National Occupational Standard for Process Development Technician

Definition of occupation

The Process Development Technician defines, develops, and optimizes processes and equipment used in the laboratory, the pilot plant, and manufacturing. They validate/qualify these processes and equipment by engaging in and supporting a culture of innovation and sustainable development through ownership of improving work processes and equipment.

The Process Development Technician works in many different organizations and often needs a blend of technical and mechanical skills to do the job. With a primary focus on identifying areas of improvement, they monitor and test processes and equipment and either implement those improvements or provide recommendations to key decision-makers to make identified improvements.

They work in all sub-sectors, primarily in the development or manufacturing of products.

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