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Working As A Production Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • $37,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Identify and utilize glass zone indicators for storing and shipment of produced product or product ready for processing
* Load clear glass into the coating process and remove coated glass from the coater
* Identify quality defects at all stages of the process from loading to unloading, i.e. scratches, chips, bad cuts on glass or uneven coating
* Identify different packing racks as well as different packing configurations and navigate production schedules to ensure correct size is being processed
* Operate over-head cranes, fork trucks, container wrapping machine and other pneumatic hand tools as well as mechanical hand tools
* Utilize a computer to relieve inventory, tag containers for shipment and to bill customers in the shipment of product
* Load and unload different types of transport trucks such as vans, open top trailers and easy roll flat beds according to AFG specifications
* Support other team members and team leaders in any other area of the plant, as necessary
* Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
* Requirements

What Does A Production Technician Do At Mohawk Industries

* Complies with all company safety rules and procedures.
* Monitors and reacts in a timely manner to routine demand maintenance requirements.
* Participates in routine Preventative/Predictable Maintenance.
* Troubleshoots equipment stoppages and reacts accordingly.
* Utilizes various mechanical and electrical test equipment.
* Assists with manufacturing during product change-over.
* Plans, assists, documents, and implements process improvement techniques and devices.
* Utilizes machining, electrical and mechanical trade skills to complete daily tasks.
* Communicates with production and other various customers as needed.
* Performs other tasks as assigned by management

What Does A Production Technician Do At National Oilwell Varco

* Assemble products under tight tolerances
* Follow all safety rules
* Refer to JHA's for proper procedure
* Perform general housekeeping duties
* Maintenance on machines, tools and/or equipment
* Move raw and scrap materials and equipment throughout shop
* Sort, pack and unpack raw materials and finished goods
* Assist in additional tasks as required
* Participate and contribute in team production and safety toolbox meetings
* Overtime work may be required from time to time

What Does A Production Technician Do At Praxair, Inc.

* Accountable for adherence to all Corporate and Plant Policies
* Maximize reliability in order to avoid unscheduled shutdowns resulting in interruption of supply to customers.
* Keeps and maintains all necessary production logs and records.
* Generates reports as required.
* Uses professional judgment for operating the facility safely, reliably, and efficiently at all times.
* o Accountable for use of SOP's to start and stop major equipment and processes to prevent unnecessary process delays and maintain operational consistency/reliability
* o Continuous review and comments on SOP's in order to provide guidance in procedural updates
* o Allowed and expected to make process decisions within specified boundaries established by plant supervision.
* Maintains the highest degree of personal safety and environmental accountability at all times.
* Accountable for reviews and follow-up & corrections of HWP and Confined Space permits
* Communicates all deviations/incidents and questions to plant supervision in a timely manner
* Safety/Environmental:
* Maintains the highest degree of personal safety and environmental accountability at all times.
* Complete a minimum of 2 SOS cards per month
* Wear appropriate PPE at all times
* Accountable for issuing, monitoring and closeout of HWP and Confined Space permits
* Adheres to LOTO policy
* Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental policies and SOP's
* Communicates all deviations/incidents and questions to plant supervision in a timely manner
* Instructs on-site Contract personnel on safety rules and regulations and maintains frequent surveillance to assure their compliance at all times.
* Responsible for attending and participating in all plant Safety meetings.
* Conducts daily plant safety inspections to identify and correct plant and equipment hazards.
* Must adhere to all security requirements and policies
* Must be knowledgeable and practiced in all Emergency Procedures.
* High School Diploma or GED; Associate's Degree or a diploma from a technical school preferred

What Does A Production Technician Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Complete production assignments in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental schedules.
* Prepare and supply disinfectant for every department according to a rotation schedule.
* Safely operates various pieces of equipment such as ovens, autoclaves, pipettors, biohazard safety cabinets, and a lyophilizer.
* Assists with labeling, packaging, and assembly of products as needed.
* Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals.
* Demonstrate job functions to coworkers as needed.
* Maintain a clean and organized work area.
* This includes all assigned equipment.
* Read, understand and complete required documentation.
* All paperwork shall be accurately and neatly completed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
* Document accurately and check personal work for quality and compliance.
* Investigate and remedy, when possible, production failures.
* Continuously monitor product for defects.
* Help to maintain quality assurance on your position at all times.
* Sign off on DHR s in proper places and fill in pertinent information in accordance to SOP s.
* Arrive to work on time and work during scheduled hours, working additional overtime as needed.
* Follow all written procedures to ensure products are manufactured in accordance with current GMP.
* Report discrepancies in procedures (SOP s, DHR s, etc.) to the Area Supervisor.
* Maintain good personal hygiene.
* Wear designated uniform maintained in good condition.
* Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required.
* Refer to job specific job Safety Analysis.
* Perform all work activities in a safe manner.
* Maintain a safe and clutter free work area.
* Clean up all spills immediately.
* Maintain a disciplined environment and enforce departmental and company policies.
* Report property damage and /or safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management immediately.
* Comply with all company personnel policies.
* In addition, other duties may be assigned as the business needs warrant

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Production Technician Career Paths

Production Technician
Technician Team Leader Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Assistant Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Foreman Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Manufacturing Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Manufacturing Engineer Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Electrician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Electrician Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Electrician Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Field Service Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Team Leader Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Research Associate
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Analyst Underwriter
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Consultant Production Manager
Continuous Improvement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Research And Development Technician Senior Research And Development Technician Senior Manufacturing Technician
Manufacturing Lead Technician
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Process Technician 4.0 years
Blend Technician 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Production Technician
Cashier 12.6%
Technician 6.4%
Internship 4.3%
Assembler 3.6%
Operator 3.5%
Manager 3.4%
Supervisor 3.1%
Top Careers After Production Technician
Technician 8.3%
Cashier 6.8%
Operator 3.5%
Assembler 3.3%
Driver 3.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bausch + Lomb
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Production Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Production Technician in the United States is $38,025 per year or $18 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $68,000.

Real Production Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 02, 2015 $148,800
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 11, 2014 $144,500
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 12, 2014 $132,700
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Dec 15, 2014 $132,700
Production Technologist Shell U.S. Hosting Company Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $125,500
Production Technologist Shell Exploration and Production Company Houston, TX Sep 13, 2014 $124,000
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 02, 2012 $115,000
Production Technologist Shell International Exploration & Production I Houston, TX Sep 10, 2011 $113,000
Production Technologist-Artificial Lift Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 09, 2010 $112,100
Access Production Technologist Schlumberger Technology Corporation Canonsburg, PA Oct 09, 2016 $105,040
Access Production Technologist Schlumberger Technology Corporation Canonsburg, PA Sep 10, 2016 $105,040
Production Technologist Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $103,000
Access Production Technologist Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Jun 12, 2014 $96,272
Production Technician III Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Sep 14, 2015 $62,548
Pilot Production Technician II Medimmune, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Nov 30, 2015 $61,059
Production Technician III Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Aug 23, 2016 $57,487
Pilot Production Technician II Medimmune, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Nov 30, 2012 $56,820
Pilot Production Technician II Medimmune, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Oct 01, 2014 $56,420
Production Technician II Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Aug 17, 2015 $55,016
Production Technician Sigmagraft, Inc. Brea, CA Jun 12, 2015 $54,558
Production Technician II Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Aug 17, 2015 $54,000
Pilot Production Technician I Medimmune, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Oct 01, 2011 $47,008
Bim/Cad/Production Technician Glumac San Jose, CA Sep 13, 2014 $46,749
Audio and Production Technician Woodmont Christian Church Nashville, TN Apr 13, 2013 $46,436
Audio and Production Technician Woodmont Christian Church Nashville, TN Apr 18, 2013 $46,436
Production Technician DR. Hwa Youn Kim DDS, Inc. Sacramento, CA May 31, 2016 $45,510
Production Technician II-Purification Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Jan 31, 2011 $45,000

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Top Skills for A Production Technician

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Assembly Line
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead quality control team to implement efficient, cost-effective production and safety procedures.
  • Followed standard operation process on assembly line.
  • Cultivated knowledge of machinery and limited preventative maintenance, in order to prevent unnecessary disruptions within the production schedule.
  • Perform various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications.
  • Operated a furnace in a full production glass manufacturing plant monitoring temperature and manufacturing of raw materials into finished products.

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Top 10 Best States for Production Technicians

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  2. Texas
  3. New Mexico
  4. South Carolina
  5. Wyoming
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Nevada
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  9. District of Columbia
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Production Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

63.4%

Female

28.0%

Unknown

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

12.7%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.6%

French

9.3%

German

3.9%

Carrier

3.3%

Chinese

2.7%

Vietnamese

2.1%

Italian

2.1%

Portuguese

2.1%

Arabic

1.8%

Mandarin

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Korean

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Hmong

0.6%

Turkish

0.6%

Malay

0.6%

Russian

0.6%
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Production Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.2%

Hinds Community College

9.6%

Jackson State University

8.1%

Holmes Community College

6.4%

Community College of the Air Force

4.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

4.8%

Strayer University

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.5%

Utah State University

4.1%

Ashford University

3.7%

Tri-County Technical College

3.5%

Full Sail University

3.5%

Kaplan University

3.4%

Remington College

3.3%

The Academy

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.0%

Liberty University

2.9%

Purdue University

2.8%

Marshall University

2.7%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

2.7%
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Majors

Business

22.0%

Electrical Engineering

10.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.9%

Communication

6.1%

General Studies

5.4%

Criminal Justice

4.9%

Computer Science

4.1%

Biology

3.8%

Accounting

3.8%

Industrial Technology

3.7%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Automotive Technology

3.4%

Information Technology

3.0%

Medical Assisting Services

2.9%

Photography

2.8%

Nursing

2.8%

Management

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Graphic Design

2.6%

Pharmacy

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

31.7%

Bachelors

31.1%

Associate

20.6%

Certificate

6.8%

Masters

5.7%

Diploma

3.5%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
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