Material programmer and controller - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Material programmer and controller - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan, control and schedule production, control supplies (raw materials and other inputs). Plan the maintenance of machines and equipment. They handle information in registration records and reports and in the writing of work instructions.

How much does an Material programmer and controller earn

A Material programmer and controller earns between $1.581 and $7.204 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.089 and a median salary of $2.521 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.512 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Material programmer and controller

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.089 37.068 772 14
1º Quartile 1.581 18.977 395 7
Median Salary 2.521 30.257 630 12
3º Quartile 5.494 65.926 1.373 26
Higher Salary 7.204 86.444 1.801 34

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • other mid-level technicians
      • middle level technicians in industrial operations
        • production planning and control technicians

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Main workplaces

Production Planning and Control Technicians they work in different types of industrial, commercial and service companies, focusing on construction companies, the chemical and petrochemical industry, the manufacture of textile products, pulp, paper and paper products, in the automobile complex, among others. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who organize themselves into a team, under occasional supervision. They usually work in shifts. Some of the activities they carry out may be subject to noise, high temperatures, radiation, dust and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Production Planning and Control Technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a mid-level technical course in the area of activity. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.

Functions and activities of Material programmer and controller

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

  • schedule production;
  • treat information;
  • control production;
  • planning maintenance of machinery and equipment;
  • plan maintenance of machinery and equipment;
  • processing information;
  • plan production;
  • handle information;
  • program production;
  • plan machinery and equipment maintenance;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • control supplies (raw materials and inputs);
  • plan production;

  • Activities

    • define supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • formalize production plan;
    • carry out available resources survey;
    • set control parameters;
    • adapt;
    • propose improvements in the production process;
    • relate;
    • show initiative;
    • establish production sequence;
    • elaborate control charts and reports;
    • predict maintenance downtime;
    • make information available;
    • assist in the definition of work instructions;
    • define safety stock for each item;
    • define inspection routines;
    • identify production requirements;
    • analyze production orders;
    • show logical reasoning;
    • analyze production capacity;
    • keep records;
    • demonstrate commitment;
    • collect production data;
    • monitor production flow;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • specify resources from related areas;
    • forecast production stops;
    • allocate resources (human, material and inputs);
    • make information available;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • define contingency plan;
    • identify alternative suppliers;
    • inspect supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • quantify production volumes by periods;
    • rearrange production mix;
    • demonstrate holistic vision ability;
    • propose alternative supplies;
    • set production priorities;
    • update information;
    • interacting with customers and suppliers;
    • request supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • define corrective actions;
    • scaling utilities (steam, water, compressed air and electricity);
    • use quality tools;
    • identify deviations in the production process;
    • set production schedule;
    • show creativity;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • classify supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • define the layout of the production process;
    • propose improvements in machinery and equipment;
    • define transportation, handling, storage and distribution of raw materials prime and supplies;
    • develop maintenance schedule;
    • schedule preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance;
    • scaling human resources;
    • register input and output of materials and inputs;

    Sectors that hire Material programmer and controller the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • engineering services
    • business management consulting activities
    • industrial assembly works
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • tests and technical analysis
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for industrial uses
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • manufacture of pipes and fittings of plastic material for use in construction
    • combined office and administrative support services

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