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Manufacturing Production Technicians

What Manufacturing Production Technicians do?

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

Work Environment.

Manufacturing Technicians spend little to no time at a desk and are almost always on their feet on the factory floor. Even when they are operating or monitoring a machine, they are still standing and alert. They spend most of the day they on their feet moving from work station to work station. In addition, the factory floor is often loud, and some factories may even require Manufacturing Technicians to wear ear protection.

How to Become a Manufacturing Production Technicians.

This is a very broad role so the level of education and training required will vary dramatically depending on the complexity of the product and its manufacturing process, how automated the manufacturing process is, how stringent the quality control standards are, the company and it’s manufacturing philosophy and the volume of production; whether it’s low volume, batch or mass production.


The median annual wage nationally was $63,590 in May 2019. Oregon Median is  $55,510 

Job Outlook

Employment of manufacturing production technicians is projected to grow 3% nationally  & 9% percent from 2018 to 2028 in Oregon,  Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

Further Information 

Please refer to DOL Link  or Contact Terry 

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