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

Production scheduling 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 scheduling technician earn

A Production scheduling 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 scheduling 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 scheduling technician

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Production scheduling 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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