DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III TESDA Course

DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING MODULE – NATIONAL CERTIFICATE III (TESDA Course)

The DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III Qualification consists of competencies that a Drying and Milling Plant Service Technician must have in order to service grains drying plant facilities, service rice milling plant facility and service corn milling plant facility.

It also includes competencies of a person to use a wide range of tools and instrument and take responsibility for the reliability of servicing to ensure conformance with specifications. He can perform any work within a quality improvement system in a drying and milling plant environment.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Sector.

A person who has achieved this qualification is competent to be:

  • Drying and Milling Plant Service Technician

DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III COURSE MODULE

Course Title: DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III
Level: NC III
Nominal Training Duration : 256 Hours

This course is designed to provide the students/learner with knowledge, desirable attitudes and skills required to perform the following competencies in accordance with industry standards: service grains drying plant facilities, service rice milling plant facility and service corn milling plant facility.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students who would like to enroll in this course should possess the following requirements:

  1. Able to read and write
  2. Able to communicate, both orally and in writing; and
  3. Able to perform simple computations
  4. Ten (10) years of basic education or two (2) years job experience in Milling and Drying

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III

To obtain this course, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

This units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (168 Hours)
AFF723301 Service grains drying plant facilities
AFF723302 Service rice milling plant facility
AFF723303 Service corn milling plant facility
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (72 Hours)
AGR321201 Apply safety measures in farm operations
AGR321202 Use farm tools and equipment
AGR321203 Perform estimation and basic calculation
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (16Hours)
500311109 Lead workplace communication
500311110 Lead small teams
500311111 Develop and practice negotiation skills
500311112 Solve problems related to work activities
500311113 Use mathematical concepts and techniques
500311114 Use relevant technologies

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Core competency units comprising the qualification in DRYING AND MILLING PLANT SERVICING NC III

SERVICE GRAINS DRYING PLANT FACILITIES (AFF723301) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to service grains (rice and corn) drying plant facilities. This also includes competencies to carry-out preparation for servicing, diagnose, service and test run the dryer and perform post-servicing activities.

  1. Determine work requirements
    • Servicing requirements are identified based on job requisitions.
    • Preparation of materials, tools, manuals and test instruments is overseen in accordance with work requirements.
    • Work assigning and scheduling are done following job requirements and work instructions.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are prepared following workplace procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
    • Where necessary, equipment history /documentation is consulted prior to site visit
    • Workplace documentation is prepared according to workplace procedures
  2. Diagnose grains drying plant facility
    • Machine troubles are analyzed using applicable diagnostic tests and methods.
    • Machinery faults and malfunctions are identified based on results of diagnostic tests.
    • Service manuals and parts catalogue are referred as necessary in regard to repair and replacement according to enterprise requirements.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are worn as per work requirement.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
    • Diagnosis findings including recommendations for necessary repairs or adjustments are reported according to workplace procedures
  3. Repair and maintain grain drying facility and equipment
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are worn as per work requirement.
    • Work area is secured according to workplace procedures.
    • Repair and replacement process is implemented according to enterprise requirements, manufacturer’s specifications and OSHS.
    • Clearing of obstructions from ducting, chutes and conveyors are done in accordance with manufacturer’s manual.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
    • Where necessary, service unit is installed to minimize downtime
  4. Test run grains drying plant facility
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are worn as per work requirement.
    • Ocular inspection of serviced components are done according to approved checklist.
    • Test run of dryer components is carried out according to workplace procedures and service manual.
    • Zeal of dryer are inspected according to approved checklist
    • Operating conditions are adjusted based on client’s requirements limits.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  5. Perform post-servicing activities
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are worn as per work requirement
    • Machine is shutdown according to operator’s manual.
    • Wastes are disposed of in accordance with environmental guidelines.
    • Tools and equipment are checked and stored according to workplace procedures.
    • Work areas are cleaned and maintained according to OSHS and enterprise requirements.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
    • Service documentation is completed and updated according to workplace procedures.

SERVICE RICE MILLING PLANT FACILITY (AFF723302) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to service rice milling plant facility. This also includes proper use of tools and equipment, maintain and operate the rice mill.

  1. Prepare tools, manuals and test instruments
    • Tools, manuals and test instruments are selected in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
    • Inspection and segregation of defective tools and test instruments are done according to workplace procedures.
    • Adjustment of test instruments is carried-out according to manuals.
  2. Inspect rice mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Type of rice mill is identified according to established standards.
    • Inspections of rice mill components are conducted following manufacturer’s manual.
    • Ancillary equipment is checked following manufacturer’s manual.
    • Power transmission is examined following manufacturer’s manual.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
  3. Perform servicing of rice mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Missing standards parts are replaced.
    • Defective fabricated components are repaired.
    • Bearing fittings are properly greased.
    • Rotating shafts are aligned.
    • Transmission drive are aligned.
    • Debris are removed.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  4. Test run rice mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Ocular inspection of serviced components are done according to approved checklist.
    • Rice mill components are operated according to operator’s manual.
    • Operating conditions are adjusted as directed by client’s specifications
    • Zeal of rice mill are observed according to approved checklist.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  5. Perform post-servicing activities
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement
    • Machine is shutdown according to operator’s manual.
    • Waste are disposed according to environmental guidelines.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
    • Record and report is prepared following workplace procedures

SERVICE CORN MILLING PLANT FACILITY (AFF723303) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to service corn milling plant facility. This also includes proper use of tools and equipment, maintain and operate the corn mill plant.

  1. Prepare tools, manuals and test instruments
    • Tools, manuals and test instruments are selected in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
    • Inspection and segregation of defective tools and test instruments are done according to workplace procedures.
    • Adjustment of test instruments is carried-out according to manuals.
  2. Inspect corn mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Type of corn mill is identified according to established standards.
    • Corn mill component is inspected.
    • Grit grader component is inspected.
    • De-germing component is inspected.
    • Ancillary equipment is examined manuals
    • Power transmission is inspected following manuals
    • Safety measure are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  3. Perform servicing of corn mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Missing standard parts are replaced following instructional manuals
    • Defective fabricated components are repaired.
    • Bearing fittings are properly greased.
    • Rotating shafts are aligned.
    • Bolts and screws is tightened following manuals.
    • Transmission drive are aligned.
    • Debris are removed according to established work procedures.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  4. Test run corn mill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement.
    • Ocular inspection of serviced components are done according to approved checklist.
    • Corn mill components are operated according to operator’s manual.
    • Operating conditions are adjusted as directed by client’s specifications
    • Zeal of corn mill are observed according to approved checklist.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
  5. Perform post-servicing activities
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are selected and worn as per work requirement
    • Machine is shutdown according to operator’s manual.
    • Wastes are disposed according to environmental guidelines.
    • Safety measures are applied in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
    • Record and report are prepared according to workplace requirements.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

APPLY SAFETY MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS (AGR321201) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform safety measures effectively and efficiently. It includes identifying areas, tools, materials, time and place in performing safety measures.

  1. Determine areas of concern for safety measures
    • Work tasks are identified in line with farm operations
    • Place for safety measures are determined in line with farm operations
    • Time for safety measures are determined in line with farm operations
    • Appropriate tools, materials and outfits are prepared in line with job requirements
  2. Apply appropriate safety measures
    • Tools and materials are used according to specifications and procedures
    • Outfits are worn according to farm requirements
    • Effectivity/shelf life/expiration of materials are strictly observed
    • Emergency procedures are known and followed to ensure a safework requirement
    • Hazards in the workplace are identified and reported in line with farm guidelines
  3. Safe keep /dispose tools, materials and outfit
    • Used tools and outfit are cleaned after use and stored in designated areas.
    • Unused materials are properly labeled and stored according to manufacturer’s recommendation and farm requirements.
    • Waste materials are disposed according to manufacturers, government and farm requirements.

USE FARM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (AGR321202) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use farm tools and equipment. It includes selection, operation and preventive maintenance of farm tools and equipment.

  1. Select and use farm tools
    • Appropriate farm tools are identified according to requirement/use
    • Farm tools are checked for faults and defective tools reported in accordance with farm procedures
    • Appropriate tools are safely used according to job requirements and manufacturers conditions
  2. Select and operate farm equipment
    • Identify appropriate farm equipment
    • Instructional manual of the farm tools and equipment are carefully read prior to operation
    • Pre-operation check-up is conducted in line with manufacturers manual
    • Faults in farm equipment are identified and reported in line with farm procedures
    • Farm equipment is used according to its function
    • Safety procedures are followed.
  3. Perform preventive maintenance
    • Tools and equipment are cleaned immediately after use in line with farm procedures
    • Routine check-up and maintenance are performed
    • Tools and equipment are stored in designated areas in line with farm procedures

PERFORM ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION (AGR321203) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform basic workplace calculations.

  1. Perform estimation
    • Job requirements are identified from written or oral communications
    • Quantities of materials and resources required to complete a work task are estimated
    • The time needed to complete a work activity is estimated
    • Accurate estimate for work completion are made
    • Estimate of materials and resources are reported to appropriate person
  2. Perform basic workplace calculation
    • System and units of measurement to be followed are ascertained
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic mathematical operation
    • Calculate whole fraction, percentage and mixed when are used to complete the instructions
    • Number computed is checked following work requirements

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : LEAD WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311109

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead in the dissemination and discussion of ideas, information and issues in the workplace.

  1. Communicate information about workplace processes
  2. Lead workplace discussions
  3. Identify and communicate issues arising in the workplace

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : LEAD SMALL TEAMS
UNIT CODE : 500311110

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead small teams including setting and maintaining team and individual performance standards.

  1. Provide team leadership
  2. Assign responsibilities
  3. Set performance expectations for team members
  4. Supervised team performance

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: DEVELOP AND PRACTICE NEGOTIATION SKILLS
UNIT CODE : 500311111

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to collect information in order to negotiate to a desired outcome and participate in the negotiation.

  1. Plan negotiations
  2. Participate in negotiations

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SOLVE PROBLEMS RELATED TO WORK ACTIVITIES
UNIT CODE : 500311112

This unit of covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to solve problems in the workplace including the application of problem solving techniques and to determine and resolve the root cause of problems.

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Determine fundamental causes of the problem
  3. Determine corrective action
  4. Provide recommendation/s to manager

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: USE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES
UNIT CODE : 500311113

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the application of mathematical concepts and techniques.

  1. Identify mathematical tools and techniques to solve problem
  2. Apply mathematical procedure/solution
  3. Analyze results

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: USE RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES
UNIT CODE : 500311114

This unit of competency covers the knowledge, skills, and attitude required in selecting, sourcing and applying appropriate and affordable technologies in the workplace.

  1. Study/select appropriate technology
  2. Apply relevant technology
  3. Maintain/enhance of relevant technology

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

  • Branch – cutting Segment of a branch with nodal rhizomatous bud used for propagations
  • Bud – Potential shoot
  • Clump – Cluster of bamboo stems growing from underground rhizome system
  • Culm – Above ground stem which grows from the underground rhizomes
  • Culm cutting – Segments of a culm having one or more buds used for propagations
  • Early tending operations – Preliminary activities(Initial fertilizer application, mulching, weeding and replacement of dead planting materials) for the first three years of plantation
  • Hardening off – Preparing the planting stocks for out planting
  • Heeling – in Thumping the soil around the planting stock
  • Inorganic Fertilizer – Chemical or synthetic based fertilizers
  • Kiln drying – Method of removing moisture from the culm using a dry kiln
  • Manual Harvesting – Cutting of bamboo culms using simple tools
  • Mechanical harvesting – Cutting of bamboo culms using equipment
  • Mist propagation chamber – Controlled delivery of water in mist form
  • Mounding – Piling up of soils and organic debris around the clump
  • Mulching – Protective covering usually of organic matter to prevent moisture loss and growth of weeds
  • Nursery bed – Loosened soil where cuttings are rooted
  • Nursery stocks – bamboo propagules under nursery condition
  • Organic Fertilizer – Natural fertilizer
  • OSHS – Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Planting stocks – Propagules ready for out planting
  • Pole – Cut culm
  • PPE – Personal protective equipment
  • Potting medium – Mixes of materials(soil plus saw dust, rice hull, etc.) used for growing plants in pots
  • Propagules – Planting materials (stocks)
  • Prophylactic – application of preservatives to the culm immediately after harvesting
  • Pruning – Cutting of unwanted branches
  • Rhizome – Thick, horizontal bamboo stem
  • Rooting facilities – Area where propagules are rooted
  • Rooting hormones – Chemicals that induce rooting
  • Sap replacement – Method of applying preservatives by dipping the butt end of the freshly cut culms while the branches and leaves are intact
  • Shoots – Young culm less than 30 days old
  • Species-site matching – Compatibility of species to a specific site
  • Staking – Putting stake as a guide in laying out of planting holes
  • Weeding – Removal of unwanted vegetation
  • 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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