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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and repair faults on tooling during the production run 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13331  Diagnose and repair faults on tooling during the production run 
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  24 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering machining. This unit standard applies to the fault diagnosis and repair of tools, jigs, dies and fixtures and plastic injection moulds. The learner must demonstrate competence in either of the two skills areas to receive credits for this standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Machining (NQF level 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can diagnose faults and repair tools, dies, jigs and fixtures or plastic injection moulds during a production run. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for the maintenance of tools, jigs, dies and fixtures.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learners has already learned to:
  • Maintain and repair production tooling 

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

    The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor the performance of tooling on the production run. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify recurrent faults and take corrective action
  • Diagnose root causes under try-out or production conditions 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent tooling faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tooling requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Potential production and maintenance problems are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform minor repairs on line. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Minor repairs include punch replacement, resharpening trimming edge, polishing flanges, stoning and polishing draw beads and tooling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent tooling faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tooling requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Potential production and maintenance problems are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record required major tooling repairs. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Complete job card detailing repairs to be done
  • Organise tooling to be dispatched to workshop for repair 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent tooling faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tooling requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Potential production and maintenance problems are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify potential production and maintenance problems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Identify recurrent faults and take corrective action 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent tooling faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tooling requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Potential production and maintenance problems are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safe working practices include the use of guards and appropriate personal protective equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent tooling faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tooling requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Potential production and maintenance problems are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    2. Tooling identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The 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. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Tooling and their component parts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Common damaged or worn parts
  • Recurrent faults and possible corrective action
  • Common conditions leading to tooling failure
  • Replacement parts and materials

    Purpose of:
  • Maintenance and repair on line

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of failing to diagnose and carry out minor repairs on production (including cost)
  • Implications of production down time

    Procedures and techniques
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis procedures during a production run
  • Procedures for identifying potential production and maintenance problems

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Applicable theory related to the causes of defects and worn/damaged parts on tooling and the maintenance and repair thereof

    Relationships, systems:
    The relationship between optimum tooling functioning and the production process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise potential production and maintenance problems and take corrective action 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Liase with production personnel to determine tooling problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of maintenance and repair operations based on defect analysis 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect information during production run, and from produced components, production reports and tool inspections
  • Classify information and determine maintenance and repair requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain applicable theory related to the causes of defects and worn/damaged parts on tooling and the maintenance and repair thereof 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The relationship between optimum tooling functioning and the production process 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23281   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  50040   Further Education and Training Certificate: Optical Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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