Production technician - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Production 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 technician earn

A Production 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 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 technician

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Production 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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