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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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £21827. Normal pay is £29896 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48909.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Mathematics


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Learning


  • Writing


  • Active Listening


  • Learning Strategies


  • Critical Thinking


  • Speaking


  • Monitoring


  • Science


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