Manufacturing technicians work with factory equipment and produce products. They monitor the quality of assembled products and create maintenance logs and reports on production results, according to company protocol.
The work can take place in a number of different industries, basically anywhere where the result of work is a physical product, from cars to airplanes, consumer electronics, engineering, computer or cell phone manufacturing, or even pharmaceutical production. Wherever there is machinery, you will find manufacturing technicians as well. And it is not just heavy machinery for mass production. Using hands and power tools are also on the repertoire of a manufacturing technician, as well as software operated production machines.
Regardless of the specific working environment, a lot of noise is to be expected, as well as a good amount of standing. Due to the noise, however, there is not a lot of socialization involved in this profession so this is one of the rare occasions where no one will be looking for excellent communication skills on your resume.