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Manufacturing and Industrial Production Technicians
Setup, test and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or computer technologies.
What Manufacturing and Industrial Production Technicians Do
Manufacturing and Industrial Production Technicians implement designs to use personnel, materials and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies and analyze production costs.
Most work in manufacturing industries. Most work full time.
How to Become a Manufacturing or Industrial Production Technician
Manufacturing and Industrial Technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges or technical institutes typically offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.
Employment of manufacturing and industrial production technicians is projected to decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. This is due in large part to projected declines in the manufacturing industries that employ them.