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Technician

Education

high school diploma/GED or certificate after high school usually needed

Median Income

$62,230

What They Do

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

  • Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.

Skills Needed

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities Needed

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

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