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How to Become a

Process Technician

Also Known as:
Final Operations Technician, Metallurgical Lab Technician, Quality Assurance Technician, Service Technician, Experimental Machining Lab Manager, Value Stream Manager, Quality Technician, Engineering Technician, Tool Room Supervisor, Support Technician

What is a

Process Technician

A Process Technician supports and handles the daily operational tasks in the assigned unit. Responsibilities include monitoring measuring instruments, and checking levels of solutions in storage vessels and the temperature of equipment. The Process Technician also assists with maintenance of equipment and troubleshooting of problems. The Technician ensures that the work area is clean, neat and safe. Process Technician works on the factory floor where they monitor processes, test batch quality, maintain equipment logbooks, ensure the area is clean, and report any machine faults to your supervisor.
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Why Become

Process Technician

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
87,100
2028:
89,400
Percent Change:
3%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,800

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Operation Monitoring Active Listening Quality Control Analysis Reading Comprehension Service Orientation
Technical Skills:
Analytical or scientific software Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided manufacturing CAM software Development environment software Industrial control software

What Will You Do as a

Process Technician

Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment. Monitor activities affecting environmental quality. Calibrate scientific or technical equipment. Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations. Inspect finished products to locate flaws. Determine causes of operational problems or failures. Train personnel on proper operational procedures. Select project materials.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
87,100
professionals
2028:
89,400
professionals
Percent Change:
3%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,800

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$62,990
$35,960
$62,990
$99,790

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
3
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
23
%
Some College, but No Degree
31
%
Associate's Degree
22
%
Bachelor's Degree
17
%
Masters Degree
3
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
1
%

Common Past Positions

Electronics Technician Maintenance Electrician Maintenance Technician

Common Next Positions

Project Manager Operations Manager Automation Technician
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