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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
PRODUCTION, QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING   LEVEL III
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Engineer   Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams in establishing production planning and control processes and optimizing the overall effectiveness of the organization, methods, systems, and procedures.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams in building producibility into and evaluating effectiveness of designs (tooling, facilities and products).
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams in building quality characteristics into and evaluating effectiveness of quality systems used in the designs of products and services.
Industrial Specialist   Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams reviewing and evaluating adequacy of plans for the expansion, conversion, integration or utilization of industrial production facilities and conducting surveys of industrial plants to determine capacity and potential for production of specific commodities.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing 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.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing Industrial Base studies for capability and capacity.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing Pre and Post award conferences as subject matter experts.
Quality Assurance Specialist   Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams reviewing and evaluating the adequacy of plans, activities and systems to ensure the proper quality characteristics have been integrated into the products and validating/verifying adherence to specified requirements through test and measurement.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing quality 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.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing Industrial Base studies for quality management.
  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams performing Pre and Post award conferences as subject matter experts.
Business/Industrial Specialist  Trains, organizes and provides guidance to teams reviewing and evaluating 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 None required
 Functional Training  PQM 301  Advanced Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (R)
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 4 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
  ACQ 370 Acquisition Law (R)
  CLE 021 Technology Readiness Assessments
  CLL 008 Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems  
  CLM 055 Program Leadership
  ENG 301 Leadership in Engineering Defense Systems (R)      
  HBS 406 Coaching
  HBS 409 Decision Making
  HBS 424 Leading and Motivating
  HBS 427 Meeting Management
  HBS 441 Team Management
  PMT 352A Program Management Office Course, Part A      
  TLR 350 Advanced Technical Leadership (R)
Education
  Master’s 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 90-day rotational assignment at a contractor and/or government industrial facility that includes experience in quality, manufacturing, engineering, and contracting
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.