Training and Approval of Heat-Treating Personnel
|Publication Date:||1 December 1995|
This document requires that the company (facility) employing the personnel ensure a verifiable program of on-the-job training, experience, education, classroom instruction, and evaluation of personnel using either company-created programs or programs described herein.
It describes the requirements for training and approval of personnel performing certain heat-treating and associated operations. It also establishes that only approved personnel may perform or monitor the functions listed in Table 1 for the processes and materials listed in Table 2.
The company (facility) employing the heat-treating and associated personnel is the responsible agency for determination of its training and evaluation program and approval of the individual heat treaters and associated personnel.
Approved personnel must meet certain requirements of on-the-job training, education, classroom instruction, and evaluation. Some suggested on-the-job training may be substituted by experience and education. Some suggested classroom instruction may be substituted by equivalent experience. The company (facility) employing the personnel is responsible for determining these substitutions and equivalencies.
This document does not mandate any specific on-the-job training program or specific education or classroom instruction program. It does not require any specific testing or evaluation nor any specific question(s) on the test or evaluation. The ASM MEI and the MTI training and testing documents described herein are not required by this document; they are provided as sources which the heat-treating facility can obtain and use as needed.
This document is applicable to heat treatment of parts and castings, forgings, and fasteners. It is invoked only when cited by another specification, either the material or product specification or the heat-treating specification specified by the material or product specification or the engineering drawing. This procedure is not applicable for raw materials that are heat-treated at the producing mill, excluding forgings and castings as described above. It is applicable for raw materials heat-treated by an outside vendor, but only when invoked by specification. It is applicable to both heat treat vendors and to captive heat treat departments. It is not applicable to airline maintenance facilities, unless specifically specified.