The role of a project technician varies depending on his industry and product specialty. Most project technicians, however, work with customers to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, and develop new solutions that improve product performance and functionality.
Project technicians design and test new products for customers based on their company’s quality standards and customer requirements. For example, project technicians in an engineering and construction firm may prepare documentation that draws up new water line service connections in a city neighborhood. Other duties include generating reports, conducting inspections and serving as a point of contact for technical customer questions
Helpful skills for a project technician role include the ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions. Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills are also beneficial on the job.
According to job resources portal Indeed, project technicians in the United States earned an average salary of $46,000 per year as of August 2010.