TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II
The TESDA Course in LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II consists of competencies that a person must achieve to perform laboratory and metrology/calibration services work. With the increasing demand for accuracy and reliability of dimensional measurement, laboratory and metrology/calibration services has become very important. The competence in this area requires the understanding and knowledge of a wide spectrum of dimensional mensuration processes that includes scientific planning, execution, assessment and calibration.
Dimensional mensuration is composed of the standard procedures and processes to measure geometrically defined dimensions of parts and components. This will include using simple measuring tools such as vernier calipers, bore gages, micrometers, etc. This also includes the use of sophisticated computerized measuring machines and electronic or electrical equipment used for measurements.
This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Automotive Industry (Manufacturing sub-sector)
A student who has achieved this TESDA Course in LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II is competent to be:
- Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Technician
LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE
Course Title: LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration : 94 Hours
This course is designed to equip individual with competency to perform Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Services work including mensuration of engineering prototypes, automotive parts, geometric shapes and similar components. Measurements may be taken using ordinary manual equipment.
It also includes competencies on interpreting specifications, drawings, technical sketches and/or customer requirements. Tasks undertaken would also include utilizing appropriate standards, calibrating tools and proper machineries using principles and techniques; designated procedures, correct and appropriate inspection methods, measure and repair procedures; sets up and operates variety of specialized coordinate measuring machines needed for precision measurements and calibration.
This course is also designed to provide basic and common skills to equip individual with operational skills in Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Services.
TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This section specifies the qualifications of trainees and educational experience. Other requirements like health and physical requirements are also stated. Passing entry written examinations may also be indicated if necessary.
- With background in basic machining
- With good moral character;
- Ability to communicate both oral and written; and
- Physically and mentally fit
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II
This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common, Elective and Core Competencies.
To obtain this TESDA course in LABORATORY AND METROLOGY/CALIBRATION SERVICES NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.
These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:
|UNIT CODE||CORE COMPETENCIES (56 Hours)|
|ALT315305||Perform Engineering Measurement|
|ALT315306||Perform Precision Mechanical Measurement|
|ALT315307||Calibrate Measuring Equipment|
|UNIT CODE||COMMON COMPETENCIES (20 Hours)|
|ALT742201||Read & Interpret Engineering Drawings|
|ALT311202||Perform Mensuration and Calculation|
|ALT723203||Read, Interpret and Apply Specifications and Manuals|
|ALT723205||Perform Shop Maintenance|
|UNIT CODE||BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)|
|500311105||Participate in workplace communication|
|500311106||Work in a team environment|
|500311107||Practice career professionalism|
|500311108||Practice occupational health and safety procedures|
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
UNIT CODE : ALT315305
This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes required in measuring parts and components (with more than 0.01mm/0.025 inch tolerance) using mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations.
- Select appropriate device or equipment
- Measurement requirements are determined from specifications.
- Appropriate device or equipment is selected according to standard operating procedures, to achieve required outcome.
- Obtain measurements using a range of measuring devices
- Correct and appropriate measuring technique is used.
- Measurements are accurately obtained using a range of measuring devices.
- Dimensions are determined or verified using basic calculations, where required.
- Maintain measuring devices
- Routine care and storage of devices is undertaken to manufacturers’ specifications or standard operating procedures.
- Routine adjustments to devices are made and checked.
- Communicate measurements as required
- Measurements are accurately recorded, where required.
- Freehand sketch which depicts required information is prepared, as required.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT
UNIT CODE : ALT315306
This unit covers performing precision mechanical measurement (with less than 0.01mm/0.025 inch tolerance) by using precision measuring equipment, setting comparison measuring devices and maintaining precision equipment.
- Use precision measurement equipment
- Appropriate precision mechanical equipment is selected to achieve specified outcome.
- Correct and appropriate measuring techniques are used for the measurement task.
- Measurements are taken accurately to the finest graduation of instrument.
- Readings and measurements are interpreted correctly and accurately.
- Set comparative measuring devices
- Statistical analyses of previous measurements are conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Comparative measuring equipment is set to specifications using manufacturer guidelines or standard operating procedures and techniques.
- Maintain precision equipment
- Measuring equipment is adjusted and maintained to required accuracy, using manufacturer or standard operating procedures and techniques.
- Equipment is stored to manufacturer specifications or standard operating procedures.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : CALIBRATE MEASURING EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : ALT315307
This unit covers checking engineering and precision measuring equipment for correct operation, and validating/calibrating precision measuring equipment in accordance with predetermined procedures.
- Check equipment for correct operation
- Statistical analyses of previous measurements are conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures. Physical conditions of measuring equipment are checked in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Validate/calibrate precision measuring equipment
- Calibration of precision measuring equipment is assessed to manufacturers’ specifications and/or standard operating procedures.
- Equipment is calibrated against appropriate physical standards using correct calibration devices, equipment, techniques using predetermined procedures.
- Equipment is recommissioned in accordance with standard operating procedures.
- Calibration activity is recorded, updated and stored.
COMMON COMPETENCIES (AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING-PARTS MANUFACTURING)
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : READ, INTERPRET AND APPLY ENGINEERING DRAWINGS.
UNIT CODE : ALT742201
This unit deals with identifying, interpreting and applying specification from Engineering blue prints or drawings that provides the measurements of the product and pattern that is to be produced.
- Identify and access engineering drawings/specification
- Appropriate Engineering drawings are identified and accessed as per job requirements.
- Version and date of drawing is checked to ensure correct specification and procedure are identified.
- Interpret drawings
- Relevant dimensions and sections of the drawings/specifications are located in relation to the work to be conducted
- Information in the manual are interpreted in accordance to industry practices
- Apply information in the drawings & specifications
- Engineering drawing is interpreted according to job requirements
- Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with the specifications in the drawings.
- Dimensional data and shape are applied according to the given task
- Store drawings
- The drawings and specification are stored properly to ensure prevention of damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM MENSURATION AND CALCULATION
UNIT CODE : ALT311202
This unit includes identifying, caring for, handling, using and maintaining measuring instruments.
- Select measuring instruments
- Object or component to be measured is identified
- Correct specifications are obtained from relevant source
- Appropriate measuring instrument is selected according to job requirements
- Carry out measurements and calculation
- Measuring tools are selected in line with job requirements
- Accurate measurements are obtained to job
- Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x) and division (/).
- Calculations involving fractions, percentages and mixed numbers are used to complete workplace tasks.
- Numerical computation is self-checked and corrected for accuracy
- Instruments are read to the limit of accuracy of the tool.
- Maintain measuring instruments
- Measuring instruments are kept free from corrosion
- Measuring instruments are not dropped to avoid damage
- Measuring instruments are cleaned before and after using.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : READ, INTERPRET AND APPLY SPECIFICATION AND MANUALS.
UNIT CODE : ALT723203
This unit deals with identifying, interpreting and applying service specification manuals, maintenance procedure manuals and periodic maintenance manual.
- Identify and access manual/specification
- Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed as per job requirements.
- Version and date of manual is checked to ensure correct specification and procedure are identified.
- Interpret manuals
- Relevant sections, chapters of manuals/specifications are located in relations to the work to be conducted
- Information and procedure in the manual are interpreted in accordance to industry practices
- Apply information in manual
- Manual is interpreted according to job requirements
- Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manufacturer specification
- Manual data is applied according to the given task
- All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained on the manual or specifications
- Store manuals
- Manual or specification are stored appropriately to ensure prevention of damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM SHOP MAINTENANCE
UNIT CODE : ALT723205
This unit deals with inspecting and cleaning of work area including tools, equipment and facilities. Storage and checking of tools/ equipment and disposal of used supplies/materials are also incorporated in this competency.
- Inspect/clean tools and work area
- Cleaning solvent used as per workshop/tools cleaning requirement
- Work area is checked and cleaned
- Wet surface/spot in work area is wiped and dried
- Store/arrange tools and shop equipment
- Tools/equipment are checked and stored in their respective shelves/location
- Corresponding labels are posted and visible
- Tools are safely secured and logged in the records
- Dispose wastes/used lubricants
- Containers for used lubricants are visibly labeled
- Wastes/used lubricants are disposed as per workshop SOP
- Report damaged tools/equipment
- Complete inventory of tools/equipment is maintained
- Damaged tools/equipment/facilities are identified and repair recommendation is given
- Reports prepared has no error/discrepancy
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.
- Obtain and convey workplace information
- Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
- Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
- Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
- Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
- Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
- Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
- Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
- Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
- Team meetings are at ended on time
- Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
- Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
- Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
- Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
- Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
- Complete relevant work related documents
- Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
- Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
- Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
- Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
- Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106
This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.
- Describe team role and scope
- The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
- Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
- Identify own role and responsibility within team
- Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
- Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
- Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
- Work as a team member
- Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
- Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
- Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
- Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107
This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.
- Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
- Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
- Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
- Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
- Set and meet work priorities
- Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
- Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
- Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
- Maintain professional growth and development
- Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
- Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
- Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed
UNIT OF COMPETENCY : DEVELOP CAREER AND LIFE DECISIONSUNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108
This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.
- Identify hazards and risks
- Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
- Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
- Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
- Evaluate hazards and risks
- Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
- Effects of the hazards are determined
- OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
- Control hazards and risks
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
- Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
- Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
- Maintain OHS awareness
- Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
- OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements
DEFINITION OF TERMS (FOUNDRY)
- Accuracy – Accuracy designates the degree of agreement of the measured size with its true magnitude as expressed in standard units of measurement.
- Caliper gauges – Caliper gauges are measuring device with jaws establish the length to be measured by positive contact. One of the jaws is integral with the graduated beam, the other has markings to indicate the corresponding scale position.
- Dial indicators – Dial indicators are instruments used to accurately measure a small distance. These may be used to check the variation in tolerance during the inspection process of a machined part, measure the deflection of a beam or ring under laboratory conditions, as well as many other situations where a small measurement needs to be registered or indicated.
- Diffraction gratings – Diffraction gratings are transparent plates, usually made of glass, having a large number of equally spaced parallel lines.
- DMC (Dimensional Mark-up Language) – DMC (Dimensional Mark-up Language) is the release and ongoing development and testing a global language for metrology systems interfaces.
- Gauge blocks – Gauge blocks are precision ground and lapped measuring standards. They are used as references for the setting of measuring equipment such as micrometers, sine bars, dial indicators (when used in an inspection role).
7. Line graduated master scales – Line graduated master scales is the basis for the operation of optical instruments for absolute length measurements.
- Line graduated rules – Line graduated rules are available in widely different degrees of accuracy to suit diverse requirements for plain length measuring tools.
- Metrology – Metrology designates the science of all measurements that are made by comparing the dimensionally measurable conditions of solids, or of diverse physical phenomena to generally accepted units of measurement. It is a branch of technology concerned with the measurement of geometrically defined dimensions of technical parts.
- Micrometer – Micrometer is a measuring device using rotation of the threaded spindle causes controlled advance of the spindle’s contact face relative to an integral reference face.
- Precision – Precision expresses the degree of repeatability of the measuring process. It designates how closely identical values are obtained when repeating the same measurement at various intervals, or duplicating them by means of different instruments.
- Random errors – Random errors are statistical fluctuations (in either direction) in the measured data due to the precision limitations of the measurement device.
- Sine bar – Sine bar is a hardened, precision ground body with two precision ground cylinders fixed at the ends. The distance between the centers of the cylinders is precisely controlled, and the top of the bar is parallel to a line through the centers of the two rollers.
- Standard deviation – Standard deviation is the measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data is, the higher the deviation.
- Tolerance – Tolerance is the allowable variance from a nominal value established by design engineers that is deemed non harmful to the functioning of the product.