Harper College

Manufacturing Technology

A career in manufacturing technology may be a good fit for you if you have attention to detail, are analytical, and have manual dexterity. As a manufacturing technician, you will use advanced manufacturing equipment, such as CNC machines, electronic equipment, computers, heavy machinery, and tools to produce completed parts, completed products, and proper supply levels.

Your duties will include installing machines, operating machinery, inspecting parts for defects, moving parts into position, assembling parts, and managing employment and supply levels. You will also need to select supply transportation and develop supply plans. 

To be successful in this career, you will need to have an associate's degree in manufacturing technology or a related field and understand the properties of materials, planning and inventory management, blueprints and schematics, and safety.

Attention to detail, analytical skills, and manual dexterity are essential for this job. If you have these skills, a career in manufacturing technology may be the right fit for you.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24