Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technician/Technology

Manufacturing Technician/Technology Image

Behind the scenes at any advanced manufacturing facility are technicians who keep the operation running smoothly. This important role will operate, repair, and troubleshoot industrial machinery, ensuring the facility stays on schedule with little down-time or delays.

A range of equipment is used in training for this role including more than 200 hands-on training aids that replicate tools, components, and systems that are currently used on factory floors across the country.

2014 Median Wage: $24.89

Work Activities

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Interacting with Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Others
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Interacting with Computers


  • Production Technician
  • Research and Development Machinist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Process Technician
  • Equipment Engineering Technician
  • Building Maintenance Mechanic
  • Building Mechanic
  • Facilities Technician


  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Repairing

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Self-Control
  • Initiative
  • Innovation