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What does a Manufacturing Process Technician do?

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

What are the Main Tasks of a Manufacturing Process Technician?

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