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National Guideline Standards for Battery Machine Operator

Overview of Skills Categories

Following a deep analysis of hundreds of tasks associated with the production of cylindrical, pouch and prismatic batteries, the BWI identified the common skills, knowledge and abilities required for Battery Machine Operators. Skills categories found in the NGS include:

  • Safety
  • Mixing
  • Electrode prep
  • Winding
  • Deep can welding
  • Laser welding
  • E-filling
  • Notching
  • Stacking
  • Degassing and sealing
  • Formation
  • Basic soft skills

Creating the National Guideline Standards

BWI used a formal process known as Job Task Analysis to capture detailed information for the occupation in a spreadsheet that outlines its responsibilities, and a list of all the tasks associated with each responsibility. The completion of the Job Task Analysis served as the foundation to develop the NGS. In the future, this material will be used to develop a comprehensive curriculum, or job training guidelines, that includes instructional materials.

Practical Application of the National Guideline Standards

To test the NGS in the real world, the BWI will provide resources for a select number of Pilot Training Projects (PTPs). The key objective is to validate the effectiveness of the standards to meet real-world requirements in a variety of settings. The findings will be used to help produce a comprehensive training tool that will be circulated widely. If you’re interested in receiving a forthcoming PTP Request for Proposals (RFP), or if you have other questions related to the National Guideline Standards, please click below to contact the BWI team at

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