ERIC Number: ED427149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
The Body of Knowledge & Content Framework. Identifying the Important Knowledge Required for Productive Performance of a Plastics Machine Operator. Blow Molding, Extrusion, Injection Molding, Thermoforming.
Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., Washington, DC.
Designed to guide training and curriculum development to prepare machine operators for the national certification exam, this publication identifies the important knowledge required for productive performance by a plastics machine operator. Introductory material discusses the rationale for a national standard, uses of the Body of Knowledge, conducting of the job analysis, and results of the job analysis. The remainder of the publication presents the 7 major knowledge content areas: (1) basic process control with 2 subcontent areas--operations, procedures--and a relative weight of importance (RWI) of 16 percent; (2) preventive and corrective action on primary/secondary equipment with 3 subcontent areas--identifying, troubleshooting, and recording; preventive action; and corrective action--and an RWI of 12 percent; (3) handling, storage, packaging, preservation, delivery of materials with an RWI of 11 percent; (4) quality assurance with 2 subcontent areas--quality assurance concepts, inspection and testing--with an RWI of 18 percent; (5) safety with 2 subcontent areas--safety procedures, safety regulations and information--and an RWI of 21 percent; (6) tools and equipment with an RWI of 8 percent; and (7) general knowledge with 2 subcontent areas--basic knowledge, manufacturing knowledge--and an RWI of 14 percent. Each subcontent area is further subdivided into lists of procedures or steps. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., Washington, DC.