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.


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

Median Income


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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