Advanced Manufacturing Technicians


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Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

Introduction

Advanced manufacturing involves the use of nontraditional manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing, computer numerical control machining, and nanotechnology, as well as tools such as advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, digital design and prototyping, Big Data, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things to improve efficiency and production quality, increase flexibility and responsiveness to market demands, generate added value, and meet other goals. Advanced manufacturing technicians

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Median Salary

$55,980

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Internship, co-op, or on-the-job experience


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Skills

Math


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Advanced manufacturing technicians received average salaries of $55,980 in 2021, according to ZipRecruiter.com. Earnings ranged from $22,000 to $110,000 or more.

Employers offer a variety of benefit packages, which can include any of the following: paid holidays, vacations, and sick days; personal days; medical, dental, and life insurance; profit-sharing plans; 401(k) plans; retirement a...

Work Environment

Technicians are employed at manufacturing plants, laboratories, and office settings. Factories can be noisy, dirty, and busy, although many modern facilities are clean and well-organized, with industrial robots performing most basic production tasks.

In factory and laboratory settings, technicians are required to wear protective gear such as hard hats, goggles, and earplugs. Technicians ...

Outlook

Employment of electro-mechanical technicians (who operate, test, and maintain automated, robotic, electromechanical, or unmanned equipment) are projected to increase by 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many of these technicians work in manufacturing. The DOL says that “industries in which new ...

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