Planning, Process and Production Technicians

Planning, process and production technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist production, process and planning engineers with production programmes and schedules and with manufacturing and processing procedures in order to ensure accuracy, cost-effectiveness and efficiency


New workers
£ 23,820
£ 33,079
£ 51,103

Available jobs

In the past year there were 28,395 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plans the cost impact and staff resources for projects.

  • Reviews and analyses production data.

  • Ensures effective completion and implementation of detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.

  • Ensures accuracy of manufacturing and testing equipment.

  • Plans and coordinates maintenance activities involved in manufacturing and processing procedures.

  • Ensures implementation of inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.

  • Supports implementation of plans of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.

  • Supports professional engineers in reviewing safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.

  • Liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies.

  • Works with engineers on production control methods to monitor operational efficiency and helps to eliminate potential hazards and bottlenecks in production.

  • Works from, and helps implement, professional engineers’ drawings and specifications for equipment and layout, and helps implement modifications required for existing plant machinery/layout.

  • Supports planning and production engineers in assessing existing and alternative production methods.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Chemistry

  • Machinery

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Standard Operating Procedure

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Housekeeping

  • Soldering

  • Quality Management Systems

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Teamwork

  • Self-Motivation

  • Quality Control

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.