In this section, you are able to see what Skills are associated with which lines and the following.
- Line: The lines the skill is associated with.
- Role: The roles the skill is associated with.
Note: It is possible for a Skill requirement be associated with Roles only, and not a Line or Machine.
- Machine: The machines that a skill is associated with.
Note: It is possible for a Skill requirement be associated with Machines only, and not a Line or Role.
- Skill: The skill title associated with the line. (click the link to see the skill)
- Level Required to be Considered fully Trained: This setting is to show what is the minimum skill level for each person to be considered fully trained on this skill.
Example: You have a simple machine that does one small function, you might set the level required to be fully trained to operate the machine at a mid-level skill level like an intermediate.
- Category: This is the grouping of the skill.
- Roles: This is the user role that is required to be trained to this skill.
Note: Click the link to learn more about Roles: User Roles
- Active: This shows if the skill is active on the line.
Note: Remember to use the filters to narrow your search if needed in the upper right corner.
- Inactive Skill Requirements vs New Skill Requirements:
From time to time, Skill requirements may need to be changed, edited, or made inactive, all of which are easy enough to do. However, keep in mind that when a Skill Requirement is made inactive and has been for some time, and as new requirements are needed, ensure when you are creating a new Skill Requirement, that there is not already an identical existing Skill Requirement which may have been inactivated. In other words, make sure any new Skill Requirements do not duplicate a previous Skill Requirement that was inactivated.
When trying to create a new Skill Requirement, if you are unable to save what you believe to be a newly created Skill Requirement due to an error message from the system as shown below, here is the explanation:
This error message is indicating to the creator that the newly created Skill Requirement is conflicting with an existing requirement for the skill. It is likely that the error is due to an existing Skill Requirement that was previously inactivated.
Making a Skill requirement inactive will not remove the skill requirement in the system. Although currently inactive, the system retains this requirement and will allow the user to edit and update this requirement in the event this requirement is needed in the future. Once this previously inactive Skill Requirement has been edited and updated, this requirement can be made active.
If a new Skill Requirement is made that conflicts with an active or inactive requirement, the user will not be able to 'create' the Skill Requirement. This is because the system will not allow duplication of existing skill requirements. This is consistent with the manner in which the system will not allow duplication of existing, albeit inactive, codes.
It is a best practice to open, edit, and update the inactive Skill Requirement that was previously utilized and was later made inactive.
- Machine skills vs. Line skills
If a Skill Requirement has both a Line and a Machine selected, that skill will be checked when a user logs into the Line, and it will also be checked when a user checks into the Machine. If you only want the skill to be checked when logging into a Machine, do not select a Line in the Requirement.