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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Adjust and maintain the production/assembly process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337140  Adjust and maintain the production/assembly process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9922  Adjust and maintain production process  Level 3  NQF Level 03  30  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to start up, monitor, adjust and shut down a product/assembly process.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for production/assembly activity.
  • Monitoring and adjusting the production/assembly process.
  • Performing finishing activities on product produced.
  • Recognising and reporting changes and/or malfunctions while operating.
  • Documenting all occurrences on a shift. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • "Adjust and maintain production/assembly process" implies the active involvement of the learner in bringing the production line back into specification by responding to equipment indicators when deviations occur. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for production/assembly activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material levels are checked against product schedule requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are prepared for use in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required tools, equipment and instruments are checked for availability and serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Calibration of instruments and other data collection equipment is checked according to manufacturing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not preparing adequately are explained in terms of the impact on health, safety and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and adjust the production/assembly process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machinery is started up according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment indicators are responded to by making adjustments by using appropriate tools and instruments to ensure machines run effectively. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Adjustments include adjustments to feed, speed, level, pressure, temperature, flow, and other controls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process control data is checked to ensure that the process is within specification once adjustments have been made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The condition of tooling is maintained according to set standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintaining tooling condition may include but are not limited to:
  • Protecting tooling and forming surfaces from contamination and damage, cleaning and clearing cooling channels, applying corrosion inhibitors and cleaning agents, removing particles and dust from tooling surfaces and moving components, lubricating and applying release agents.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reject/waste is maintained in line with organisational standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform finishing activities on product produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machinery is shut-down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Finishing activities are carried out according to work schedule to avoid bottle necks in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product and/or components are post-treated according to product specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Observe and rectify changes and/or malfunctions while operating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Monitoring activities and adjustments carried out are accurately documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems of quality, operation, output, safety are reported in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate quality tests and inspections are performed and repeated as necessary to determine the nature of the problem or obtain required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not recognising and reporting changes and/or malfunctions are explained in terms of its impact on health, safety and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Document all occurrences on a shift. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Output figures and material usage are determined and recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incidents/stoppages/malfunctions are reported according to the standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incidents and problems related to the process, materials and the products are discussed with authorised individuals. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Parts and components of processing and testing equipment.
  • Instruments and measuring tools.
  • Tooling parts and components.
  • Equipment for lifting and transporting tooling.
  • Production-related documentation.
  • Cleaning and purging materials.

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

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

    Purpose of:
  • Purging, cleaning, cooling.
  • Tooling parts and components.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Nature and sequence of operations.
  • Collecting measuring conditions and outcomes.
  • Operational parameters.
  • Impact on production costs of delays or poorly executed tooling changes.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Start up.
  • Shut down.
  • Purging.
  • Adjusting.
  • Lifting and transporting tooling.
  • Installing tooling.
  • Cleaning and maintaining tooling.
  • Reading and understanding basic engineering drawings.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications.
  • Applicable regulations related to transporting and lifting tooling.
  • 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.

    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 pertaining to deviations, incorrect setting, and problems with process, which will impact on safety, quality cost and production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively with others in order to achieve production output. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that one can plan and manage equipment operations and apply procedures and practices which will reduce the possibility of accidents, reduce damage and time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which may translate conditions or instructions into specific actions or criteria with a production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively when reporting incidents and conditions related to the process or operations and in documenting all occurrences and results in required format. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically assist in the operating of machinery and tools effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems so that they can relate the process conditions to the condition and properties of the final product being produced. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9922, " Adjust and maintain production process", Level 3, 30 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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.
     
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