Advanced Manufacturing Technician

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Alternate Title(s):
Manufacturing Production Technician; Electro-Mechanical Technician; Electronics Maintenance Technician  

Job Type:
Component Production

Education & Training Level:
Post-Secondary Credential

There are many routes to advanced manufacturing; post-secondary technical diplomas or certificates of varying length and focus cover everything from lean manufacturing to electronics maintenance. An Applied Associate’s Degree can jump start a manufacturing or engineering technician career.

Associate’s Degree; Certification

Work Experience:
1-3 years

Median Pay:

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Profile:
Advanced Manufacturing Technicians set up, test, and adjust plant machinery and equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or computer technologies.

Production technicians working in solar manufacturing may use a wide variety of technologies – including electronic, mechanical and digital – to set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery and equipment. Depending on their area of specialty, Advanced Manufacturing technicians may also help develop, operate or repair electronic or computer-controlled mechanical systems; monitor production processes or equipment for quality and productivity; support supply line engineering in the analysis and reporting of material and product issues; inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.

Equipment maintenance and repair; Quality control analysis; Machine control precision; Mechanical and/or electronic troubleshooting; Attention to detail; Deductive and inductive reasoning; Facility with machines and tools, electronics, and/or computers.

Able to take instruction from and communicate clearly with colleagues; Long attention span; Near vision.

Job Responsibilities:
Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production; Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions; Repair and maintain electronic or mechanical equipment; Use precision measuring instruments to verify dimensions and clearances of parts and products, ensuring conformance to specifications; Test products or subassemblies for functionality or quality; Adhere to all policies and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance; Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment; Communicate clearly with supervisor, peers or subordinates; Meet production and schedule requirements.

Working in a manufacturing plant; Operating Machines; Fixing precision equipment; Working with a team;

Did You Know?

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council has defined core competencies for production technicians, and awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its four modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; and Maintenance Awareness.

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