Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician - 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 Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician earn

A Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician earns between $1.532 and $8.933 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.473 and a median salary of $2.711 according to an Averwage.com 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 34.568 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.473 41.670 868 16
1º Quartile 1.532 18.386 383 7
Median Salary 2.711 32.531 678 13
3º Quartile 6.813 81.753 1.703 32
Higher Salary 8.933 107.196 2.233 42


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 Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Production and dispatch scheduling and control technician the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • engineering services
    • clothing parts making
    • industrial assembly works
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • building construction
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood




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