Technician of times and methods - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Technician of times and methods - 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 Technician of times and methods earn

A Technician of times and methods earns between $1.690 and $8.786 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.716 and a median salary of $3.118 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 4.243 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Technician of times and methods

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.716 44.590 929 17
1º Quartile 1.690 20.277 422 8
Median Salary 3.118 37.416 780 14
3º Quartile 6.700 80.406 1.675 31
Higher Salary 8.786 105.430 2.196 41


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 Technician of times and methods

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Technician of times and methods the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • industrial assembly works
    • clothing parts making
    • business management consulting activities
    • manufacture of machinery and equipment for agriculture and livestock, parts and accessories
    • manufacture of other metal products
    • architectural and engineering related technical drawing services
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • engineering services




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