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Become A Finishing Technician

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Working As A Finishing Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $63,906

    Average Salary

What Does A Finishing Technician Do At National Oilwell Varco

* Maintains accurate and detailed records on all thermal spray processes.
* Performs work safely and adheres to applicable OSHA regulations and/or rules adhered to by the HVOF cell.
* Coatings Technician/Robotics Operator
* Follows and assists in generating Coatings Procedures
* Performs HVOF Gun Overhaul
* Maintain Cubicle logs and cleaning schedule
* Maintain Daily Coatings Activity Log/ daily operator log entry
* Track Coatings Production Scheduling
* Performs preventative maintenance functions as needed.
* Assist maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting
* Assist maintenance on basic maintenance
* Daily Finishing Log Oversight
* Proficiency and use of micrometers and measuring instruments
* Bauer Lathe Polisher Operator
* All other duties as assigned

What Does A Finishing Technician Do At Cirrus Aircraft

* Familiarity with the processes tied to generating low volume tooling including hand layup, pattern sanding, application of gelcoat, and spraying primer and paint.
* A solid understanding of how multi-component products like resin, gelcoat, primer, and paint are portioned and properly mixed.
* Excellent attention to detail enabling the fabrication of complex interior components and the patience to work thru the initial installation.
* Strong creative mind that excels at solving problems and can successfully collaborate with a wide audience during the development of new technologies and designs.
* Uses specifications, drawings, and verbal instructions to layout a fabrication plan and determine sequence of operations prior to building the end product.
* Ability to safely and efficiently use a wide variety of body working tools including sanders, buffers, paint guns, and traditional hand tools.
* Ability to change a job task at a moment’s notice and a strong drive for continuous improvement and learning new skills.
* Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook programs

What Does A Finishing Technician Do At Mpg

* Insure quality of die cast part by visually inspecting castings and performing finishing operations and packaging for shipment, operating all machines and equipment related to this process.
* Perform finishing technicians job as required.
* Receive instructions from supervisor.
* Fill out and attach proper shipping ticket or special tag as required.
* Move parts from production to designated areas and supply empty containers using lift truck as required.
* Set-up and perform testing, gauging, finishing, deburring, trimming as required.
* Drill, ream, tap, and/or counterbore holes using proper equipment.
* Run wheelabrator, vibratory equipment and trim press.
* Hand file, grind, remove burrs, and flash from castings as required.
* Inspect castings prior to packing per customer qualifications.
* Record all data for process control, SPC charts and scrap logs.
* Perform all other duties as assigned by

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How To Become A Finishing Technician

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges and technical institutes generally offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.


High school students interested in becoming industrial engineering technicians should take courses in math, science, and drafting, where available. Courses that help students develop computer skills are helpful when the students later need to learn computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing software, known as CAD/CAM.

Postsecondary programs in industrial engineering are offered at vocational–technical schools, technical institutes, and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools and technical institutes serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers. These programs generally award a certificate. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but usually include more theory-based and liberal arts courses. Students who complete these programs earn associate’s degrees.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs.

Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Communication skills. Industrial engineering technicians receive instructions from industrial engineers. They must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions and communicate problems to their supervisors.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out why certain processes or operations are not working as well as they might. They must ask the right questions to identify and correct weaknesses.

Detail oriented. Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.

Math skills. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Observational skills. These technicians spend much of their time evaluating the performance of other people or organizations and then make suggestions for improvements or corrective action. They must gather and record information without interfering with workers in their environments.

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Finishing Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Swahili

  • Swedish

  • Hmong

  • Lingala

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Top Finishing Technician Skills

  1. Safety Guidelines
  2. Finish Tech
  3. Customer Specifications
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Demonstrated ability to receive, understand and implement specific instructions and safety guidelines in a highly toxic and hazardous environment.
  • Finish Tech.Note: Please refer to current Employment for Job Duties with Same Company.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Assemble mobile communication shelters and solar skids Read and understand blueprints and workmanship standards Operate all related power equipment and hand tools
  • Load, sort, bundle, sack, and palletize products to postal regulations.

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