What is an Industrial Manufacturing Technician?

The Industrial Manufacturing Technician’s (IMT) operates production equipment, as well as assembles applicable components. Manufacturing technicians must closely follow guidelines, blueprints, and/or diagrams of the products being manufactured; this is important to ensure that all the necessary product specifications are met and comply with the company’s standards.

Industrial Manufacturing Technicians:

  • Set-up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment
  • Improve manufacturing processes and schedule to meet customer requirements
  • Understand manufacturing as a business system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders
  • Efficiently and safely manage raw materials/consumables

Industrial Manufacturing Technician: Program Outline | Brochure

Benefits:

A long-term career with a good salary, job advancement opportunities and the chance to work with your hands and cutting-edge technology.

Become an industrial manufacturing technician through AJAC’s apprenticeship program. Get paid while learning on the job and attend classes only one night a week! To find out how you can become an apprentice and launch your career in aerospace or manufacturing, visit AJAC’s Get Started Section.

On-the-Job Training Competencies:

OJT Competency

Approximate OJT Hours

Set-Up Production Equipment

800

Operate Production Equipment

1,000

Quality Assurance, Inspection & Measurement

600

Interpret Technical Information

200

Routine Machine Maintenance

300

Inventory Materials

100

TOTAL HOURS

1,500

IMT Apprentices Take the Following Classes:

  • Safety – Basic shop safety, PPE, safe operator performance, identifying unsafe conditions & corrective actions, enhancing workplace practices, OSHA-10, CPR/First Aid, environmental assessments, emergency terms & drills
  • Industrial Manufacturing Basics – Quality & continuous improvement practices, introduce QA, blueprint reading, interpreting manufacturing documents, precision measurement, basic tools/equipment use and knowledge
  • Production Processes – Production for customers’ needs, required resources, lean manufacturing, communicate production, job assignments & work flow, set-up & machine operations, problem solving, shipping & receiving
  • Machine Maintenance – Preventive and routine maintenance awareness, applied principles of machine control and automation concepts, welding, basic electricity, fluid power systems, understanding applications for lubricants, coolants, bearings, couplings, belt drives and chain drives
  • Shop Math – Review of basic arithmetic, basic algebra application, based on geometry, right angle trigonometry, oblique angle trigonometry, and right angles
  • Communications – Concepts related to the workplace including writing a technical memo, explaining technical processes, giving clear instruction, mediation/negotiation, conflict resolution, and group facilitation