Planning, process or production technician
- Ensures effective completion and implementation of detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.
- Ensures accuracy of manufacturing and testing equipment.
- Ensures implementation of inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.
- Supports implementation of plans of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.
- Supports professional engineers in reviewing safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.
- Liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies.
- Works with engineers on production control methods to monitor operational efficiency and helps to eliminate potential hazards and bottlenecks in production.
- Works from, and helps implement, professional engineers.
- Supports planning and production engineers in assessing existing and alternative production methods.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for planning, process or production technician is £29,952
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 630. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for planning, process or production technician roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £29,952 per year. That is about £2,496 per month or £15.36 per hour. New workers generally start on £21,091, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,571
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 630 people are employed in the region.