Free Lathe Operator Course (6Months)

Lathe Operator:

Brief Job Description

A Lathe Operator is responsible for setting up, operating and monitoring lathe or turning machines, shaping or threading wire, rod or bar stock. A lathe operator studies blueprints and tooling instructions to determine the correct procedure for machining the component in such a manner that facilitates maximum efficiency in tool usage and time. The operator also performs machine maintenance and checks tools for signs of wear.

Personal Attributes

The job requires an individual to work long hours. The individual should have good understanding of the Lathe machine including technical aspects, associated tools and equipment. The individual should have proper knowledge of the service related activities, schedules and preventive maintenance of the Lathe machine. The individual should be hard working and should have manual dexterity.

Plan and organise work to meet expected outcomes:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Work requirements including various activities within the given time and set quality standards

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.                 keep immediate work area clean and tidy

PC2.                 treat confidential information as per the organisations guidelines

PC3.                 work in line with organisations policies and procedures

PC4.                 work within the limits of job role

PC5.                 obtain guidance from appropriate people, where necessary

PC6.                 ensure work meets the agreed requirements

Appropriate use of resources

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC7.                 establish and agree on work requirements with appropriate people

PC8.                 manage time, materials and cost effectively

PC9.                 use resources in a responsible manner

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.     the organisations policies, procedures and priorities for area of work, role and responsibilities in carrying out that work

KU2.     the limits of responsibilities and when to involve others

KU3.     specific work requirements and who these must be agreed with

KU4.     the importance of having a tidy work area and how to do this

KU5.     how to prioritize workload according to urgency and importance and the benefits of this

KU6.     the organisations policies and procedures for dealing with confidential information and the importance of complying with these

KU7.     the purpose of keeping others updated with the progress of work

KU8.     who to obtain guidance from and the typical circumstances when this may be required

KU9.     the purpose and value of being flexible and adapting work plans

KU10. how to complete tasks accurately by following standard procedures

KU11. technical resources needed for work and how to obtain and use these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.     write in at least one language

GS2.     read instructions, guidelines/procedures

GS3.     ask for clarification and advice from appropriate persons

GS4.     communicate orally with colleagues

GS5.     make a decision on a suitable course of action appropriate for accurately completing the task within resources

GS6.     agree objectives and work requirements

GS7.     plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS8.     deliver consistent and reliable service to customers

GS9.     check own work and ensure it meets customer requirements

GS10. anomalies to the concerned persons

GS11. analyse problems and identify work-arounds taking help from

GS12. apply own judgement to identify solutions in different situations

Work effectively in a team:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Effective communication

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.    maintain clear communication with colleagues

PC2.    work with colleagues

PC3.    pass on information to colleagues in line with organisational requirements

PC4.. work in ways that show respect for colleagues

PC5.    carry out commitments made to colleagues

PC6.    let colleagues know in good time if cannot carry out commitments, explaining the reasons

PC7.            identify problems in working with colleagues and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8.    follow the organisations policies and procedures for working with colleagues

PC9.    ability to share resources with other members as per priority of tasks

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. the organisations policies and procedures for working withcolleagues, role and responsibilities in relation to this

KU2. the importance of effective communication and establishing goodworking relationships with colleagues

KU3. different methods of communication and the circumstances inwhich it is appropriate to use these

KU4. benefits of developing productive working relationships withcolleagues

KU5. the importance of creating an environment of trust and mutualrespect

KU6. whether not meeting commitments, will have implications onindividuals and the organisation

KU7. different types of information that colleagues might need and theimportance of providing this information when it is required

KU8. the importance of problems, from colleagues perspective andhow to provide support, where necessary, to resolve these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.     complete well written work with attention to detail

GS2.     read instructions, guidelines/procedures

GS3.     listen effectively and orally communicate information

GS4.             make decisions on a suitable course of action or response

GS5.             plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS6.             check that the work meets customer requirements

GS7.     deliver consistent and reliable service to customers

GS8.             apply problem solving approaches in different situations

GS9.             apply balanced judgements to different situations

GS10. apply good attention to detail

GS11. check that the work is complete and free from errors

GS12. get work checked by peers

GS13. work effectively in a team environment

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Maintain a healthy,safe and secure working environment:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Resources needed to maintain a safe, secure working environment

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.    comply with organisations current health,safety and security policies and procedures

PC2. report any identified breaches in health,safety, and security policies and procedures to the designated person

PC3.. Coordinate with other resources at the workplace to achieve the healthy, safe and secure environment for all incorporating all government norms esp. for emergency situations like fires,earthquakes etc.

PC4.    identify and correct any hazards like illness, accidents, fires or any other natural calamity safely and within the limits of individuals authority

PC5.    report any hazards outside the individuals authority to the relevant person in line with organisational procedures and warn other people who may be affected

PC6.    follow organisations emergency procedures for accidents, fires or any other natural calamity

PC7.    identify and recommend opportunities for improving health,safety, and security to the designated person

PC8.    complete all health and safety records are updates and procedures well defined

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.     legislative requirements and organisations procedures for health, safety and security and individuals role and responsibilities in relation to this

KU2.     what is meant by a hazard, including the different types of health and safety hazards that can be found in the workplace

KU3.     how and when to report hazards

KU4.     the limits of responsibility for dealing with hazards

KU5.     the organisations emergency procedures for different emergency situations and the importance of following these

KU6.     the importance of maintaining high standards of health, safety and security

KU7.     implications that any non-compliance with health, safety and security may have on individuals and the organisation

KU8.     different types of breaches in health, safety and security and how and when to report these

KU9.     evacuation procedures for workers and visitors

KU10. how to summon medical assistance and the emergency services,where necessary

KU11. how to use the health, safety and accident reporting procedures and the importance of these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.     complete accurate, well written work with attention to detail

GS2.     read instructions, guidelines/procedures/rules

GS3.     listen and orally communicate information

GS4.     make decisions on a suitable course of action or response

GS5.     plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS6.     build and maintain positive and effective relationships withcolleagues and customers

GS7.     apply problem solving approaches in different situations

GS8.     analyse data and activities

GS9.     apply balanced judgements to different situations

GS10. apply good attention to detail

GS11. check that the work is complete and free from errors

GS12. get work checked by peers

GS13. work effectively in a team environment

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Perform and finish all assigned jobs on Lathe machine:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Machine various aggregates through a Lathe Machine

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.      set up and operate numerically controlled horizontal lathe to perform operations, such as turning, boring, facing, and threading parts, such as castings, forgings and bar stock

PC2.      understand machine operation and adjust controls to ensure conformance with specified tolerances

PC3.      set tools before positioning them in lathe, using precision gauges and instruments

PC4.      mount work piece between centres, in chuck, or to faceplate, manually or using hoist

PC5.      select and install pre-set tooling in tool posts, turrets or indexing heads, and automatic-tool- change magazine, in sequence specified on process sheet

PC6. .    depresses buttons, toggles, or sets tape and starts machining operation

PC7.      set cutting specifications and position cutting tool and work piece in relation to each other, and start machine

PC8.      select cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut

PC9..     move cutter or material manually or by turning hand wheel to mill work piece to specifications

PC10.    numerical displays on control panel and compares with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates, and speeds of machining cuts

PC11.    verify alignment of work piece on machine, using measuring instruments, such as rules, gauges, or callipers

PC12.    install, align & secure tools, attachments, fixtures & work pieces on machines, using hand tools & precision measuring instruments

PC13.    dials and switches to override tape control and correct machine performance, applying practical knowledge of lathe operation

PC14.    inspects first-run piece and spot-checks succeeding pieces for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and precision dial gauges.

PC15.    job packet and organizes materials for next run during automatic tapecontrolled cycles to shorten changeover time

PC16.    ensure that the piece meets specifications after completing finishing works

PC17.    all machine malfunctions to supervisor

PC18.. change worn tools and perform routine maintenance

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.     standard operating procedures for performing operations related to lathe machine

KU2.     process flow of lathe operations performed

KU3.     organisational and professional code of ethics and standards of practice

KU4.     safety and health policies and regulations for the workplace

KU5.     how to operate and control machining operations related to lathe machine such as : turning operations drilling milling (peripheral and facing milling) boring shaping and planning broaching sawing cutting operations knurling taper turning

KU6.     to adjust a rotating speed, a cutting depth and a sending speed of lathe machine

KU7.     how to use and handle tools related with operating lathe machine including : chuck face plate collate engine lathe chucking machine bar machine drill press vice, jig and fixture milling cutters pallet shuttles swarfs spindle morse taper

KU8.     to handle loading and unloading of lathe parts

KU9.     to protect lathe parts from damage during loading and set up

KU10. to operates a forklift or lifting devices for movement of parts

KU11. to position, secure, and align cutting tools in tool holders on machines, using hand tools, and verify their positions with measuring instruments

KU12. select and set cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut

KU13. compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics

KU14. how to replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines

KU15. how to retest and modify the lathe machine program to enhance efficiency

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.     complete and maintain workplace records on inspection, diagnosis and repair activities

GS2.     maintain all office records required on the job (e.g. stock records, job cards,repair quotations, personnel records, time sheets, meeting notes etc.)

GS3.     record all diagnostic inspections and tests carried out on a vehicle

GS4.     write in at least one language

GS5.     read process sheets, blueprints, and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up, and operating requirements

GS6.     read and interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances in the job to be done involving the lathe machine

GS7.     interact with superiors and other support staff

GS8.     communicate with supervisor, engineers, production control, quality and other shop personnel for assignments and to resolve lathe machining or quality issues

GS9.     determine the nature and objective of the analysis and evaluation required and decide on the diagnostic techniques to be applied

GS10. plan work according to the pendencys as reported for repair / machining of the various components on a daily basis and provide estimates of time required for each piece of work (e.g. by evaluating work assigned on a job card and providing time estimates for each service/ repair activity)

GS11. prioritise actions to achieve required outcomes to quality machining of the components within the given tolerance levels

GS12. ensure that customers requirements are assessed and satisfactory service is provided

GS13. recognise a workplace problem or a potential problem and take action

GS14. determine problems needing priority action

GS15. refer problems outside area of responsibility to concerned person (e.g. unavailability of required spare parts or materials in the workshop)

GS16. gather information and provide assistance as required to solve problems

GS17. analyse the complexity of work to determine if it can be successfully carried out

GS18. analyse, evaluate and apply the information gathered from observation,experience, reasoning, or communication to act efficiently

Assessment Guidelines:

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Element/ Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Element/ PC.
  • The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  • Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option NOS/set of NOS.
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/ training center based on these criteria.
  • To pass the Qualification Pack assessment, every trainee should score the Recommended Pass % aggregate for the QP.
  • In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.