Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing Technician
Manufacturing Technician - ManuFirstSC Certification

A basic manufacturing certification designed for South Carolinians needing entry-level eligibility for manufacturing employment. ManuFirstSC establishes areas of concentrated manufacturing businesses with a need for talent and a willingness to recognize the training in lieu of experience. The concept was developed and deployed in the Trident area and will be implemented in other areas of the state according to demand from manufacturers.

ManuFirstSC is a potential solution to address urgent pipeline shortages in the manufacturing industry. The 70-hour ManuFirstSC certification also has the potential to be integrated or stacked with the more rigorous Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certification.

Participant eligibility requirements:
  • Able to work in the United States
  • Earned bronze WIN/WorkKeys (ASVAB for veterans is also sufficient)
ManuFirstSC Curriculum
  • Section 1: Manufacturing Safety (40 Hours) (includes preparation for and testing MSSC Safety Certification Assessment)

    • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
    • Lockout/Tag Out (LOTO)
    • Maintaining a Clean Environment
    • Tool and Equipment Use
    • Customer Communications
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Conflict Management
  • Section 2: Quality Awareness (18 Hours)

    • Craft Math Basics
    • Precision Measurement
    • Lean Production
    • Quality Systems, 5S, and Continuous Improvement
    • Quality Improvement
    • Introduction to SPC and Control Charts
    • Quality Audits
    • Recognizing Problems
    • DMAIC Model for Six Sigma Improvements
  • Section 3: Production and Processes (8 Hours)

    • The Production Process
    • Machine Operations
    • Conditioning, Finishing, and Assembly
  • Section 4: Maintenance Awareness (4 hours)

    • Total Preventive Maintenance
    • 5 certifications are included with the ManuFirstSC curriculum including:
      • ManuFirstSC
      • Six Sigma – Yellow Belt
      • OSHA10
      • MSSC: Safety
      • EmployABILITY