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Napanee District Secondary School

Skills Competition 2024 - Outdoor Powered Equipment (Small Engines)

Provide the competitors with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in both practical and theory applications pertaining to outdoor powered equipment.

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Skills Competition 2024 - Outdoor Powered Equipment (Small Engines)
Skills Competition 2024 - Outdoor Powered Equipment (Small Engines)

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

Napanee District Secondary School, 245 Belleville Rd, Napanee, ON K7R 3M7, Canada

Scope

Chairs: 

Brad Harpell, harpellb@limestone.on.ca

Glen McCallum, mccallumgc@limestone.on.ca

Judges: T.B.A.

9:00am - 9:30am          Competitor Registration & Welcome

9:30am - 12:30pm          Competition

12:30pm - 1:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm - 3:30pm          Competition

3:30pm - 4:00pm          Clean up

4:00pm - 5:00pm          Pizza & Results Submitted

5:30pm - 6:30pm          Awards

6:30pm - 7:30pm          Open House & Collect Projects/Tools

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:

To provide the competitors with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in both practical and theory applications pertaining to outdoor powered equipment.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO BE TESTED:

∙ To demonstrate the skills and knowledge involved with the air and liquid cooled engines, disassemble, and reassemble engines, carburetor theory and adjustments, electrical component testing, measuring, and identifying parts and measuring using tools such as, telescoping gauges, non-digital micrometers, Vernier calipers and auto ranging multi-meters.

  • All phases of measurement will deal exclusively with imperial.

∙     Use of repair manuals

∙     Technical competence

∙     Tool handling and recognition

∙    General knowledge of 4 cycle engines

∙     General knowledge of 2 stroke engines

∙    Following instructions

∙     Electrical wiring 12-volt DC circuits – relay control lighting circuit

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS:

Supplied by Committee:

∙ All tools supplied: feeler gauges, micrometers, vernier, bore gauges, dial indicators, ¼ - 3/8 adapter, 1/4 socket sets, piston ring compressors, torque wrenches, telescoping gauges, dead blow hammer, dvom, test light,

∙ Engines: Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke

∙ Manuals

∙ All equipment: Electrical Testing Board.

Please Note: Tools and materials may change based on availability.

  • A basic lunch and drink will be provided – if you have specific dietary requirements, please bring a lunch that is suitable for you.

Supplied by Competitor:

∙     CSA approved safety glasses.

  • CSA approved Safety footwear.
  • Lab/Shop coat if you wish.
  • Writing utensil
  • Calculator
  • A refillable water bottle and snacks for yourself throughout the day

Please note: Competitors are not to bring their own power tools unless specified in the scope.  Competitors are not to bring their own computer, notes, materials and assisting devices are not permitted unless listed above. Media devices, such as cell phones, smart phones, mp3 players or PDAs are not permitted on the contest site.

Prior to attending the students should be familiar and competent in the use of the tools and equipment listed above as well as what safety precautions will be observed during the competition.

SAFETY:

Safety is a priority at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. At the discretion of the judges and technical chairs, any competitor can be removed from the competition site for not having the proper safety equipment and/or not acting in a safe manner.

1. It is mandatory for all competitors to wear CSA approved eyewear (including side shields for prescription eyewear).

2. It is mandatory for all competitors to wear CSA approved footwear.

3. Jewellery such as rings, bracelets and necklaces or any items deemed unsafe by competition judges shall be removed.

4. Proper shop attire is to be worn (no loose straps, baggy sleeves). Any attire that is deemed unsafe by competition judges will not be permitted.

Competitors will not be permitted to compete until they have the needed safety equipment. Competition judges will have final authority on matters of safety. Competitors must show competence in the use of tools and/or equipment outlined in this scope and can be removed at the discretion of the judges and technical chairs if he/she does not display tool and/or equipment competency.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Written Test:                                         20

Electrical Practical:                                25

Engine Practical:                                35

Measurement                                        20

Total                                                100

A minimum score of 60% will be required to receive any ribbon or medal or to be eligible to advance to the Skills Ontario Provincial competition.

As the rules state, there are no ties. If the score is even after the contest closes. Competition Judges will have final authority of which contestant receives the gold metal.

Should you have any questions about this scope please contact the competition chair.

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