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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.


Annual Salary
Hourly Wage







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.

Work Environment

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.

Job Outlook

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.