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Manufacturing Production Technicians

Set up and test manufacturing equipment with specialized technologies.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Median wages for the broader occupation, Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other, are $33.04 / hour.

Education:

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
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Job Title Examples:

Advanced Manufacturing Technician
Production Technician
Production Technician, Semiconductor Processing Equipment

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On the Job

 

Manufacturing Production Technicians set up and test manufacturing equipment. To do this, they use any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies. They must follow all rules and regulations for safe working conditions.

 

Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:


Typical Working Conditions

 

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Education & Credentials

 

This is a new or emerging specialty. The information on this page is based on the broader career that this specialty is part of, Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.

 

Educational Requirements

Not available

 

Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma3.2
High school diploma or equivalent22.9
Some college, no degree31.1
Associate degree22.4
Bachelors degree16.8
Masters degree2.9
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree0.6

 

Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Little or no on-the-job training to become competent.

 

Current Training Opportunities


Related Programs

 

Majors

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Transfer Options

 

Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Applied Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Computer Applications
  • Drafting
  • Electronics
  • Geometry
  • Industrial Technology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Technical Writing
  • Trigonometry

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

 

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Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Manufacturing Production Technicians


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Manufacturing Production Technicians



Interests


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Describe Your Skills


This is a new or emerging career specialty. Skill statements are still under development.

 

Careers that Use Similar Skills


The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Manufacturing Production Technicians.

 

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Job Title Examples


Advanced Manufacturing Technician,  Production Technician,  Production Technician, Semiconductor Processing Equipment,  Research and Development Machinist,  Manufacturing Process Technician,  Product Introduction Manager,  Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician,  Solar Hot Water Heater Manufacturing Technician 

 

Where Do Manufacturing Production Technicians Work?


Manufacturing Production Technicians often work in the following industries.

 

Similar Careers


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