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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 Summary: Under limited supervision, operates and maintains large mechanical equipment plants that include drinking water and sanitary wastewater for a building complex, data center, or industrial processes. Must have a strong understanding of water/wastewater processes to include; activated sludge system, sequence of operations, interconnection of equipment, valve and piping layouts, operatio...
For more than 50 years, HEICO Corporation, a NYSE traded company, has thrived by serving niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. HEICO’s high-energy culture focuses our Team Members’ on providing high quality products and services to our customer base, which is made up of most of the world’s airlines a...
CNC Mill/Lathe Operator works in the sheet metal fabrication department on the Hass Mill and Fadal Mill and Lathe with Fanuc controls. This posisiton will verify programs using software, save and transfer file according to company procedure, load programs into machine controller, load and touch off tooling and fixtures required for program, verify program at machine, produce required parts, other ...
Action Research Corporation Quality Specialist Location: US-SC-Greer Job Category: Quality Control Status: Full Time, Employee Shift: First Shift (Day) Action Research Corporation (ARC) is a successful, fast-paced subsidiary of HEICO Corporation, a NYSE-traded company (NYSE: HERI, HEI.A). For more than 50 years, HEICO has thrived by serving niche segments of the aerospace, defense, and elect...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Cell Technician is responsible for performing a variety of simple to complex assembly and test functions with minimum supervision. This position operates the required testing equipment to ensure readings and recorded values are accurate and meet all specifications. A Cell Technician utilizes all necessary gages and other measuring equipment to ensure that final assemblies me...
The Cell Technician is responsible for performing a variety of simple to complex assembly and test functions with minimum supervision. This position operates the required testing equipment to ensure readings and recorded values are accurate and meet all specifications. A Cell Technician utilizes all necessary gages and other measuring equipment to ensure that final assemblies meet the customer spe...
Assembler Location: Westfield, WI 53964 Job Type: Temporary - Full Time Shift: First Shift Job Id: 73289 Base Pay: $10.00 Profession: Need To Change Date Posted: 10/17/2014 About the Position: Summary: A company just north of Portage is looking for some help assembling hydraulic systems. The hours are 6:00am-4:30pm, Mon-Thurs, with some possible overtime on Fridays and Saturdays during p...
MACHINIST SUPERIOR Hard Work Rewarded Learning Opportunities Provided Good Attitudes Wanted Division: Superior Industries Location: Columbus, NE Health Care: Blue Cross Blue Shield, We pay 75% premiums, Dental Insurance 401K: 401K Match at 3% The primary function is to operate manual and computer numerical controls machine, detects malfunctions in machine operations such as worn or damaged tools. ...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Team Lead-Process Engineering in Conroe, Texas. General Purpose of Job Provide leadership for the Process Design team supporting both the Conroe and Dayton facilities in the capacity of a working supervisor. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:...
Express Employment Professionals in Tomah is currently recruiting for long term opportunities: Assemblers Sewing Machine Operators Packagers CNC Machine Operators Pallet Repair Workers Glass Handlers And Much More! Pay ranges of $9.00-$13.00!!! Call us today at 608-567-0534...
NOW HIRING! Line Workers at our Marshfield Distribution Center Are you looking for an upbeat environment, where your work really makes a difference and your helpful, friendly co-workers add to your enjoyment of the job? You can have all that and more! Figi’s offers: • Paid training • Pay incentives • Bi-weekly paychecks • Generous employee discounts • Fantastic work environment & staff JOB FAIR Ev...
Due to continuing growth, The Oilgear Company is accepting applications for the following positions: H Machine Operators H CNC Machinists H Assembly & Test It's an exciting time to join Oilgear, and we're looking for great team members to become a part of our evolution and success! Starting wages for most positions are over $16 per hour, with potential to earn more. Health, dental, life, disabilit...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
SUMMARY Responsible for general direction, leadership and team performance of a production, quality, or operations support area. Typically a first-line team leader position for a major program or a complex manufacturing area based on production output and process requirements. Functional areas within operations include: Manufacturing Operations: Assembly and Test; Inspection; Tool Engineer...
FUNCTION: Within a team environment, perform the functions of a skilled Machinist/Tool and Die maker capable of operating all necessary machine shop equipment and applicable measuring instruments pursuant to the fabrication of tooling/dies and associated equipment while adhering to strict manufacturing tolerances (+/- 0.0001") essential to the quality performance of the operations. EQUIPMENT: Man...
Set up, operate and maintain one or more complex machines to department efficiency averages. Read and interpret process prints including math conversions for setting machines. Read and interpret quality information instructions. Produce and inspect finished parts using scales, calipers, micrometers, adjustable, direct reading and fixed gages to check work. Read, interpret and record data on co...
Basic Purpose Operate machinery in accordance with established standards. Monitor and evaluate machine operation to ensure that all product manufactured is of the highest quality and meets customer expectations. Essential Functions Prepare production paperwork for machine start-up and operation. Monitor machine operation to ensure parts are collected into storage boxes and are counted correctl...
Position Summary: This position supports individual sourcing projects and/or a set of assigned commodities by deploying best practices, procurement tools and negotiation skills. Also, assists in contract execution, implementation and supplier reviews for assigned contracts. The Sourcing Specialist works collaboratively and proactively to identify process, sourcing and contract improvement opport...
The Cell Technician is responsible for performing a variety of simple to complex assembly and test functions with minimum supervision. This position operates the required testing equipment to ensure readings and recorded values are accurate and meet all specifications. A Cell Technician utilizes all necessary gages and other measuring equipment to ensure that final assemblies meet the customer spe...
Skills/Experience Associates Degree, BSME preferred 3+ years complex electro-mechanical system experience – industrial/commercial applications Demonstrated proficiency with Inventor 2012+ and creative problem solving approaches – sample portfolio will be reviewed Demonstrated proficiency with Autodesk Vault Demonstrated success in bringing products from concept through development and prototy...

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