Job Profile:      Additive Manufacturing Production Technician

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Job Information

Select Tasks
Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
Create or interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, formulas, or blueprints for management or engineering staff.Design plant layouts or production facilities.Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.Develop sustainable manufacturing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize raw material use, replace toxic materials with non-toxic materials, replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials, or reduce waste.
Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
Oversee or inspect production processes.Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports.
Provide advice or training to other technicians.Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment.
Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).The ability to see details at a distance.The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions.The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Select Tools
Adjustable hand wrenchesAir conditioning unitsAir heaters
Air purifying respiratorsAngle platesAutocollimators
Automated vision systemsAutomatic microhardness testersBand saws
Belt conveyorsBench grindersBioreactors
Blow molding machinesBoring toolsCentrifugal casting machines
Computer numerical control CNC vertical lathesComputer numerical controlled CNC milling machinesComputerized numerical control CNC lathes
Computerized numerical control CNC machining centersComputerized numerical control CNC routersComputerized numerical control CNC turning centers
Conductivity metersCoordinate measuring machines CMMDeburring tools
Desktop computersDial calipersDial indicators
Digital calipersDigital hardness testersDigital logic analyzers
Digital logic probesDigital micrometersDigital oscilloscopes
Digital spectrum analyzersDigital video camerasDilatometers
Direct computer-controlled coordinate measuring machines DCC-CMMDrill pressesDye penetrant inspection equipment
Dynamic actuatorsEddy current inspection equipmentEdge finders
Electric boilersElectrical discharge machines EDMEngine lathes
Extruding machinesFatigue testing machinesFiltration systems
ForkliftsFume hoodsFunction generators
Fused deposition modeling FDM machinesGas-powered generatorsGauge blocks
Go/no-go gaugesGrindersHeat exchangers
Height gaugesHex key setsHorizontal milling machines
Impact testersIn-line flowmetersInduction melting units
Injection molding machinesLaboratory centrifugesLaboratory glassware washers
Laser cutting equipmentLaser scannersLathes
Machinist rulesMagnetic inspection equipmentManual hardness testers
Melting point apparatusMicrometersMilling machines
Mixing tanksOptical comparatorsOptical power meters
Optical spectrum analyzersOptical time domain reflectometers OTDROscilloscopes
OsmometersParallel setsPedestal grinders
Permanent mold casting machinesPersonal computerspH indicators
pH metersPhillips head screwdriversPin gauges
Pipe bending mandrelsPipe reamersPipettes
Plastic injection molding machinesPlottersPortable air compressors
Power drillsPower production turbinesPrecision rulers
Production robotsProgrammable automation controllers PACProgrammable function generators
Programmable logic controllers PLCProtective face shieldsSafety glasses
Safety glovesSafety gogglesScissor lifts
Servohydraulic tensile testing machinesSignal analyzersSignal generators
Soldering equipmentSpectrometersSpectrophotometers
Steam autoclavesSteam boilersStraight screwdrivers
Surface grinding machinesTensile testersThermoplastic injection molding presses
Three-dimensional laser digitizersThree-dimensional prototyping printerToolmaker's microscopes
Universal testing machinesV blocksVacuum gauges
Vacuum pumpsVernier calipersVertical machining centers
Vertical spindle millsViscosity metersWire splicers
Wire strippers

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