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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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This position contributes to the success of the Beverages Division by directing the production team to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. This individual must set production performance standards and align the organization to achieve standards. Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: The position is a ...
POSITION SUMMARY: OMNOVA Solutions Inc. a leading manufacturer of Performance Chemical Products, seeks experienced, energetic, team oriented Production Supervisor who will be responsible for managing shift operations. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wants to lead the manufacturing process to reach maximum productivity and product quality in a safe and efficient manner....
Company Confidential Reading, PA, 19608
Reading, PA Structural Steel Fabricator is seeking an Estimator. Position requires 5 years experience in estimating structural and heavy metal components. Position is available immediately. Benefits include 401K....
Engineering degree preferred or equivalent experience Responsible for maintaining all of the plants operating equipment, mobile equipment, instrumentation/electrical equipment and all other ancillary equipment required to operate a plant on a 24/7 operating schedule Must be able to troubleshoot, diagnose and correct equipment issues for both maintenance and operations Development of SOP’s and P...
Company with reputation that goes back over 50 years looking to add a talented Production Controls Engineer! Position Requirements: -Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology (or similar discipline) and/or two year minimum experience in a manufacturing environment -Working knowledge of mechanical blueprints to include Autocad or Autocad Lt 2007 , preferred design experience -Proficiency an...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Position Summary: The Store Manager leads the overall store operation including responsibility for sales, credit, customer service, retention, human resources, profit and loss, inventory, expense management a...
Firmenich is a leading international company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Our reputation for excellence as a creator and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, flavors and perfumery products is recognized worldwide. From our award-winning fragrances to our irresistible candy ingredients, our team has been combining experience and innovation to perfume and flavor our clients' products fo...
SPS Technologies, a division of Precision Castparts Corporation, is an industry leader in the manufacture of high strength fasteners and precision components for commercial and military aircraft and jet engines. Our culture is marked by a commitment to outstanding leadership, the relentless pursuit of productivity improvement and cost reduction, a strong engineering capability and the highest leve...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH
Description Machinist Technician Responsibilities: Performs set-up and machining of large stamping dies and molds. Supports programming of shop floor software. Builds machining process libraries for Auto Tool Change. Maintains shop tool holders, collets, newly purchased tooling and repairs. Maintains and promotes a safe and clean working environment. Performs weekly preventive maintenance on ma...
Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offerin...
Shop help needed for a sheet metal manufacturer in East Houston. The position is a second shift (typically 4 pm to 12:30 am). Pay is $12/hr. Prefer candidate who lives close to the facility (east, northeast or southeast sides). Requirements: * Must have some industrial experience or comfortable with power tools or related machinery. * Must be able to read a tape measure and have steel toed boo...
Process Technician Due to continued growth, Bericap SC, LLC has two (2) full-time, hourly, openings for Process Technician reporting to the Engineering Manager. Key Responsibilities: Ensures that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury Ensures that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor Initiates corrective action for no...
WAREHOUSE WORKERS NEEDED NOW - $10.00 - $12.00 per hour - Grove City and Groveport locations. Immediate opportunities for 1st – 2nd – 3rd shift pickers/unload trucks/forklift and electric pallet jack operators. Weekend-only shifts are also available. OPEN INTERVIEWS Walk-in applications are accepted Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm at 3330 Groveport Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207. Criminal backgrou...
Industries of the Blind, Inc. Job Announcement Job Title: Material Control Associate II Department: Lee Street Manager: Shipping/Receiving Coach Summary of Position: Controls the flow of materials and supplies from the arrival of raw materials at the receiving dock through the production process and on to the shipping dock, ready for shipment to customers. Job Requirements: · Must be able t...
Company Confidential Whitsett, NC, 27377
Production Manager We have an immediate full time opportunity on 1st shift for an experienced Production Manager in a stable manufacturing plant in Whitsett, NC. Selected candidate will be responsible for the efficient operation of their department while maintaining optimum production output of the assigned area and its personnel. Salary range: $45-50K based on experience. Job Duties: Accompl...
Manpower is seeking skilled Assemblers for a local client located in Windsor, WI to assemble plastic containers, tanks and water treatment products. Candidates must have a solid work history and be a team player. Job duties and responsibilities are as follows: * Conducts on the floor and bench type assembly to meet production goals *Use hand tools and other fixtures for drilling, threading, scr...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63112
A very well established metal manufacturing company in the St. Louis area is looking for a Plant Manager. Plant operations include metal stamping, welding, and fabricating equipment. Excellent benefits, Bonuses, etc....
Under general supervision of the Order Filling Supervisor or other supervisory/management-level position within the Distribution Center responsible for filling orders requested by ABC customers. Ensures orders are filled accurately and efficiently continually striving for improved customer satisfaction. This position is categorized as compliance critical and as such requires and is assigned speci...
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you! MARS Petcare, located in Tomah, is currently hiring for the following positions: UTILITY-PACKAGING LINE 3rd Shift HS diploma or equivale...
Machine Operator - Forklift Driver -Packing/ Picking - Janitorial - General Labor Salaries up to $10.50/hour; depending on shift, experience and position. Do you need a career coach? Andrews Staffing has many IMMEDIATE openings available with well respected and profitable clients in Kenosha and the surrounding areas. If you have industry experience and are eager to start a new job tomorrow, chec...

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