Perform general machining
The unit of competency applies to the use of machinery to shape metal including lathes, mills, planers, shapers, radial arm drills, slotters and surface grinders.
This unit has been developed to support Engineering Tradesperson Mechanical apprenticeship training and the recognition of trade level skills in machining operations. Skills covered by this unit are generally applied in occupational and work situations associated with fitting and machining. It may also apply to other trade occupations requiring general machining skills. It may also apply in some circumstances to senior operators who have responsibility for machine set up, selection of materials and lubricants, establishment of datum points and basic marking out, and setting of speeds, feeds and other machining parameters.
This unit has application in the MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical qualification and other qualifications requiring a basic trade level of machining skills. It may also apply to MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering Production Technology and MEM30105 Certificate III in Engineering Production Systems and other qualifications requiring machining skills.
Machining is undertaken on one or more of a range of standard machine tools. Machines are not computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Where machining is undertaken without undertaking any set up including mounting of tools, setting of speeds, feeds and other operational parameters then either MEM07024$$B Operate and monitor machine/process or MEM07025B Perform advanced machine/process operation should be selected.
Drilling operations in this unit exclude those covered by MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations.
Where substantial marking out is required, MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) should be considered.
Where precision measurement is required, MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be considered.
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