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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Conduct minor routine and breakdown maintenance on equipment and machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7106  Conduct minor routine and breakdown maintenance on equipment and machines 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Textiles 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-07-04  2009-07-04  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-07-04   2013-07-04  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this standard will be able to complete appropriate maintenance documents, recognise the need for action relating to maintenance, implement a maintenance plan, make adjustments to machine and equipment and change minor components on machines and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Appropriate credits in literacy and numeracy at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Excludes the overhauling of components or machines.
  • Adjustments will include incidental adjustments required to keep a machine or process going.
  • Excludes machine settings linked to change over and product specifications.
  • Maintenance will cover those areas which do not interfere with a normal operating routine.
  • This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of polymers, fibres, yarns and fabrics and includes the preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Complete documents 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate permits, as specified by company and legislative procedures, are used for required maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Requisition for spares are requested according to company procedures, and stock-holding best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Maintenance reports are completed at specified occasions, according to company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inspection reports are completed at specified occasions, according to company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Computer entries are accurately and correctly made where specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Job cards are used to direct specific problem areas, as per instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Components are tracked as appropriate, in accordance with the company procurement responsibilities and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Recognise need for maintenance action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Time periods are monitored against specified maintenance schedules and action initiated, in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Product is observed against product quality and performance specifications and action initiated, in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Machine variables are monitored against specified maintenance checklists and appropriate action taken, in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Unfamiliar behaviour is recognised using company norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Part malfunction is identified using company norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Isolating specific positions are carried out, in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement a maintenance plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Plans are correctly interpreted in terms of service intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Schedules are established, in accordance with maintenance and production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Maintenance will include cleaning, shut down and lubrication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Minor maintenance tasks, including cleaning, oiling and hand over to maintenance, are performed according to company procedures and machine manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make adjustments to machine and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Alignments are made according to company procedures and machine manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tensions are adjusted according to company procedures and machine manufacturers specifications.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Minor adjustments are carried out according to plan and according to company procedures and machine manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clearances are adjusted according to company procedures and machine manufacturers specifications.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Areas in need for adjustments are correctly identified using processing specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Change minor components 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work instructions are used to remove and replace components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Components are selected appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Specifications for the fitting of a component are followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The changed component will not affect the performance of the product. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Appropriate ETQAs within the Engineering Manufacturing and Technology field and the Education and Training Board for the Textile Industry will accredit providers and assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Understanding and using appropriate tools and equipment to make adjustments and remove and replace minor components.
  • Understanding the importance of oiling, cleaning and lubricating on the process and on the outcome of the product.
  • Understanding the appropriate techniques used to make adjustments and removing and replacing parts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of planning techniques.
  • Documents relating to maintenance. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that maintenance needs can be recognised and then appropriate action taken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others where help is required to conduct breakdown maintenance ensuring production is least affected. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities ensuring the required accuracy when conducting inspections and compiling reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively ensuring accuracy of documents and the fact that other people will need to interpret those. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology so that the appropriate tools can be used to undergo minor maintenance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48434   National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    5. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    7. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    8. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    9. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    10. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    11. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    12. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    13. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    14. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    15. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    16. Production Management Institute 
    17. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    18. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    19. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    20. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    21. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    22. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    23. Sabela Learning Academy 
    24. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    25. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    26. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    27. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    29. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.