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Unit of competency details

MEM07008 - Perform grinding operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM07008D - Perform grinding operationsSupersedes and is equivalent to MEM07008D Perform grinding operations 25/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 26/Jun/2019


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030707 Metal Fitting, Turning And MacHining  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030707 Metal Fitting, Turning And MacHining  26/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM07008D Perform grinding operations

Application

This unit of competency has been developed for Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical apprenticeship training and the recognition of trad- level skills in performing grinding operations and checking finished components for conformance to specifications.

Skills covered by this unit are generally applied in occupational and work situations associated with trade-level fitting and machining work.

Where the selection and use of precision mechanical measurement is required unit MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of power tools/hand held operations is required unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Band: A 

Unit Weight: 4 

Pre-requisite Unit

MEM07005

Perform general machining

MEM09002

Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011

Undertake manual handling

MEM12023

Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024

Perform computations

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006

Plan work activities

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information

MEM18001

Use hand tools

Competency Field

Machine and process operations

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Determine job requirements 

1.1

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2

Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4

Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions

2

Prepare to undertake work 

2.1

Determine sequence of operations to meet job specifications

2.2

Select and apply appropriate holding devices

2.3

Check machine guards, coolant and dust extraction devices

3

Select grinding wheels and accessories 

3.1

Select and dress wheels based on knowledge of grinding wheel structure and application

3.2

Select accessories to facilitate production to job specifications

4

Perform grinding operations 

4.1

Set up grinding machine and adjust in accordance with defined procedures

4.2

Ensure work is securely held to avoid damage to product, and meet safety requirements

4.3

Perform grinding operations to specifications

5

Check components 

5.1

Check components for compliance with specifications

5.2

Rectify non-compliant product in accordance with SOPs

Foundation Skills

This section describes those required skills (reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy) that are essential to workplace performance in this unit of competency.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Grinding machines include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • surface
  • cylindrical
  • centreless

Specifications include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • dimensions and tolerances
  • geometry and tolerances
  • surface finish

Holding devices include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • vices
  • clamps
  • magnetic chucks
  • face plates
  • collets
  • 3/4 jaw chuck

Wheels include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • shape
  • grit/bond composition

Balanced includes the following: 

  • static and dynamic balancing

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM07008D Perform grinding operations

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM07008D Perform grinding operations

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two (2) occasions and include:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices
  • determining requirements for grinding job, including quantity, material, measurements and tolerances
  • planning a job, including identifying required measuring instruments and equipment, safety equipment, holding devices, grinding wheels, accessories and sequence of operations
  • identifying guard, coolant and dust extraction requirements and checking equipment and coolant before grinding operation
  • securely hold job for grinding operations
  • performing grinding operation to specifications
  • checking components for conformance to specifications
  • rectifying non-compliant product.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • reasons for selecting the chosen sequence of grinding operations
  • application of a range of holding devices/accessories
  • reasons for selecting specific work holding devices, tools, techniques and equipment
  • coolant selection and function
  • standard grinding wheel shapes
  • range of abrasive materials used in grinding wheels
  • factors impacting grinding wheel selection, including:
  • grain size of abrasive particles
  • grade or strength of bond
  • bond material
  • grinding wheel dressing tools and their application
  • internal/external cylindrical grinding process
  • principles of effective clamping
  • grinding operations and procedures
  • function of grinding accessories
  • tools, techniques and equipment for checking components for conformance to specifications and rectifying non-compliant components.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • have vocational competency in performing grinding operations at least to the level being assessed with relevant industry knowledge and experience
  • satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or its replacementand comply with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, its replacementor equivalent legislation covering VET regulation in a non-referring state/territory as the case requires.
  • Assessment must include evidence of 160 hours of workplace practice associated with the skills of this unit in a functioning workplace.
  • All aspects of competent application of the unit must be addressed including prerequisite competency units and associated workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Knowledge assessment may be either verbal or written but must adequately reflect the knowledge requirements of the unit and its prerequisites in a functioning workplace.
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications.
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2