As a manufacturing technician at Acrometrix , a typical day consists of getting the schedule for the day, usually 1-2 full operations, organizing the team, executing, and tear-down. An operation is usually performing serial dilutions, vial fills, labeling, and kitting. This also involves the documentation, including line clearance, calculations, testing, and review. Setup and tear down is just setting up for the operation and putting things away, respectively. Days are usually 4-10s, 10 hours a day for 4 days in a row, with Friday off. Overtime is needed sometimes.
Former Manufacturing Technician at Utah State University
over 1 year ago
A day of Manufacturing Technician work may go as follows. During a break between classes I would come in and work on some 3D drawings of parts for a professor. I would then go back to class and return to work on some woodwork that was asked to be done. All parts and design work is done by myself and the professor who needs a part. I may help set up a Lab room for a certain research project like the Aquaponics lab. If asked you may come in on some Saturdays or Fridays to supervise students using the manufacturing lab while you finish some parts yourself.