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Manufacturing Production Technicians


Manufacturing production technicians set up, monitor, maintain, test, and repair manufacturing machinery and equipment to ensure its proper operation in various industries. They may use a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and computer technologies in their work. Other titles for manufacturing production technicians may be engineering technicians, quality assurance technicians, or service technicians, to name just a few. There are approximately 83,360 engineering technicians (except drafters) employed in the United States. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Supervisor, Manager

Senior Manufacturing Production Technician

Skilled Manufacturing Production Technician

Journeyman Manufacturing Production Technician

Apprentice Manufacturing Production Technician

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