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3.8 Working with Tools and Technology

Selecting, using, and maintaining tools and technology to facilitate work activity.

    3.8.1 Selection and application
    • Identify, select, and apply appropriate and cost-effective tools or technological solutions
    • Identify potential hazards related to the use of tools and equipment
    • Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures and safety standards
    • Use information technology and computer applications as it supports the gathering, storage, manipulation, and transfer of data and information
    3.8.2 Keeping current
    • Adapt quickly to changes in process or technology
    • Seek out opportunities to improve knowledge of new and emerging tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
    • Identify sources of information concerning state-of-the-art tools, equipment, materials, technologies and methodologies
    3.8.3 Maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Develop alternatives to complete a task if desired tool or technology is not available
    • Perform routine maintenance on tools, technology, and equipment
    • Determine causes of operating errors and decide what to do about it
    • Troubleshoot maintenance problems in accordance with established procedures
    • Perform work functions that require engaging in hands-on activity