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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Formulate and recommend solutions to common industrial rubber manufacturing problems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13198  Formulate and recommend solutions to common industrial rubber manufacturing problems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are involved in formulating and recommending solutions to common rubber manufacturing problems require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
Qualifying learners can trace identified non-conformances to the root cause of the problem and formulate solutions to the problem. They will understand how product properties impact on the manifested problem. This will include conducting equipment, material and product tests to establish reasons for problems experienced.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing, Extruding, Moulding or Calendaring) (NQF Level 4) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing setting.
The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Lead work group activities related to material preparation processes
  • Set industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

    The learner should be able to work autonomously with no supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes collecting and studying production reports, sales/ customer reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Trace identified non-conformance to cause. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Non-conformance may include equipment, material or process related aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Weigh up options and decide on remedial action required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Draft and process report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate implementation of remedial action taken to determine whether problem has been resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain and discuss how product properties relate to raw materials and processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Solution found to identified problem
    2. Correct diagnosis is made
    3. Report is compiled and processed
    4. Implementation of selected remedial action is evaluated

    Indicators
    1. Non-conformance is localised to material, equipment or process
    2. Material and product samples are taken, tests conducted and results evaluated to establish reasons for or to confirm suspected reasons for non-conformance (where required)
    3. Applicable process corrections are considered
    4. Remedial action is formulated in a timely manner
    5. Option selected is viable, relevant and practical
    6. Defective equipment is identified, reported and the repair process monitored (where required)
    7. Recommendations and report are delivered within allocated timeframe
    8. Information is reported in a clear and understandable way
    9. Authorised corrective action is communicated to appropriate parties
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    11. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Fault diagnosis techniques used
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Solution options available 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Applicable laboratory tests

    2. Purpose of:
  • Conducting investigations
  • Localising non-conformance
  • Keeping accurate records

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Raw materials and equipment
  • Compounds
  • Products
  • Processing

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised in localising non-conformances

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Effect of processing on final product
  • Implications of recommending inappropriate corrective action

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Tracing non-conformances
  • Applicable sampling and testing
  • Techniques for summarising and presenting data
  • Material / product storage
  • Percentage and part per hundred calculations

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Quality standards and specifications

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Formulations (part per hundred)
  • Units of measure
  • Relevant scientific principles and techniques

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between raw material and final product
  • Relationship between processing and final product 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to material, equipment and product non-conformances 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • To sample and test material and product 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Work methodically and systematically 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect data, analyse it and recommend solutions to problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Recommend material, process, product corrections to relevant parties 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use a scientific and methodical approach to identify problems and formulate solutions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Formulate solutions that will not impact negatively on other aspects of the process, costs or end-user needs
  • Relate role of process team in respect to broader manufacturing process 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48796   National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48799   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    3. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 



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