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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Manufacturing Production Technicians *
 
Manufacturing Production Technicians
(O*NET 17-3029.09, SOC 17-3029)
What they do
Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
 
Also called:
Engineering Technician, Experimental Machining Lab Manager, Final Operations Technician, Metallurgical Lab Technician, Quality Assurance Technician, Quality Technician, Service Technician, Support Technician, Tool Room Supervisor, Value Stream Manager
 
 
Wages
Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other*
Southern Vermont Balance of State - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 19.48   $40,510  
25% $ 21.48   $44,680  
Median $ 24.20   $50,340  
75% $ 29.94   $62,270  
90% $ 35.29   $73,400  
 
Average $ 25.60   $53,260  
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Industries of Employment
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
27%
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
18%
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
6%
  • Administrative and support services
5%
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
5%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • 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.
  • Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • 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.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking
    Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
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Projected Employment
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other*
 Vermont
2018 employment 53
2028 employment 54
Annual percent change
(compounded)
0.2%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
5
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Education and Experience:
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Associate's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    None
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Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   17%
Associate's degree   22%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  35%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  26%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interacting With Computers
    Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
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