Planning, Process and Production Technicians

Job holders in this unit group 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
£ 21,374
£ 29,298
£ 47,913

Available jobs

In the past year there were 22,312 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Project Management

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Production Planning

  • Supply Chain

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Procurement

  • Primavera (Software)

  • Planning Permission

  • SAP Applications

  • Material Requirements Planning

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.

  • Planning

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Scheduling

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Sales

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.