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Woodwork Manufacturing Specialist

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

Competency-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 54 total skills
Communicates effectively and professionally with colleagues, both internally and externally
Reliably follows others’ instructions
Willingly asks questions about things not fully understood
Works with due regard for others’ safety
Demonstrates a working knowledge of the company policy manual
Establishes a system of maintaining appropriate notes and reminders and completes any required logs, calibration records, etc.
Ensures proper communications between previous and next shifts, with operations and supervision
Identifies problems and changes that could lead to problems through the exchange of information with operators, supervisors, and others
Establishes trust and rapport with operators, supervisors, and others
Demonstrates both effective time and project management
Develops a project plan and tracks progress against the plan, flagging issues and delays as they occur
Develops project contingency plans to respond to unexpected delays and costs, and professionally communicates with customers about alternatives as needed
Verifies in-field measurements against architectural drawings to produce accurate shop drawings
Estimates project costs and timelines, identifying project assumptions and resource costs (supplies, labor)
Computes material quantities, sizes, weights, and costs
Develops a project budget based on an approved quote and tracks project progress against the budget, flagging issues and unexpected costs as they arise
Develops a professional quote for a project and shares with a potential customer for review and approval
Protects self and other workers from accidents and injuries
Follows employer safety requirements, including the consistent and proper use of protective clothing and personal safety devices
Maintains 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
Safely uses, stores, and maintains all tools/equipment properly to eliminate injury, electrocution, trip hazards, or damage
Lifts supplies and materials using proper body mechanics and assistive devices, such as hoists, lifts, forklifts, and straps
Reports and responds promptly, safely, and appropriately to emergency or hazard situations and troubleshoots any issues that may arise
Uses lock-out/tag-out procedures when working with appropriate tools and equipment
Demonstrates basics of measurement, materials, and safety of products and parts
Uses and applies contextual mathematics
Demonstrates layout processes
Uses proper material-processing techniques
Understands material properties
Uses print reading and CAD software to develop shop drawings
Identifies symbols, notations, and lines to industry standards
Determines dimensions, critical features, and tolerances on architectural/shop drawings
Interprets architectural/shop drawings to industry standards
Uses CAD software to produce and edit architectural/shop drawings
Demonstrates competency in primary drafting procedures
Creates architectural/shop drawings using a variety of CAD software tools and functions
Creates annotative text and dimension styles for use on floor plans, elevations, and construction details
Creates and modifies CAD blocks to use on floor plans, elevations, and construction details
Shows competency for millwork techniques and fabrication
Processes materials safely and effectively, taking into account material characteristics
Demonstrates the proper selection, identification, and installation of tools
Safely and properly sets up and operates machines/tools
Performs bench operations safely, effectively, and accurately
Installs finished products
Performs operation and maintenance of CNC and mechatronics operations
Explains the proper codes and functions
Demonstrates how to write a G code program in order to machine a basic cylindrical part on the CNC lathe
Calculates the tooling, coordinates, and toolpaths necessary to machine the part on a CNC lathe
Identifies different aspects of the machine
Applies the Cartesian coordinate system and polar coordinates for a milling process
Locates and identifies all components of the robotic cell, including all equipment, operator interfaces, tooling, perimeter guarding, safety devices, etc.
Understands and practices all safety considerations related to operating the robotic cell
Demonstrates the proper power-up, shut-down, and lock-out sequence of the robotic cell or other equipment
Performs coating/finishing operations
Recognizes proper surface preparation
Understands chemical properties of coating and surface materials and their interactions with each other
Performs proper safety and workplace protocols in spray booth
Reads and understands safety data sheets
Demonstrates proper handling, storage, and disposal of finishing materials
Performs wood-processing operations
Performs machine operations
Selects proper tooling/machinery to safely and accurately perform all required processing operations within the specified tolerances on a part print
Calculates cutting speeds and feeds and applies these calculations while performing required operations

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