Trades-Tech

Plant Technician

Duties

  • Conduct studies to evaluate work methods and use the information from such studies to determine and improve operating efficiencies of the company;
  • Study material-handling methods and suggest or implement changes that reduce physical effort, increase safety and reduce handling costs;
  • Design and modify equipment and processes to optimise use of resources and efficiency;
  • Produce and submit proposals to management for upgrading equipment;
  • Measure and study available floor space and draw plans of efficient plant layout;
  • Assist in developing tests for components and finished products to make sure that they meet quality standards and operating requirements;
  • Plan assignments and make recommendations based on worker performance, machine capacity and production schedules;
  • Assist with or produce routine maintenance schedules;
  • Aid in surveillance of inventories, ranging from raw materials to finished products, and prepare status reports;
  • Supervise and advise operators and work teams, making sure work is carried out according to plan;
  • Communicate with contractors and suppliers of goods and services; and
  • Communicate with all persons in an organisation, from senior management through to technical and operations staff.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities;
  • Be able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills;
  • Possess an aptitude for computing and design;
  • Be both practical and creative;
  • Possess leadership ability;
  • Be able to work independently;
  • Be able to work as part of a team; and
  • Be willing and able to accept responsibility.

Salary

$50,000 - $60,000