This unit covers obtaining the job instructions, conducting the pre-start checks, and operating and monitoring the computer controlled machine or process.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM07024B - Operate and monitor machine/process


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - making pre-start checks; - checking safety equipment and guards for correct operation; - following safety procedures; - selecting and verifying the correct computer controlled program; - operating the computer controlled machine; - identifying and reporting machine malfunctions; - checking parts/products for conformance to specification; - monitoring the machine or process for signs of tool wear; - taking corrective action, and; - reporting part or product deviations from specification.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - pre-start checks; - safety equipment and features associated with the machine/process; - safety procedures associated with the machine/process; - procedures for accessing computer controlled programs installed in the machine controller; - procedures for verifying the correct computer controlled program; - computer controlled machine operating procedures; - typical machine malfunctions; - procedures for reporting machine malfunctions; - measuring instruments/techniques; - examples of tool wear and the effect on product or part specifications; - procedures to be followed once tool wear has been detected; - replacing preset tools; - adjustments to tool offsets; - the effect of adjustments on part or product specifications; - procedures for reporting product or part deviations; - hazards and control measures associated with operating computer controlled machines/processes, including housekeeping, and; - safe workplace practices and procedures.

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