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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Necessary Skills

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting