What does a Process Technician do?

Process technicians monitor and improve the manufacturing process for various sectors and industries and are responsible for monitoring and adjusting machine parameters, to report equipment malfunctions, and to observe and test batch quality.

Process technicians identify machine faults and production rate errors and maintain the production logbooks. They report faults and breakdowns to supervisors and production engineers and are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe production area. They look for areas of production that could be improved or increased, and they ensure team members will adhere to safety measures and protocols. Process technicians need a minimum high school diploma or equivalent and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering as well as three years of experience as a proxy technician.

What responsibilities are common for Process Technician jobs?
  • Oversee inventory and distribution of equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for controlling the inventory, reordering supplies, and checking expiration dates.
  • Inspect, disassemble, sort, clean, and process reusable instrumentation and equipment.
  • Diagnose problems, replaces or repairs parts, make process adjustments.
  • Maintain current training status on all applicable standard operating procedures.
  • Create processes and tools for mobile use of GIS for data collection and consumption.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of department and all processing equipment.
  • Unload supplies, ensuring items are not compromised and stored in correct location according to tracking system storage locations.
  • Support implementation of new technology for process execution and/or analysis.
What are the typical qualifications for Process Technician jobs?
  • Associate Degree or higher in engineering or applied sciences.
  • Exhibit strong leadership, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • Completion of CRCST certification program.
  • Requires good manual dexterity.
  • Basic understanding of writing protocols.
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Process Technician make?

Confident
$82,730 /yr
Total Pay
$45,392
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$37,338
 /yr

Additional Pay

$82,730

 / yr
$36K$730K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Process Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Process Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Process Technician
$82,730/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
29%
5 - 7
2%
8+
49%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Process Technician Insights

Read what Process Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
GLOBALFOUNDRIESGLOBALFOUNDRIES
Process Technician
Apr 14, 2022

“Good benefits I guess and vision and dental”

Bristol Myers SquibbBristol Myers Squibb
Process Technician
Feb 22, 2021

“Good good good good good”

CannaPiece GroupCannaPiece Group
Processing Technician
Jul 15, 2021

“Good good good good good”

Neiman MarcusNeiman Marcus
Process Technician
Jan 28, 2021

“Work and home life balance is terrible”

University of MissouriUniversity of Missouri
Sterile Processing Technician
Mar 23, 2021

“HR was limited and I was bullied by my supervisor.”

Froedtert HealthFroedtert Health
Sterile Processing Technician
Jan 7, 2022

“Froedtert offers incentive pay which is nice.”

ViegaViega
Process Technician II
Apr 29, 2022

“Supervisor on 3rd isn’t worth a poop to afraid to do his job trying to be cool.”

MöllerGroupMöllerGroup
Process Technician
Mar 18, 2022

“Don't expect a pay increase unless you're prepared to really fight for it.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Process Technician

When working as a Process Technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CRCST, Critical Thinking, Excellent Communication, SharePoint 2010, and MS Access.

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The most common qualifications to become a Process Technician include a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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