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Production test technicians monitor, adjust and test processes and equipment in the production environment.
Testing takes place at every stage in aerospace engineering, but production is where it all comes together. Production test technicians need a broad understanding of engineering. This is so that they can plan, design and carry out tests in the lab or the field.
They work alongside senior test engineers and project managers to help develop test procedures. They also help establish the technical requirements for tests, along with the budget and schedule.
Production test technicians are responsible for ensuring tests meet relevant verification standards. They also help senior test engineers and managers integrate testing into production workflows.
The following TAFE or university courses are relevant to becoming a production test technician:
- engineering, mechanical trade
- engineering, technical
- applied technologies.