Entry-level industrial manufacturing technicians operate industrial production related equipment, work with manufacturing related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Industrial manufacturing technician apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. Industry competency models outline skill sets and competencies that are essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.
Entry-level critical work functions include: Understand the various manufacturing types, processes, and products; Understand the manufacturing business as a system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders; Manage raw materials/consumables; Operate and control production equipment.
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