The Manufacturing Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. Careers also include related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the Production Pathway work on the shop floor making parts or assembling them. They work with machines, making or assembling electronic parts, constructing or assembling modular housing, performing welding jobs, or printing various materials.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the in the Manufacturing Production Process Development Pathway are responsible for product design and design of the manufacturing process. They work with customers to ensure the manufacturing process produces a product that meets or exceeds customer expectations. They also monitor the manufacturing process and the materials used to manufacture the product.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the Maintenance, Installation & Repair Pathway perform preventive maintenance procedures on machines, tools and equipment. These are performed routinely and on a regular basis. They also troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical systems. This will include mechanical repair as well as using computer-based inventory control systems, retrieving information histories on each machine from computer records, and recording repair activities on the system to keep accurate records of repairs performed on each machine.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the Quality Assurance Pathway assure that standards and procedures are adhered to and that delivered products or services meet performance requirements. They may have responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the quality of parts and manufacturing processes. This could include identifying the raw product to ensure it meets specifications, as well as measuring or otherwise testing products and parts to ensure they meet required customer specifications.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the Logistics & Inventory Control Pathway work with an inventory of raw materials and finished parts. They move raw materials to the production line, unload trucks with raw materials, wrap pallets of finished products for shipment, and communicate with traffic managers.
- Individuals pursuing a career in the Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance Pathway ensure that equipment is being used safely in the workplace; plan for safety in new production processes; conduct health, safety and/or environmental incident and hazard investigations; conduct preventive health, safety and/or environmental incident and hazard inspections; and implement health, safety and/or environmental programs, projects, policies or procedures. They may train workers in health, safety and/or environmental issues and provide event documentation.
Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Cluster Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Production Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Manufacturing Production Process Development Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Maintenance, Installation, and Repair Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Quality Assurance Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Logistics and Inventory Control Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements
- Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance Pathway Level Knowledge and Skill Statements