MEM07008 - Perform grinding operations

Unit code: MEM07008 | Study level: TAFE
MEM07005 - Perform general machining
MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 - Perform computations
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 - Plan work activities
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
MEM18001 - Use hand tools
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency has been developed for Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical apprenticeship training and the recognition of trad- level skills in performing grinding operations and checking finished components for conformance to specifications.

Skills covered by this unit are generally applied in occupational and work situations associated with trade-level fitting and machining work.

Where the selection and use of precision mechanical measurement is required unit MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of power tools/hand held operations is required unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


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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:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices;
  • determining requirements for grinding job, including quantity, material, measurements and tolerances;
  • planning a job, including identifying required measuring instruments and equipment, safety equipment, holding devices, grinding wheels, accessories and sequence of operations;
  • identifying guard, coolant and dust extraction requirements and checking equipment and coolant before grinding operation;
  • securely hold job for grinding operations;
  • performing grinding operation to specifications;
  • checking components for conformance to specifications, and;
  • rectifying non-compliant product.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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