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Manufacturing Production Technicians

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Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.

    Work Activities
    • Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.
    • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
    • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.
    • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
    • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
    • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products.
    • Test products or subassemblies for functionality or quality.
    • Provide advice or training to other technicians.
    • Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment.
    • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
    • Plan and lay out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
    • Install new manufacturing equipment.
    • Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
    • Start up and shut down processing equipment.
    • Prepare and assemble materials.
    • Keep manufacturing production logs.
    • Measure and record data associated with operating equipment.
    • Build product subassemblies or final assemblies.
    • Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports.
    • Provide production, progress, or changeover reports to shift supervisors.
    • Maintain inventory of job materials.
    • Clean production equipment or work areas.
    • Conduct environmental safety inspections in accordance with standard protocols to ensure that production activities comply with environmental regulations or standards.
    • Transfer hazardous or nonhazardous waste materials to collection areas for disposal, recycling, or reuse.
    • 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.
    • Collect hazardous or nonhazardous waste or scrap materials in correctly labeled barrels or other containers.
    • Package finished products.
    • Separate scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal.
    • Build packaging for finished products.
    • Ship packages, following carrier specifications.
    • Operation Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Visualization

      The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $57,970/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $27.87/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,280
    • Yearly Projected Openings 310
    Typical Education
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative
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    • Gage block set
    • Calipers
    • Boring machines
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    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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