Advanced Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Technician

Occupational Purpose and Context

Additive manufacturing maintenance technicians work in the private and public sectors and are critical to ensuring the smooth and reliable operation of the industrial plants and equipment in their industry. They maintain and repair additive manufacturing and 3-D printing equipment, and through their work they maintain the additive manufacturing machinery and equipment at the highest possible level and ensure the productivity and safety of the entire production team.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

CNC Set-Up Programmer-Milling and Turning

Occupational Purpose and Context

CNC Set-up Programmers-Milling and Turning work in the private sector in industries such as the automotive, aviation/aerospace, rail, ship and heavy truck industries. These workers operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform several machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces. They are critical to ensuring the smooth operation of the CNC controlled manufacturing equipment of their worksite. They help to ensure through the work that they do, that industrial machinery and equipment is maintained at the highest possible level, quality of the hardware they produce, ensuring the productivity and safety of the entire production team. They also oversee Quality Assurance, verification, and inspection of equipment.
CNC Set-up Programmers-Milling and Turning represent the culmination of the receipt of several different credentials and certifications and, as a result, are subject matter experts in the equipment they work with.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Occupational Purpose and Context

Industrial Maintenance Mechanics work in the private sector and are critical to ensure the smooth and reliable operation of the industrial plants and equipment in their industry. They set out to maintain and repair manufacturing equipment. They help to ensure through the work that they do that industrial machinery and equipment is maintained at the highest possible level, ensuring the productivity and safety of the entire production team.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Occupational Purpose and Context

Entry-level Industrial Manufacturing Technicians operate industrial production related equipment, work with manufacturing related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Apprentices will safely learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. Industrial Manufacturing Technicians provide a baseline foundation for other occupations, including in the job areas of mechatronics and machinists. Industrial Manufacturing Technicians engage in the production of a diverse set of products including, but not limited to, consumer goods, automobiles, medical devices, food products and commercial parts and supplies.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Mechatronics Technician/Engineer (Intermediate, installer-focus)

Occupational Purpose and Context

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Intermediate, installer-focus) work with mechanical machinery supported by information technology in dynamic environments using a variety of measurement and computer equipment and tools. They manage complex machines, adjust, find errors, and eliminate them; know the principles of operation of hydraulic, electrical and other devices; and carry out the measurements and interference with the fabrication processes. They know how to use computer programs and control the steering of various processes. Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Intermediate, installer-focus) are able to maintain, listen, observe, perform screenings, and carry a sense of professionalism with staff and any outside parties.

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Intermediate, installer-focus) work in the installation and maintenance of mechatronics components and systems for manufacturers in the plant construction and engineering sectors, for system operators and in service sectors, and for service providers in a wide range of branches of trade and industry. Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Intermediate, installer-focus) carry out their work at various places, mainly at plant assembly sites, in workshops and in connection with service operations. They are qualified to work autonomously on the basis of technical documents and instructions and carry out their work in compliance with the relevant provisions and safety regulations. They often work in teams. They coordinate their activities with upstream and downstream operations.

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Intermediate, installer-focus) work to combine electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills at the workplace. They will work with complex high-performance manufacturing systems and are able to analyze, troubleshoot and repair systems to maintain process efficiency. They must understand and analyze the technical specifications of mechatronic systems, subsystems, modules and components; perform scheduled and preventive maintenance to detect and prevent problems; use troubleshooting skills to identify and prevent possible problems and failures, and to systematically and intelligently make repairs; incorporate relevant technical literature into the understanding of system operation and coordinate efforts with other technicians involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components; install, repair, adjust, and test equipment and components to ensure that systems function properly; communicate with machine operators; and operate equipment to detect equipment problems, analyze malfunctions, and verify system problems; and observe and incorporate safety standards and regulations required for safe operation of the system.

Mechatronics Technician/Engineer (Intermediate, installer-focus) apprentices will receive a more comprehensive education than mechatronics technicians. While having similar training with computers and PLCs, they have more extensive baseline skills training. Specifically, installers will have a more comprehensive education requiring benchwork, measurements, and basic installation skills. As a result, this framework is more comprehensive than the technician framework and should be used by those wishing to provide a more extensive initiation to the work of mechatronics to apprentices.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Mechatronics Technician/Engineer (Basic, fitter-focus)

Occupational Purpose and Context

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Basic, fitter-focus) work to combine electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills at the workplace. They work with complex high-performance manufacturing systems and are able to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair systems to maintain process efficiency. They must understand and analyze the technical specifications of mechatronic systems, subsystems, modules, and components; perform scheduled and preventive maintenance to detect and prevent problems; use troubleshooting skills to identify and prevent possible problems and failures, and to systematically and intelligently make repairs; incorporate relevant technical literature into the understanding of system operation and coordinate efforts with other technicians involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components; install, repair, adjust, and test equipment and components to ensure that systems function properly; communicate with machine operators, and operate equipment to detect equipment problems, analyze malfunctions, and verify system problems; and observe and incorporate safety standards and regulations required for safe operation of the system.

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Basic, fitter-focus) are engaged in the assembly and maintenance of complex machines, plants, and systems in the mechanical engineering sector or in organizations which purchase and operate such mechatronic systems. They carry out their work at various places, mainly at plant assembly sites, in workshops and in connection with service operations. They are qualified to work autonomously on the basis of technical documents and instructions and carry out their work in compliance with the relevant provisions and safety regulations. They often work in teams. They coordinate their activities with upstream and downstream operations.

Mechatronics Technician/Engineers (Basic, fitter-focus) apprentices will receive a more comprehensive education than mechatronics technicians with an installer background. While having similar training with computers and PLCs, they have less extensive baseline skills training. As a result, this framework is less comprehensive than the installer framework and should not be used by those wishing to provide a more extensive initiation to the work of mechatronics to apprentices.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Stamping Press Operator

Occupational Purpose and Context

Stamping Press Operator apprentices will learn to safely set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. Stamping Press Operators provide a baseline foundation for other occupations, including in the job areas of CNC and machinery operation. Stamping Press Operators engage in the production of a diverse set of products including, but not limited to, consumer goods, automobiles, medical devices, food products, and commercial parts and supplies.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)

Tool and Die Maker

Occupational Purpose and Context

Entry-level tool and die makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. Apprentices will learn to safely set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. Industrial Manufacturing Technicians provide a baseline foundation for other occupations, including in the job areas of mechatronics and machinists. Industrial Manufacturing Technicians engage in the production of a diverse set of products including, but not limited to, consumer goods, automobiles, medical devices, food products, and commercial parts and supplies.

Work Process Schedule (pdf)
Full Competency-Based Framework (pdf)