Produce composites using vacuum bagging

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Plan own work requirements.

1.1 Identify equipment and processes used for production process and upstream and downstream operations from production plan or request.

1.2 Identify materials required including additives.

1.3 Implement measure to control identified hazards in line with duty of care.

1.4 Identify and check emergency stops, guards and controls.

1.5 Identify requirements for materials, quality, and production and equipment checks.

1.6 Identify materials, waste management and housekeeping needs.

2. Start up composites forming process to procedures.

2.1 Identify process setting required for product.

2.2 Adjust control panel (eg vacuum required) as required for factors such as temperature, material.

2.3 Check equipment, raw material and mould all match job requirements.

2.4 Check materials, resins, fibres are correct.

2.5 Take appropriate action for, non-conforming materials.

2.6 Set up date, batch and materials markings to specifications, as required.

2.7 Complete other pre-start checks.

2.8 Start up process.

3. Operate and make adjustments as required to the vacuum bagging process to procedures.

3.1 Operate composites forming equipment, noting key variables.

3.2 Monitor controls/displays/terminals for production and process data.

3.3 Take samples as required and identify product out of specification.

3.4 Monitor product/process quality.

3.5 Make adjustments to remedy faults and non-conformity as required.

3.6 Establish a stable vacuum bagging process.

3.7 Adjust process to minimise scrap and trim.

3.8 Clean, adjust and lubricate equipment as required.

4. Shut down machine to procedures.

4.1 Determine type of shut down.

4.2 Select appropriate cleaning method.

4.3 Clean efficiently and adequately as required.

4.4 Leave equipment in appropriate condition and with appropriate locks, tags or notices.

4.5 Complete relevant documentation.

4.6 Ensure area is clean and clear after the shutdown, in readiness for the next start-up.

5. Anticipate and solve problems.

5.1 Recognise a problem or a potential problem.

5.2 Determine problems needing priority action.

5.3 Refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person, with possible causes.

5.4 Seek information and assistance as required to solve problems.

5.5 Solve problems within area of responsibility.

5.6 Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD393B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology