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Production/Operations Industry Overview


Although the US manufacturing sector and its production and operations job functions continue in long-term decline, the industry is still a critical force in our economy in many important niches. For example, the US auto-parts manufacturing industry is made up of about 4,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $180 billion, according to Hoovers. Large creators of jobs in auto-parts production and operations include ArvinMeritor, Dana, Delphi, Lear, Visteon and the automotive division of Johnson Controls.

Production/Operations Job Market


On the front lines of production and operations, metal and plastic machine workers held nearly 940,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There were more than 200,000 industrial engineers and just over 150,000 industrial production managers. All three jobs are expected to grow slower than the average for all occupations between 2010 and 2020.

Considering that it produces goods rather than services, the market for production and operations jobs is roiled by surprisingly complex forces. On the one hand, automation and offshore outsourcing continue to eliminate US jobs in production and manufacturing. On the other hand, the production and operations job opportunities that remain here are increasingly complex and require much broader and deeper skills than they did a few decades ago. The bottom line for those seeking production and operations employment: Highly skilled workers will remain in demand.

Common production and operations careers include production worker, machine operator, assembly operator, industrial manufacturing production scheduler, production engineer, production supervisor, production manager, operations manager, production operations manager, plant manager and director of operations.

Production/Operations Salaries


Metal and plastic machine workers earned median wages of $31,540 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median pay for industrial production managers was $88,190; the 90th percentile earned $148,670. The median industrial engineer salary was $77,240.
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Job Purpose: Serves customers by identifying their needs; engineering adaptations of products, equipment, and services. Works with OEM's as well as industrial end users. Manufacturer's Representative promoting products for four different firms. Duties: * Identifies current and future customer service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual customers and other per...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking a Buyer for a job at a manufacturing company in Lakewood, NJ. The qualified candidate will have at least four years of purchasing experience, a Bachelor's degree, and strong Microsoft Office skills. The company offers a competitive salary and good work/life balance. Job Responsibilities: Input purchase orders for various parts and components Provide prici...
This Manager of Purchasing Job located in the Suburbs of Chicago, IL is made for an individual seeking to join their last company and would enjoy working in a work hard/play hard environment. Obtain quotations and prepare and place purchase orders for material, equipment and supplies required to support manufacturing, distribution and building operations. Determine lowest total cost while meeting...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
Working at Exotic Metals Forming Company is more than just a job. It’s a place to challenge yourself and be a part of something bigger. We are innovative, provide a great environment and work together as a family. Be a piece of our culture. Be the Best! Description Press Operator *Applications will be reviewed as they come in. This posting will remain active for no longer than 30 days. Applies...
Company Confidential Mentor, OH, 44060
Start the New Year with a New Opportunity! Quality Control Exp’d Technician A North East Ohio company is actively seeking a “hands-on” individual to fulfill the role of an experienced technician. A well suited candidate will be well versed in precision machining practices, requirements, and procedures. Position Requirements: n Proficient use of various inspection tools n Experience in the u...
STOREKEEPER Resolute Forest Products – Fairmont Pulp Mill is accepting resumes for the position of Storekeeper. Minimum of 3 years experience in warehouse and inventory management, including purchasing and receiving experience. Must be well-versed in computer skills including Maintenance/Inventory Management software and Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel. Position is responsible...
Minnesota Wire Immediate Openings for Motivated Individuals Who Want To Succeed! Minnesota Wire is a privately owned, custom wire and cable manufacturer with its primary production facility located in Eau Claire, WI. We provide cable designs to medical, defense and commercial industries in need of custom solutions. To support our production needs, we currently have opening on our 2nd shift (2pm-10...
OPERATIONS MANAGER - RETAIL Black River Falls, WI QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited university is required. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in store management and retail buying. Prefer experience working in gas stations/convenience stores. Must be bondable and pass a background check. Must be knowledgeable and adhere t...
CNC Set-up & Maintenance Positions Available Growing manufacturing company in La Crosse is looking for (2) experienced CNC Set-up Technicians and (1) Maintenance Technician. We offer: Full-time - evaluation hire opportunity Career - job security 32K to 40K per year (based on position, qualifications) Health Insurance (low monthly premium) Vacation and Holiday pay And much more Apply today and have...
Our vision is that the world's leading companies start with Watlow for all their thermal needs. Watlow employees are energized by performing with purpose, mastery, and autonomy, ready to meet the most demanding challenges. Watlow has a long history of innovation and is known in the industry for providing solutions with unparalleled performance that increases our customer's competitive advantage. O...
Company Confidential East Chicago, IN, 46312
WELDING Experienced Welder interested learning how to operate laser & plasma burning machines. Laser operators with limited welding experience are welcome to apply. Starting wage of $20-$25/hour plus benefits. Union Shop. Send resume to Laser Operator, PO Box 480, East Chicago, IN 46312....
HOME OF YOUR DREAM JOB Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream Job here: Assistant Electrical Supervisor - LRS Tracking Code 216653-914 Job Description The Assistant Electrical Supervisor assists with supervising the maintenance and operation of t...
Lab Technician There’s a company growing in your back yard that will take your career to new heights. CF Industries is a leading global producer of plant nutrients.We were founded in the Midwest more than 65 years ago, and we are now building our presence in the Siouxland area by investing $1.7 billion to triple the capacity of our Port Neal Nitrogen Complex near Sergeant Bluff. We are currently s...
Manufacturing Immediate Openings!!!Aerospace mfg. co. hiring - Journeyman Machinist, Level III NDT, QA Inspt, Expeditor, Mfg. Scheduler/Planner, Fitter/Welder & gen mfg. workers .Union mfg exp preferred. Apply: Arrowheadproducts.net or M-F/10a-12p, 4411 Katella, Los Alamitos, CA EOE M/F/D/V. www.ocjobfinder.com/monster...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
General Summary of Duties: • Lead team of 10 or more hourly employees while working on the line. • Perform ISO Audits on a regular basis. • Perform quality audits throughout the day. • Measure and track equipment calibrations. • Plan, lay-out, manufacture various laminated panels in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards. • Work in other crafts at...
Description: Position Description: You'll join a high caliber team where you're assisting, educating, problem-solving and resolving tenuous situations to the best possible outcomes. Bring your people skills, emotional strength and attention to detail. In return we offer the latest tools and most intensive training program in the industry. Get ready to start doing your life's best work. The Appe...
Description: Position Description: You'll join a high caliber team where you're assisting, educating, problem-solving and resolving tenuous situations to the best possible outcomes. Bring your people skills, emotional strength and attention to detail. In return we offer the latest tools and most intensive training program in the industry. Get ready to start doing your life's best work. The Appe...

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