After an initial screening, all accepted students will begin an introductory session to the PSImetals software. In the next step and after selection a learning path, participants attend two Associate level courses and receive their first certificate after passing the corresponding exams.
With the Associate certificate in hand, the participant is qualified to attend the Professional level. This level builds on on-the-job training (e.g. as part of a PSImetals project team) as well as practical classroom training.
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The basic requirements are:
The certification program starts with a 1-day webinar as a general introduction to the world of PSImetals. The overview session will introduce the different modules of PSImetals and their components.
For Associate certification, the participant must complete 2 Associate courses and successfully pass the exam for each course.
PSI reserves the right to provide possible course dates. A minimum number of participants per course is 3.
|Melt Shop Operator||3 days||From heat production order generation, raw material calculation and preparation, execution including quality decisions and post-production|
|Production & Quality Operator||5 days||From line preparation, staging, execution, post production and shipping & Special knowledge to analyze existing process data enabling improvement to their manufacturing process|
|Quality Planner||4 days||From specifying the sales order’s quality, planning of corresponding testing and sample requirements, defining specific tests and samples for production orders, executing after process quality control and finally creating charts to visualize process values|
|Yard Operator||5 days||From material receipt, material pre-staging and staging to goods issue by shipping & Special knowledge to manage exceptional situations in the coil yard|
|Production Planner||4 Days||From Sales & Operations planning of order and forecasts to flow & order planning of productions orders to achieve an optimal production plan|
|Production scheduler||5 Days||From order scheduling to piece by piece scheduling of casters, rolling mills and finishing lines to attain smooth production minimizing fluctuations, and ensures on time deliveries|
Exam: At the end of each course, the student must take the exam. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for participation in the project work and the Professional course.
For certification as a Professional, the participant must complete a hybrid program:
or 2 framework Courses, if participants select Solution Engineer learning path . (Read More)
The Professional course starts within 8 weeks after assignment to a PSI project.
PSI reserves the right to provide possible course dates. The minimum number of participants per course is 3 students.
|Melt Shop Operator||5 Days||
|Production & Quality Operator||4 days||
|Quality Planner||5 days||
|Yard Operator||4 days||
|Production Planning Configurator||8 days||
|Production Scheduling Configurator||7 days||
Examination: At the end of each course, the student must take the exam.
Based on the student's talents and with an eye toward the final role as an application consultant, the certification package includes 6 roles:
For each role an Associate and a Professional level of certification is provided.
After the successful accomplishment of the Associate level, PSI suggests to continue the learning process by using our sandbox system Metals Virtual Factory (MVF). This cloud-based solution provides a virtual representation of a typical production environment, and allows the Student to further gain experience with PSImetals and deepening the content learned so far.
This optional package includes also 2 hours per month for Q&A support.
After the PSImetals Overview Introduction, students need to decide to select either the Application Consultant path or the Solution Engineer path. If the students select the Application Consultant path (Figure 1), they ideally take 2 Associate courses and expands the knowledge and skills gained in a Professional course.
This provides a broader base at the Associate level and thus more flexibility for use in a PSI project. At the Professional level, the course topic should be tailored to the student's actual role and scope in the project.
On the Solution Engineer path (Figure 2), the students take one role-bound Associate-level course and one framework Associate-level course to maintain the connection to the application and deepen the framework knowledge at the professional level.