Counter-bore a hole
Counter-sink a hole
Perform final inspection
Practice good housekeeping
Grinding - 550 req. hrs
Select grinding wheel
Check condition of grinding wheel ring test
Install grinding wheel
Dress Wheel
Surface grind workpiece
Grind tools and cutters
Set-up sine plates
Demagnetize workpiece
Check ground surfaces
Perform final inspection
Locate and position workpiece on magnetic chuck
Milling - 950 req. hrs
Verify machine head and workholding devices are square
Establish and maintain part datum
Identify and prepare milling cutting tools
Select speeds and feeds of mill
Develop and organize a prototype machining plan
Square up blocks
Drill and tap, ream, counter bore, counter sink
Machine steps, cut-outs, angles, and open slots
Machine a pocket or slot
Establish grinding allowance
Bore holes
Deburr workpiece
Indexing, 90 degree plate and rotary table
Lathe - 950 req. hrs
Select lathe cutting tools
Develop and organize a prototype machining plan
Locate and position workpiece in lathe
Establish and maintain part datum
Set-up lathe cutting tools
Select speeds and feeds of lathe
Take a sizing (preliminary) cut
Establish a reference or starting point (datum)
Face a surface
Turn an external diameter
Drill,  bore, ream, a hole
Produce a taper
Groove and part off
Knurling
Cut an internal and external thread
Offset / eccentric (four jaw chuck)
CNC Machining - 250 req. hrs
Identify, select, and set-up numerical control (NC) / Computer Numerical
Control (CNC) cutting tools and tool holders
Identify, select, and set machine parameters
Position, align, & secure workpiece in NC / CNC machine
Input and verify part program to NC / CNC machine controls
Verify tool sequence, tool path, and collision avoidance program
Monitor NC / CNC machining process
Make adjustments to tooling and offsets
Program machines using G-coding
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) - 100 req. hrs
Identify and select EDM process
Develop EDM electrodes
Identify, select, and set-up EDM machining components
Position, align, and secure workpiece in EDM machine
Cut the workpiece by EDM machine
* Some Tool & Die Specialties do not require EDM Hours will be distributed to other work processes
Tool & Die Processes - 2000 req. hrs
Open and close die / mold indicating proper assembly and disassembly
Preventative maintenance
Perform die / mold or tool-building related calculations
Machine components of dies / molds, tools, jigs, or fixtures
Heat-treat the components
Mark the die / mold or tooling components
Final fit sub-assemblies dies / molds, or tooling components
Perform parting line changes / repairs
Grinding, Stoning, Polishing
Spotting
Inspect die / mold or tooling fit and functions
Set-up and operate press
Try out and troubleshoot the die / mold
Panel Nest
Prepare and finalize cutting steels
Set punches
Perform mold cavity / core / changes / repairs, if applicable
Texture repair, if applicable
Basic electrical hot runner repair, if applicable
Welding - 1000 req. hrs
Perform Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG),
Oxy Acetylene (OXY), and Arc welding
Select proper welding materials
Pad welding techniques
Perform J-hook technique
Parting line weld repair, if applicable

Technical Instruction

Engineering Drawings - 105 req. hrs
A course designed to provide the fundamental concepts in reading technical drawings required by machine shops, engineering, electrical and welding industries. The course will start with simple prints and proceed to more advanced prints. This course will cover geometric dimensioning and tolerancing concepts. It is designed to clarify the tolerance options and their potential use in the manufacturing process.
Machining – 1 - 105 req. hrs
Introduces safety procedures, use of bench tools, layout tools, power saws, drill presses, precision measurement tools, rotary tables and indexing devices, lathe and mill cutting tools and tool holding, work holding and machining applications as well as the various hand tools related to the machine shop.
Machining – 2 - 105 req. hrs
Introduces basic lathe applications which will consists of identifying lathe components and controls, understanding turning safety, calculating speeds and feeds, using various tools and tool holders, identifying basic tool geometry, and the use of common lathe tooling. Apprentices will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, turning, and drilling. Apprentices will be required to produce specified parts to a tolerance of +/- .004 in. and perform competencies set by manufacturing standards.
Machining – 3 - 105 req. hrs
Introduces basic milling machine applications which will consist of identifying mill components and controls, understanding milling safety, calculating speeds and feeds, using various tools and tool holders, identifying basic tool geometry, and the use of common milling machine tooling. Apprentices will perform basic milling operations consisting of facing, squaring, slotting, and drilling. Apprentices will be required to produce specified parts to a tolerance of +/- .004 in. and perform competencies set by manufacturing standards.
Intro to Welding (Or intro to MIG /TIG equivalent) - 105 req. hrs
This course introduces the learner to the world of welding. The course includes general shop safety and environmental issues; introduction to oxygen/fuel gas supply systems, the oxyfuel cutting process, and the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc-Welding) process; and an introduction to interpreting basic welding symbols. This course specifically develops basic SMAW skills as striking the arc, maintaining proper arc length, adjusting equipment and manipulating the electrode.
Welding – MIG/TIG 1 - 105 req. hrs
This course is a continuation of Intro to Welding and emphasizes SMAW vertical and overhead positions and machine oxyfuel gas cutting. In addition, the course introduces GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and air carbon arc cutting. This course satisfies 4 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A. Ample practice time is allocated to perfect skills and complete lab assignments.
Welding – MIG/TIG 2 - 105 req. hrs
This course is a continuation of Welding – MIG/TIG 1 and places an emphasis on the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process in all positions on ferrous and nonferrous materials. This course also covers the advanced Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process and concentrates on the skills needed to pass the AWS (American Welding Society) certification test in all positions using the FCAW process. The Apprentice at this level of training may opt to develop skills in the welding of pipe using the SMAW or FCAW processes. At this point in training apprentices may also start developing skills necessary to weld pipe using the SMAW or FCAW processes. Ample practice time is allocated to perfect skills and complete lab assignments.
Welding Certification - 53 req. hrs
This course prepares a apprentice to obtain the MIG / TIG welding certification.
Tool/Die/Mold 1 - 100 req. hrs
This course involves internal Tesla instruction to educate die and mold makers to maintain and troubleshoot Tesla specific dies/molds and use machines efficiently to design and fabricate the same. Apprentices learn the fundamentals of maintaining and troubleshooting jigs, molds, dies, and fixtures needed within the Tesla manufacturing process.

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