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Manufacturing Production Technicians - 17-3029.09

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • 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

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Maintain clean work areas.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Package materials for transport.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare materials for processing.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Select project materials.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Production Technologist