What does a Production Technician do?

Production technicians prepare, operate, and maintain equipment, generally in a manufacturing or production environment. They perform routine maintenance and repairs to keep equipment in good working order. They also inspect raw materials and final products, performing quality control evaluations to confirm items meet established standards. They are accountable for ensuring the facility maintains a safe and healthy work environment. They maintain production logs and other documentation.

Production technicians typically have at least a high school diploma, although additional training or education is an asset. They commonly have a background in production, logistics, or related roles. Must be able to stay calm in a fast-paced environment where they may be expected to meet production quotas. These roles may be physically challenging and require heavy lifting, climbing, and standing for long periods of time.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Written Communication
Operational Excellence
Attention To Detail
Microsoft Office Suite
Planning and Scheduling

Production Technician Seniority Levels

Production Technician
Software Engineer
29% made the transition
Software Developer
24% made the transition
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Production Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$41,612 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $42K
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