Production calculator - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Production calculator - 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 calculator earn

A Production calculator 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 calculator

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 calculator

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Production calculator 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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