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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Engineer   Establishes production planning and control process and measures the overall effectiveness of the organization, methods, systems, and procedures.
  Builds producibility into designs (tooling, facilities and products).
  Builds quality characteristics into the designs of products and services.
  Builds quality requirements into technical review criteria and program planning.
Industrial Specialist   Develops and carries out plans for the expansion, conversion, integration or utilization of industrial production facilities and conducts surveys of industrial plants to determine capacity and potential for production of specific commodities.
  Performs production surveillance/oversight of Defense contractors providing services or supplies (to include Contractor proposal reviews) based on mission and function of each agency and local organization.
  Performs Industrial Base studies for capability and capacity.
  Participates in Pre and Post award conferences.
Quality Assurance Specialist   Ensures the proper quality characteristics have been integrated into the products and validates/verifies adherence to specified requirements through test and measurement.
  Performs quality assurance surveillance/oversight of Defense contractors providing services or supplies (to include Contractor proposal reviews) based on mission and function of each agency and local organization.
  Performs Industrial Base studies for quality management.
  Participates in Pre and Post award conferences.
Business/Industrial Specialist  Performs planning, estimating, scheduling, or expediting the use of labor, machines, and materials in manufacturing operations producing equipment, systems, facilities, supplies, or maintenance.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 101  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training   PQM 101  Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Fundamentals
  CLE 003  Technical Reviews
  CLM 017  Risk Management
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 1 year of acquisition experience in manufacturing, production, or quality assurance

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Eng Ind Spc QA Spc Bus & Ind Spc
  BCF 130 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  CLB 007 Cost Analysis    
  CLC 001 Defense Subcontract Management
  CLC 006 Contract Terminations  
  CLC 007 Contract Source Selection
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
  CLE 001 Value Engineering
  CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts
  CLE 201 ISO 9000
  CLL 032 Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts from Entering the DoD Supply System
  CLL 062 Counterfeit Prevention Awareness
  CLM 014 Team Management and Leadership
  ENG 101 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering  
  EVM 101 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  LOG 100 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals
  LOG 102 Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management  
  TST 102 Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation  
 Baccalaureate degree (desired) in engineering, chemistry, physical science, mathematics, statistics, manufacturing or production management, industrial technology or management, business, quality assurance, or a related field
 At least 4 weeks of rotational assignments at a contractor and/or governmental industrial facility that includes experience in quality, manufacturing, engineering, and contracting
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
3 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in the Core Plus Development Guide at this and the lower level(s) if not already completed.
13 Some continuous learning (CL) modules have been created by extracting lessons in their entirety from a training course. If this is the case for the CL module(s) identified in the above Core Certification Standards, the course from which the CL module was extracted is identified in the “Notes” section of the CL course description and the course can be substituted to meet the certification standard.