Manufacturing Technician


Manufacturing technicians are responsible for maintaining and repairing manufacturing machinery.

Education Required

  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree


Median Annual Salary: $30,000.00
Starting Annual Salary: $24,000.00
Senior Annual Salary: $46,000.00

common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

Construction Science

What Work You'll Do

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of machinery in order to diagnose defects.
  • May require some travel to multiple locations in order to repair machinery.
  • Be willing to work in shifts as companies sometime require this.

Things You Need to Know

  • Have basic computer knowledge for data entry
  • Possess basic math skills
  • Have a working knowledge of various repair techniques and protocols.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Technical Skills
Additional Skills:
  • Have a problem-solving attitude.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify repair solutions in an efficient manner.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand.
  • Good networking skills are helpful since work is often on a contract to hire basis.