Higher Technician in Mechanical Production Scheduling

 

General competence of this diploma:

Planning, scheduling and monitoring the machining and fitting of equipment manufacturing process, from the documentation of the process and specifications of the products to be manufactured, ensuring management and products quality, as well as the supervision of labour risk prevention and environmental protection systems.


Duration: 2000 hours

Total ECTS credits: 120

Modality: Dual training

 

Professional Modules an their respective learning outcomes [with ECTS credits]:
Graphical Interpretation (7 ECTS Credits)
  • Determines the forms and characteristics of the products to be manufactured, interpreting the symbols represented in the manufacturing plans.
  • Identifies whether or not the product to be manufactured supports specific forms and dimensions, analysing and interpreting the technical information included in the manufacturing plans.
  • Sketches tools to be used during the making processes, defining the constructive solutions in each case.
  • Interprets sketches of machine and equipment automation, identifying the represented elements in pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, programmable and non programmable installations.
Definition of the Processes of Machining, Shaping and Fitting (10 ECTS Credits)
  • Determines machining processes through stock removal, abrasion, electrical discharge and special procedures, analysing and justifying the sequence and variables of the process.
  • Determines shaping processes, analysing and justifying the sequence and variables of the process.
  • Determines fitting processes, analysing and justifying the sequence and variables of the process.
  • Determines machining, shaping and fitting costs analysing the costs of the different manufacturing solutions.
  • Distributes machinery and equipment throughout the plant relating their physical position with the manufacturing process.
Machining Through Computer Numerical Controlled Machine Tools(18 ECTS Credits)
  • Prepares the programs of numerical control, analysing and applying the different types of programming.
  • Organises his/her tasks during the machining process, analysing the process sheets and preparing the necessary documentation.
  • Prepares computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines, selecting tools and applying the required techniques or procedures.
  • Controls the machining process, relating the way the numerical control program works with the characteristics of the final process.
Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) (5 ECTS Credits)
  • Modifies the geometry of a part interpreting the specifications of the machining process applying CAD techniques.
  • Prepares programs of computer-aided manufacturing analysing the specifications of the work process and applying CAM techniques.
  • Organises his/her tasks during the machining process, analysing the process sheets and preparing the necessary documentation.
  • Adapts the CAM program checking that machined parts and processes comply with the established specifications.
Machined Automatic Systems Programming (9 ECTS Credits)
  • Identifies the components of a machined automated installation, analysing how they work and their position in the production systems.
  • Prepares the programs of the components of an automated system analysing and applying the different types of programming.
  • Organises and fine-tunes the components of an automated installation selecting and applying the required techniques or procedures.
  • Controls and supervises automated systems analysing the process and adjusting the parameters of the system variables.
Production Scheduling (8 ECTS Credits)
  • Draws up manufacturing programmes analysing the productive capacities of facilities, their possible adaptations and procurement needs.
  • Draws up maintenance plans and defines their control parameters, relating means requirements with the need of production.
  • Manages the documentation used in the production scheduling, defining and applying an organisation plan and processing information.
  • Monitors production relating control techniques with production requirements.
  • Determines the plan for the procurement of necessary raw materials and components analysing procurement models.
  • Manages the warehouse relating stock needs with storage, handling and internal distribution processes in accordance with production requirements.
Manufacturing Processes Implementation (9 ECTS Credits)
  • Organises the manufacturing processes implementation interpreting the specifications of the product and process sheets.
  • Prepares and fine-tunes machinery, equipment and tools that intervene in the machining and fitting process applying the required techniques and procedures.
  • Operates machinery and equipment that intervene in the machining and fitting process, relating how they work with the conditions of the process and the characteristics of the final product.
  • Carries out the first-level maintenance of machinery and tools relating it with its functionality.
  • Complies with the rules on labour risk prevention and environmental protection, identifying associated risks and measures and equipment to prevent them.
Quality Management, Labour Risk Prevention and Environmental Protection (9 ECTS Credits)
  • Defines actions to make the implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems easier, interpreting their basic concept and factors.
  • Defines actions to make the implementation and maintenance of business excellence models easier, interpreting their basic concept and factors.
  • Defines actions to make the implementation and maintenance of labour risk prevention systems easier, interpreting their basic concept and factors.
  • Defines actions to make the implementation and maintenance of environmental management systems easier, interpreting their basic concept and factors.
  • Recognises the main pollution sources that could arise from mechanical manufacturing companies describing the effects of the polluting agents on the environment.
Products Verification (9 ECTS Credits)
  • Determines control procedures, relating the dimensional characteristics of parts and manufacturing processes with the measuring frequency and tools.
  • Plans the monitoring of the characteristics and properties of manufactured products, relating destructive and non-destructive testing equipment and machinery with the characteristics to be measured or verified.
  • Calibrates measuring tools describing their systematic error-correcting procedures.
  • Determines the quality assurance of products and process stability calculating statistical data for the monitoring of the product and process.
Project on Mechanical Production Scheduling (5 ECTS Credits)
  • Identifies the needs of the productive sector, relating them with the standard projects that may satisfy them.
  • Designs projects related to the competences described in the diploma, including and developing their constituting stages.
  • Plans the project implementation, determining the intervention plan and associated documentation.
  • Defines the procedures for the monitoring and control of the project implementation, justifying the selection of variables and instruments used.
Professional Training and Guidance (5 ECTS Credits)
  • Selects job opportunities, identifying the different possibilities of labour integration, and the alternatives of lifelong learning.
  • Applies teamwork strategies, assessing their effectiveness and efficiency on the achievement of the company’s goals.
  • Exercises rights and complies with the duties derived from labour relationships, recognising them in the different job contracts.
  • Determines the protective action of the Spanish Health Service in view of the different covered eventualities, identifying the different types of assistance.
  • Assesses risks derived from his/her activity, analysing job conditions and risk factors present in his/her labour setting.
  • Participates in the development of a risk prevention plan in a small enterprise, identifying the responsibilities of all agents involved.
  • Applies protection and prevention measures, analysing risk situations in the labour setting of the Higher Technician in Mechanical Production Scheduling.
Business and Entrepreneurial Initiative (4 ECTS Credits)
  • Recognises skills related to entrepreneurial initiative, analysing the requirements derived from job positions and business activities.
  • Defines the opportunity of creating a small enterprise, assessing the impact on the performance setting and incorporating ethic values.
  • Carries out the activities for the setting-up and implementation of a company, choosing the legal structure and identifying the associated legal obligations.
  • Carries out basic administrative and financial management activities of an SME, identifying the main accounting and tax obligations and filling in documentation.
On the Job Training (22 ECTS Credits)
  • Identifies the company’s structure and organization, relating it to the production and marketing of the manufactured products.
  • Applies labour and ethic habits in his/her professional activity according to the characteristics of the job position and the procedures established by the company.
  • Determines machining processes establishing the sequence and variables of the process from the requirements of the product to be manufactured.
  • Prepares and fine-tunes machinery, equipment and tools that intervene in the manufacturing and fitting process applying the required techniques and procedures.
  • Measures dimensions and verifies characteristics of the manufactured parts following the established instructions of the control plan.
Occupations:

The Higher Technician in Mechanical Production Scheduling works in metal transforming industries related with the sub-sectors focused on the manufacturing of machinery and mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic and optical material and equipment and transport material corresponding to the industrial sector.

The most relevant occupations or jobs are the following:

  • Mechanics technician
  • Metal processing facilities manager
  • Manager of metal working machinery operators
  • Fitters manager
  • CNC programmer
  • Mechanical production automated systems programmer
  • Production programmer
Entry requirements:

Holding the Certificate in Post-Compulsory Secondary Education (Bachillerato) or holding the corresponding access test.

Access to next level of education/training:

This diploma provides access to University studies.