Framework of Competencies by the Advanced Manufacturing Industry
Tier 1: Personal Effectiveness
1. Integrity: Displaying accepted social and work behaviors.
Use good manners
Maintain confidentiality as appropriate about matters encountered in the workplace
Treat supervisors and co-workers with respect
Perform quality work
Practice honesty with regard to company time and property
2. Motivation: Demonstrating a willingness to work.
Take responsibility for completing one’s own work assignment
Show initiative in carrying out work assignments
Take initiative in seeking opportunities to learn new skills and tasks
3. Dependability/Reliability: Displaying responsible behaviors at work.
Maintain appropriate grooming and hygiene
Do not attend to personal business on the job
Manage stressful situations effectively
4. Willingness to Learn: Understanding the importance of learning new information for both
current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Accept help from supervisors and co-workers
Learn new/additional skills related to the job
Learn about the products or services of the organization
Contribute to solving problems on the job through suggestions, recommendations and
Tier 2: Foundation Academic Competencies
1. Applied Science: Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Understand the scientific principles involved in industry-specific production processes
Apply basic science principles to work-related problems & production processes
2. Basic Computer Skills: Using a personal computer and related applications to convey and
Navigation and File Management
Use scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system.
Access and switch between applications and