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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
PRODUCTION, QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING   LEVEL II
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Engineer   Leads teams in establishing production planning and control processes and optimizing the overall effectiveness of the organization, methods, systems, and procedures.
  Leads teams in building producibility into and evaluating effectiveness of designs (tooling, facilities and products).
  Leads teams in building quality characteristics into and evaluating effectiveness of quality systems used in the designs of products and services.
Industrial Specialist   Reviews and evaluates adequacy of 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 as subject matter experts.
Quality Assurance Specialist   Reviews and evaluates the adequacy of plans, activities and systems to ensure 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 as subject matter experts.
Business/Industrial Specialist  Reviews and evaluates adequacy of plans, estimates, schedules, or 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 202  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 203  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
 Functional Training   PQM 201A  Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part A
  PQM 201B  Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part B (R)
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 2 years 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 103 Fundamentals of Business Financial Management
  BCF 131 Applied Cost Analysis (R)
  CLC 040 Predictive Analysis and Scheduling
  CLC 041 Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering
  CLC 042 Predictive Analysis and Quality Assurance  
  CLE 007 Lean Six Sigma for Manufacturing
  CLE 008 Six Sigma: Concepts and Processes
  CLE 015 Continuous Process Improvement Familiarization
  CLE 017 Technical Planning  
  CLE 028 Market Research for Engineering and Technical Personnel
  CLE 032 Sustainable Manufacturing for DoD – Part 1
  CLE 301 Reliability and Maintainability
  CLM 025 Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Acquisition for Program Managers
  CLV 017 Performance Measurement Baseline
  ENG 202 Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part II (R)      
  HBS 434 Process Improvement
  HBS 437 Strategic Thinking
  LOG 103 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)  
  LOG 200 Product Support Strategy Development, Part A
  LOG 204 Configuration Management
  PMT 251 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257 Program Management Tools Course, Part II
  SYS 202 Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Part I      
  TST 204 Intermediate Test and Evaluation (R)      
Education
 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
Experience
  At least one 30-day rotational assignment at a contractor and/or government industrial facility that includes experience in quality, manufacturing, engineering, and contracting.
  Two (2) years experience in manufacturing, production, or quality assurance (in addition to core certification experience)
Notes:
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.
5 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.