What does a Process Technician do?

Process technicians monitor and improve the manufacturing process for various sectors and industries and are responsible for monitoring and adjusting machine parameters, to report equipment malfunctions, and to observe and test batch quality.

Process technicians identify machine faults and production rate errors and maintain the production logbooks. They report faults and breakdowns to supervisors and production engineers and are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe production area. They look for areas of production that could be improved or increased, and they ensure team members will adhere to safety measures and protocols. Process technicians need a minimum high school diploma or equivalent and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering as well as three years of experience as a proxy technician.

EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Process Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,362 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£21K
Median: £30K
£43K
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Process Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Process Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Process Technician Insights

Read what Process Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
CannaPiece GroupCannaPiece Group
Processing Technician
15 Jul 2021

“Good good good good good”

Bristol Myers SquibbBristol Myers Squibb
Process Technician
22 Feb 2021

“Good good good good good”

Neiman MarcusNeiman Marcus
Process Technician
28 Jan 2021

“Work and home life balance is terrible”

University of MissouriUniversity of Missouri
Sterile Processing Technician
23 Mar 2021

“HR was limited and I was bullied by my supervisor.”

Froedtert HealthFroedtert Health
Sterile Processing Technician
7 Jan 2022

“Froedtert offers incentive pay which is nice.”

Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
Process Technician
18 Dec 2019

“Life Balance and Holidays good.”

GLOBALFOUNDRIESGLOBALFOUNDRIES
Process Technician
2 Dec 2021

“There are some amazing talent there and great people to work with.”

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue ServicesCommunity Blood Center/Community Tissue Services
Sterile Processing Technician
21 Apr 2021

“It was a paycheck and better than being homeless.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a process technician

When working as a process technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CRCST, Critical Thinking, Excellent Communication, SharePoint 2010 and MS Access.

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The most common qualifications to become a process technician is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.