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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the steel welded tube manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377853  Supervise the steel welded tube manufacturing process 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Manufacturing and Assembly 
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  30 
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 unit standard is for persons who work in a steel manufacturing mill as Tube Maker, in a supervisory capacity. Qualifying learners can plan and oversee the manufacturing process for the production of welded steel tube, and will understand the importance of effective equipment control and how this is achieved.

This will include overseeing the process and includes, but is not limited to: product change, maintaining production parameters, quality control, health and safety, product optimisation and documentation.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for the welded tube manufacturing process.
  • Supervise product change for tube mill production.
  • Monitor mill performance and trouble shoot.
  • Co-ordinate roll tooling in a welded tube mill.
  • Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:

    It is compulsory that learners at this stage are proficient in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
  • Reading and interpreting basic engineering drawings.
  • Basic electrical principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for the welded tube manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mill programmes are secured from the relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans are interpreted and appropriate action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Schedule requirements are determined and communicated to all parties involved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Communication:
    > Tube Mill Entry Line Operator, Tube Mill Entry Exit Line Operator, Tube Mill Operator and Production Manager.
  • Determining:
    > Equipment, consumables, material and tooling.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requisite documentation is made available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Label and control documents.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise product change for tube mill production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machine is set up for tube production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Set up time and scrap limitations are within SOP Mill and tooling alignment and set up charts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    First-off conforms to the required specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor mill performance and trouble shoot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specified production standards are met in line with company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to: yield, productivity, OEE, QUALITY, raw material, first line maintenance conformance to time, scrap levels, quality level, standard mill speed profile, gauge, length, roll, material grade, internal scarfing and coolant condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions are identified and corrective action in relation to defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records of production activities and results are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shift change or handover procedures are scheduled and performed in line with mill programmes and schedule. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication and reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Co-ordinate roll tooling in a welded tube mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage and inventory standards are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Worn out and damaged product is managed in line with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New and reconditioning tooling is inspected in line with product and process specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply health and safety processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Equipment standards are enforced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping standards are monitored within the steel manufacturing mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standards for safe handling of material and equipment are monitored for compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Standards for the use of equipment are monitored for compliance. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Theory of cold forming as applied to tube making.
  • Different methods of forming, sizing and shaping a tube.
  • Basic understanding and interpretation of roll drawings.
  • HFI welding process in a tube mill.
  • Factors affecting strip width.
  • Understanding common tube mill designs.
  • Mill and roll tooling alignment.
  • Understanding of the concepts of mill efficiency, mill availability, utilisation and scrap (Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)). 

  • 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 production run standards, outputs equipment utilisation, and compliance with health, safety and environment standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in meeting production standards, targets and working with others in meeting production challenges as they arise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities in line with the production plan and schedule; when inspecting and monitoring production run standards and quality of product and when managing roll tooling requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information related to planning and preparation for product change, monitoring, supervising product quality and production targets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with co-workers through monitoring and with the production manager before and during the production process and at shift change over times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health and safety of others by controlling production process, monitoring machine efficiency and identifying and implementing improvement techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when supervising the production run with due consideration for all parties in to value chain. 

    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
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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