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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and adjust production machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335900  Monitor and adjust production machines 
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 3  NQF Level 03  18 
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 
This is the second of two Unit Standards that develop the learner's competencies in the monitoring and adjusting of production machines. There are a number of contexts in which the learner can work. The time it will take a learner to acquire the competencies to monitor and adjust production machinery in his/her context within the automotive component environment will depend on the type of machinery present in that context. A learner should also be cognisant of the fact that the production machine is extremely expensive and correct operation is very important not only for the longevity of the production machine but also for the continuation of the production process and the quality of the product.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Monitor the machine in the production process.
  • Adjust machines in the production process.
  • Operate and monitor test procedures for quality purposes.
  • Record and report information relevant to monitoring and adjusting machines.
  • Discuss material utilisation.
  • Explain the theory of the production process.
  • Explain the relationships and systems within the production process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • 'Prepare to monitor and adjust production machinery'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The automotive components environment includes both the manufacturing and assembly departments or sections.
  • This Unit Standard is not restricted to the automotive environment. It can be used in any component assembly or manufacturing context.
  • 'Production process' includes both manufacturing and assembly. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor the machine in the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The key inputs in the production process are described in terms of each one's role in the process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs include but are not limited to materials, machines, manpower and money.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The individual machine is operated according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The aspects of the process that need to be monitored are discussed to ensure efficiency in the production process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to machine, materials, tooling, instruments, products. The functions of these aspects must also be covered.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of not continuously monitoring the process are discussed in terms of the impact on production and costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implications of loss of time during the production process are discussed in terms of the impact on production and delivery to customers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adjust machines in the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adjustments required are identified and described in terms of the reasons for making the adjustments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hand or power tools required for adjusting machinery are identified and used according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production machines are adjusted according to process parameters, readings on measuring equipment and standards operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process control data is checked after adjustments have been made to assess whether the adjustments have been appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of adjustments on the product is discussed in terms of the process parameters for that product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Materials are replenished in accordance with organisational procedures after adjustments have been made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work is performed with due care for the safety of self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate and monitor test procedures for quality purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of quality is discussed in relation to its relevance in the sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the calibration of instruments is discussed in terms of ensuring quality production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of testing equipment, measuring tools and instruments are identified and discussed in terms of their different functions and applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various quality tests are performed to assess deviations pertaining to materials and products and to take corrective action when necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations in products are measured against product specifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of maintaining parameters within tolerances and in-process quality checks is discussed in terms of meeting customer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measurements of analysis are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report information relevant to monitoring and adjusting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Readings that need to be recorded are identified to keep track of deviations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Output figures are calculated and compared to machine standards to assess the extent of the deviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations are identified and defects are reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Material usage is monitored and material is replenished as and when required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Inspection results and production status are communicated to make the next shift aware of the problems and challenges in the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The implications of incorrect recordings of measurements are discussed in terms of production losses and financial costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Discuss material utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The attributes, characteristics and properties of materials are discussed to show how materials react during the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material loading methods are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The production schedule is used to determine the type and amount of material to be used in the preparation of the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which the impact of waste can be minimised are explored to ensure good health and save on costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Explain the theory of the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of friction, abrasion and torque activity are described in terms of the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of material hardness is discussed in relation to the material's resistance to deformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are discussed in terms of oxidation, corrosion and contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concepts of heating, cooling, expansion and contraction are discussed in relation to how they impact on the activities being performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concepts of speed, work, temperature and pressure are discussed in terms of machines and other equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain the relationships and systems within the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationships and system links between tooling shape, design processes, materials and product are discussed to show how they interact to make a good quality product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships and system links between equipment, materials, processes and final product are explored to show how each operation is part of an integrated whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between tooling costs and product costs is discussed to show how tooling made from different metals impacts on product and production costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between product specifications and machine capabilities is explored to ensure that production is not interrupted because of any incompatibility between the two. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Parts and components of production machinery that require adjustments.
  • Testing equipment, instruments and measuring tools.
  • Hand and power tools.
  • Production-related documentation.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous material.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Materials, equipment, controls.

    Sensory cues:
  • Ad-hoc tests for conditions (sight, colour, sound).

    Purpose of:
  • Monitoring and adjustment.
  • Tools for adjustment.
  • Process control data.
  • Process parameters.
  • Output figures.
  • Production schedule.
  • Manufacturer's instructions.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Nature and sequence of operations.
  • Collecting and recording readings from samples.
  • Operational parameters.
  • Impact on production costs of delays or poorly executed tooling changes.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Start up.
  • Shut down.
  • Monitoring.
  • Adjusting.
  • Reading and understanding basic engineering drawings.
  • Quality checks.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications.
  • Applicable regulations related to production machines.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standard.

    Theory; Rules, principles, laws:
  • Work, temperature, phase changes.
  • Pressure, speed.
  • Concepts related to the activity, e.g. friction, abrasion, torque, tensile forces, moments.
  • Hardness of materials (steels, hardening, etc.).
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals oxidation, corrosion, contamination.
  • Heating and cooling (heat transfer, mediums), expansion and contraction.
  • Viscosity.
  • Attributes, characteristics and properties of material.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships between equipment, materials, processes and final product.
  • Relationship between tooling shape and design and process, materials and end-product.
  • Relationship between tooling cost and product cost. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging with problems during monitoring and adjustment and reporting problems beyond scope of practice to supervisory personnel.
  • Monitoring equipment and making relevant adjustments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that production machinery runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Ensure that the safety of all personnel and equipment is maintained.
  • Ensure quality products, in keeping with customer requirements, are produced through quality checks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Interpreting production schedules.
  • Monitoring and adjusting production machinery to deal with deviations.
  • Discussing the theory relevant to the production process.
  • Exploring the relationships with the production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve problems by making adjustments.
  • Deal with changes and deviations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Ensure the efficient functioning of the production machinery. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment and instruments according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedure. 

  • 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  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    4. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    14. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    15. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    16. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    17. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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