Manufacturing Technicians operate industrial equipment, work with manufacturing related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. They inspect and test finished products for flaws. If flaws or failures arise, they notify the appropriate staff and help determine the cause of the problem. Manufacturing Technicians also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. These skill sets provide a foundation for other manufacturing occupations, including those in maintenance, mechatronics, and machining. Manufacturing Technicians engage in the production of a diverse set of products including, but not limited to, consumer goods, automobiles, medical devices, food products and commercial parts and supplies.