Manufacturing Production Technicians

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Manufacturing Production Technicians

Manufacturing Production Technicians - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, manufacturing production technicians:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of social interaction.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others workers.
  • Communicate mostly by talking to others in person. They also write e-mail and use the telephone on a regular basis.
  • Often work as part of a project team.
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  • Occasionally write letters and memos.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by others.
  • Occasionally are placed in conflict situations.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Wear safety attire or protective gear on a daily basis.
  • Usually work indoors. These sites may not be temperature-controlled.
  • Are often exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels.
  • Are exposed to hazardous equipment on a weekly basis.
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  • Are sometimes exposed to contaminants.
  • May share work space with others.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact and accurate when performing the job. Slowing down the production line costs money.
  • Usually consult a supervisor before making a decision or setting daily tasks and goals. Their decisions impact their employer's reputation and the work done by other employees.
  • Must meet strict weekly deadlines. This may make the work environment somewhat competitive.
  • Must match the pace of work to the speed of equipment.
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  • Repeat the same physical and mental tasks.


  • Usually work a standard 40-hour work week, but overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines or quotas.
  • Shift work may be common.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.