Technician

What They Do

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

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Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.

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Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.

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Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.

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Education

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

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Median Income

$62,230

Skills Needed

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Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

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Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

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Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities Needed

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Listen and understand what people say

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Communicate by speaking

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Keep your arm or hand steady

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Hold or move items with your hands

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Notice when problems happen

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Use rules to solve problems

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