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Manufacturing Production Technicians
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 630

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $36.39 - $46.70

Typical Annual Salary: $75,700 - $97,100

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Boring machines
  • Calipers
  • Gage block set
  • Integrated circuit testers
  • Screwdrivers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Label making software
  • Office suite software

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