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Manufacturing Production Technicians

Also called: Engineering Technician, Quality Technician, Service Technician, Value Stream Manager

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What they do:
Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
On the job, you would:
  • Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Plant maintenance software
  • SAP Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • National Instruments Multisim
Analytical or scientific software
  • Cadence PSpice
  • Minitab Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$62,330
$34,690
$95,960
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