The Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) addresses the core work standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing. The core work standards certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology, and (3) Business Acumen and Quality. The MT1 Certification supports the following Manufacturing occupations:
  • Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Production Technician
  • Technician
  • Chemical Equipment Operator
  • Chemical Operator
  • Fixers
  • CNC Technician Manufacturing Technician
  • Production Manufacturing Specialist
A MT1 operates precision machinery, systems and processes. Typical skills expected in these positions usually include: CAD skills, computer controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools.  To view all MT1 production occupations  go to http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes510000.htm. The Manufacturing Skills Institute awards certificates to individuals who pass any one its three (3) certificate modules (“Production Modules”: Math and Measurement; Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology; and, Business Acumen and Quality) and a full MT1 Certification to those who pass all three (3) Production Modules.  MS Certification is awarded to those that pass Math and Measurement, and Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology only.