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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Read and interpret job requirements from documentation
  2. Start up machines/equipment
  3. Maintain varnish/resin production process
  4. Maintain operation of equipment/process conditions
  5. Shut down varnish/resin manufacture process
  6. Clean up

Required Skills

Required skills

OHS in relation to operating machinery such as safely switching off machinery before cleaning is started

communicating ideas and information by completing logs and checklists during manufacturing

collecting analysing and organising information by sampling the mix to maintain quality standards

planning and organising activities by completing startup checks prior to manufacture

teamwork when completing the mix in association with fellow workers

mathematical ideas and techniques by correctly measuring materials required for the mix

problemsolving skills by anticipating production difficulties and taking preventive action

use of technology by using manufacturing and measuring equipment

Required knowledge

OHS concerns that are elated to the production of varnishresin

manual handling issues that arise in the manufacture of varnishresin

safety equipment that is required and what do you need to check when fitting and using

equipment that is required for the manufacture of varnish

batch coding system used in the work area and the recording procedures used

checks to be made when measuring materials

properties that ink gains from the two basic components of varnish resins and solvents

characteristics and end use of gelled and nongelled varnishes

check to be made when preparing for filtration

ideal conditions for filtration of varnishresin product

prestartup checks that are required for TWO processes in varnish or resin manufacture

effect that water contamination has on the manufacture of varnishresin and what steps should be taken to avoid it

procedures for adding liquids or solids to a varnishresin mix

system that is in place for labelling containers of varnishresin

monitoring requirements for energy plant operation

inspectionsmonitoring that is carried out during varnishresin production

quality checks that are required during the filtration process

methods that are available for testing viscosity of varnishresin

manner in which the viscosity of a batch of varnishresin increased

procedure if the viscosity is too low

procedures for recording details about the formulations and inprocess testing where required

system for the disposal of liquid and solid waste

environmental issues that need to be considered when working with varnish resin and chemicalsadditives used in their manufacture

manuals safety and other documentation that are relevant to this task and where are they kept and information that is included in these documents

Evidence Required

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential

In the range from planned shutdown to emergency response

Demonstrate an ability to find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources

Use EITHER fusion cooking OR reaction to manufacture TWO batches of varnishresin including inprocess testing according to manufacturers and job specifications OHS requirements enterprise procedures and the listed Performance Criteria

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure

assessment may take place on the job off the job or a combination of these Off the job assessment must be undertaken in a closely simulated workplace environment

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge The following examples are appropriate for this unit

direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of onthejob performance by the candidate

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector workplace and job role is recommended

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Processes may include:

Fusion cooking or reaction.

Materials may include:

Range of raw materials/consumables, pigment, varnish, inks, chemicals used in cleaning.

Enterprise procedures may include:

Range of enterprise procedures within defined work area as documented in enterprise procedures (SOPs).

OHS may include:

Includes relevant legislation, regulations and enterprise policies/guidelines.

Machines/equipment may include:

Machines/equipment may include gel tanks, reactors, tanks, refrigeration units, air compressor, pan washer/scrubbers, pumps, valves, other vessels.

Shutdown may include:

In the range from planned shutdown to emergency response.

may include:

Varnish/resin manufacture and associated tasks are typically performed by operators working under limited supervision to ensure production requirements are met.

Documentation may include:

Range of work instructions including formulae, job dockets, work sheets, specifications, labels, material safety data sheets.

Adjustments/corrections may include:

In the range from normal operating to emergency response.