What do Manufacturing Production Technicians do?
Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
- Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
- Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
- Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
- Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.
- Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.
- Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
- Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products.
- Test products or subassemblies for functionality or quality.
- Plan and lay out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
- Start up and shut down processing equipment.
- Prepare and assemble materials.
- Provide advice or training to other technicians.
- Measure and record data associated with operating equipment.
- Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
- Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports.
- Install new equipment.
- Keep production logs.
- Clean production equipment or work areas.
- Collect hazardous or non-hazardous waste in correctly labeled barrels or other containers and transfer them to collection areas.
- Provide production, progress, or changeover reports to shift supervisors.
- Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment.
- Build product subassemblies or final assemblies.
- Ship packages, following carrier specifications.
- Maintain inventory of job materials.
- Build packaging for finished products.
- Package finished products.
- Clean scrap materials for recycling or reuse, such as preparing aluminum scrap for cold-bonding processes or preparing paper for pulping or ink removal processes.
- Conduct environmental safety inspections in accordance with standard protocols to ensure production activities comply with environmental regulations or standards.
- Separate scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal.
- Transfer hazardous or non-hazardous waste materials to collection areas for disposal, recycling, or reuse.
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