Manufacturing Production Technicians


Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
Also called: Engineering Technician, Quality Technician, Service Technician, Value Stream Manager

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

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

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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