Skills Framework for Precision Engineering

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Precision Engineering Industry Transformation Map.

 

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Precision Engineering provides useful information on:

 

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Precision Engineering sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.  

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Precision Engineering contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes. 


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Precision Engineering, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

The Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Precision Engineering will be available by July 2019.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Two (2) tracks, (i) Technical and Engineering, and (ii) Management have been identified, which encompass 15 job roles.

Click to download the Career Pathways for the Precision Engineering sector. [PDF/Word]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Map covers a total of 15 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the two tracks..


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Precision Engineering

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Technical and Engineering

  • Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Process Specialist/Shift Leader/Group Leader/Team Leader [PDF/Word]

  • Automation Coordinator/Robot Coordinator [PDF/Word]

  • Master Craftsman [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant/Associate Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Product Engineer/Product Designer [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Engineer [PDF/Word]

Management

  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant Manufacturing Manager/Section Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Manager (Manufacturing/Operations/ Production) [PDF/Word]

  • Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Managing Director/General Manager/Vice-President [PDF/Word]

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Precision Engineering

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click on the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Precision Engineering. [PDF/Word]

Automation Management

  • Automated Operation Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Automated System Design [PDF/Word]

  • Automation Process Control [PDF/Word]

  • Automation System Maintenance [PDF/Word]

Big Data

Business and Organisational Management

Engineering and Manufacturing Fundamentals

  • Computer-aided Design [PDF/Word]

  • Computer-aided Manufacturing [PDF/Word]

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [PDF/Word]

  • Heat Treatment Processing [PDF/Word]

  • Hydraulic Systems Management [PDF/Word]

  • Metallic Material Characterisation [PDF/Word]

  • Pneumatic Systems Management [PDF/Word]

  • Polymeric Material Characterisation [PDF/Word]

Maintenance

  • Equipment Maintenance [PDF/Word]

  • Maintenance Coordination [PDF/Word]

Manufacturing and Operations

  • Cleanliness and Contamination Control [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Process Management [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Technology [PDF/Word]

  • Metrology Management [PDF/Word]

  • Precision Measurement [PDF/Word]

  • Production Line Set-Up [PDF/Word]

  • Production Shut-down and Re-start [PDF/Word]

Network Technology Management

  • Augmented Reality Application [PDF/Word]

  • Cyber Risk Management [PDF/Word]

  • Internet of Things Management [PDF/Word]

  • User Experience Design [PDF/Word]

  • User Interface Design [PDF/Word]

  • Virtual Reality Application [PDF/Word]

Organisational Development

Precision Manufacturing Process

Procurement

  • Procurement Performance Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Supply Chain Solutioning [PDF/Word]

Product Development

  • Engineering Product Design [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Process Design [PDF/Word]

  • New Product Introduction [PDF/Word]

  • Research and Development [PDF/Word]

Production Management

  • Production Performance Management [PDF/Word]

  • Production Planning [PDF/Word]

  • Production Resource Management [PDF/Word]

Productivity and Innovation

  • Continuous Process Improvement [PDF/Word]

  • Innovation Management [PDF/Word]

Quality Management

System Integration

  • Embedded System Integration [PDF/Word]

Technology Road Mapping

  • Technology Road Mapping [PDF/Word]

Value Engineering

Workplace Safety and Health

  • Emergency Response Management [PDF/Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Practice [PDF/Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health System Management [PDF/Word]

 

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Precision Engineering

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.
Click on the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Precision Engineering. [PDF/Word]

 

(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Precision Engineering sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.
Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.


(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service employees

For in-service employees who work in the Precision Engineering sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills. 

Technical and Engineering

  • Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Machinist/Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Process Specialist/Shift Leader/Group Leader/Team Leader [PDF/Word]

  • Automation Coordinator/Robot Coordinator [PDF/Word]

  • Master Craftsman [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant/Associate Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Product Engineer/Product Designer [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Engineer [PDF/Word]

Management

  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Assistant Manufacturing Manager/Section Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Manager (Manufacturing/Operations/ Production) [PDF/Word]

  • Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Managing Director/General Manager/Vice-President [PDF/Word]

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click [PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before referring to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Skills Framework Templates

 

This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

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    Skills Framework Workshop

    We encourage enterprises that are keen to learn how Skills Framework can enhance their Human Resource practices to sign up for the Skills Framework Workshop.

     

    HOW you will benefit

    • Understand the intent and purpose of the Skills Framework
    • Comprehend the components of the Skills Framework
    • Enhance HR practices in the areas of talent attraction, performance and career management, learning and development through the Skills Framework
    • Adopt the Skills Framework to improve people strategy and business outcomes

     

    WHO should attend

    • HR practitioners who: 
      • Develop strategic HR policies and processes
      • Develop in-house workplace learning tools and platforms
      • Review strategic alignment between corporate vision and human capabilities
    • Line managers and leaders who develop and deploy performance support tools

     

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