Production planning technician - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Production planning 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 planning technician earn

A Production planning 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 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 planning 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 planning technician

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Production planning 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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