Tool & Die Specialist

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Tesla, Inc.
O*Net Code
51-4111.00
Rapids Code
0586
Req. Hours
102475
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 132 total skills | 102475 total hours
Safety - 3850 req. hrs
Identify health and safety hazards
350 hrs
Wear, adjust, and maintain personal protective equipment
350 hrs
Practice safe work habits
350 hrs
Operate emergency safety equipment
350 hrs
Conduct preoperational check of equipment
350 hrs
Report injuries
350 hrs
Lock out mechanical equipment for repair
350 hrs
Handle designated substances
350 hrs
Operate lifting equipment
350 hrs
Communicate with co-workers
350 hrs
Identify and select lifting and rigging equipment
350 hrs
Perform Bench Work - 7000 req. hrs
Hand-File
450 hrs
Hand-saw
450 hrs
Hand-drill holes
450 hrs
Hand-tap threaded holes
450 hrs
Hand-grind
450 hrs
Practice good housekeeping
450 hrs
Stone and polish
450 hrs
Layout - 11875 req. hrs
Read and interpret engineering drawings
375 hrs
Perform calculations for machining operations
375 hrs
Read and interpret work process documentation
375 hrs
Verify workpiece material
375 hrs
Identify and select machines
375 hrs
Identify and check machine controls and systems
375 hrs
Identify and select tooling
375 hrs
Identify and prepare cutting tools
375 hrs
Identify and select measuring instruments and checking devices
375 hrs
Select machine speeds and feeds
375 hrs
Lay out features of engineering drawings
375 hrs
Identify and select workholding devices
375 hrs
Pick-up datum/starting position
375 hrs
Saw - 14325 req. hrs
Locate and position workpiece in saw
350 hrs
Select speeds and feeds of saw
350 hrs
Cut shapes using a vertical bandsaw
350 hrs
Maintain material identification
350 hrs
Practice good housekeeping
350 hrs
Identify and select proper workholding techniques
350 hrs
Proper blade guarding and adjustments
350 hrs
Drilling - 22025 req. hrs
Select drill tooling
550 hrs
Locate and position workpiece in drill
550 hrs
Set-up tooling in the machine
550 hrs
Select speeds and feeds of cutting
550 hrs
Layout and make a punch mark
550 hrs
Drill a hole
550 hrs
Chamfer a hole
550 hrs
Ream a hole
550 hrs
Machine-thread a hole
550 hrs
Spot-face a hole
550 hrs
Counter-bore a hole
550 hrs
Counter-sink a hole
550 hrs
Perform final inspection
550 hrs
Practice good housekeeping
550 hrs
Grinding - 28075 req. hrs
Select grinding wheel
550 hrs
Check condition of grinding wheel ring test
550 hrs
Install grinding wheel
550 hrs
Dress Wheel
550 hrs
Surface grind workpiece
550 hrs
Grind tools and cutters
550 hrs
Set-up sine plates
550 hrs
Demagnetize workpiece
550 hrs
Check ground surfaces
550 hrs
Perform final inspection
550 hrs
Locate and position workpiece on magnetic chuck
550 hrs
Milling - 40425 req. hrs
Verify machine head and workholding devices are square
950 hrs
Establish and maintain part datum
950 hrs
Identify and prepare milling cutting tools
950 hrs
Select speeds and feeds of mill
950 hrs
Develop and organize a prototype machining plan
950 hrs
Square up blocks
950 hrs
Drill and tap, ream, counter bore, counter sink
950 hrs
Machine steps, cut-outs, angles, and open slots
950 hrs
Machine a pocket or slot
950 hrs
Establish grinding allowance
950 hrs
Bore holes
950 hrs
Deburr workpiece
950 hrs
Indexing, 90 degree plate and rotary table
950 hrs
Lathe - 55625 req. hrs
Select lathe cutting tools
950 hrs
Develop and organize a prototype machining plan
950 hrs
Locate and position workpiece in lathe
950 hrs
Establish and maintain part datum
950 hrs
Set-up lathe cutting tools
950 hrs
Select speeds and feeds of lathe
950 hrs
Take a sizing (preliminary) cut
950 hrs
Establish a reference or starting point (datum)
950 hrs
Face a surface
950 hrs
Turn an external diameter
950 hrs
Drill,  bore, ream, a hole
950 hrs
Produce a taper
950 hrs
Groove and part off
950 hrs
Knurling
950 hrs
Cut an internal and external thread
950 hrs
Offset / eccentric (four jaw chuck)
950 hrs
CNC Machining - 57875 req. hrs
Identify, select, and set-up numerical control (NC) / Computer Numerical
250 hrs
Control (CNC) cutting tools and tool holders
250 hrs
Identify, select, and set machine parameters
250 hrs
Position, align, & secure workpiece in NC / CNC machine
250 hrs
Input and verify part program to NC / CNC machine controls
250 hrs
Verify tool sequence, tool path, and collision avoidance program
250 hrs
Monitor NC / CNC machining process
250 hrs
Make adjustments to tooling and offsets
250 hrs
Program machines using G-coding
250 hrs
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) - 58475 req. hrs
Identify and select EDM process
100 hrs
Develop EDM electrodes
100 hrs
Identify, select, and set-up EDM machining components
100 hrs
Position, align, and secure workpiece in EDM machine
100 hrs
Cut the workpiece by EDM machine
100 hrs
* Some Tool & Die Specialties do not require EDM Hours will be distributed to other work processes
100 hrs
Tool & Die Processes - 96475 req. hrs
Open and close die / mold indicating proper assembly and disassembly
2000 hrs
Preventative maintenance
2000 hrs
Perform die / mold or tool-building related calculations
2000 hrs
Machine components of dies / molds, tools, jigs, or fixtures
2000 hrs
Heat-treat the components
2000 hrs
Mark the die / mold or tooling components
2000 hrs
Final fit sub-assemblies dies / molds, or tooling components
2000 hrs
Perform parting line changes / repairs
2000 hrs
Grinding, Stoning, Polishing
2000 hrs
Spotting
2000 hrs
Inspect die / mold or tooling fit and functions
2000 hrs
Set-up and operate press
2000 hrs
Try out and troubleshoot the die / mold
2000 hrs
Panel Nest
2000 hrs
Prepare and finalize cutting steels
2000 hrs
Set punches
2000 hrs
Perform mold cavity / core / changes / repairs, if applicable
2000 hrs
Texture repair, if applicable
2000 hrs
Basic electrical hot runner repair, if applicable
2000 hrs
Welding - 102475 req. hrs
Perform Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG),
1000 hrs
Oxy Acetylene (OXY), and Arc welding
1000 hrs
Select proper welding materials
1000 hrs
Pad welding techniques
1000 hrs
Perform J-hook technique
1000 hrs
Parting line weld repair, if applicable
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Engineering Drawings
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.
# | 105 hrs
Machining – 1
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.
# | 105 hrs
Machining – 2
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.
# | 105 hrs
Machining – 3
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.
# | 105 hrs
Intro to Welding (Or intro to MIG /TIG equivalent)
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.
# | 105 hrs
Welding – MIG/TIG 1
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.
# | 105 hrs
Welding – MIG/TIG 2
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.
# | 105 hrs
Welding Certification
This course prepares a apprentice to obtain the MIG / TIG welding certification.
# | 53 hrs
Tool/Die/Mold 1
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.
# | 100 hrs