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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 Fair for a Growing Company! Immediate Opening for a CNC Machinist/Operator Qualifications: Prior CNC Production Machinist a Plus Understanding of Production CNC Machining Willingness to work as a team player Ability to safely produce quality parts and meet customer's needs This position provides a variety of responsibilities on a daily basis to benefit both personal and professional go...
Position Description: JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES The Mission Operations Controller II provides control, coordination, and direction to personnel operating system assets involved in mission activity. The incumbent performs complex assignments with widely varying duties including the complete cycle of testing parameters as related to primary assignment, determining cause and effect r...
Company: Yoh Production Technician I needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Golden, CO. What You'll Be Doing: - Reads and follows work procedures and schematics or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed - Performs manufacturing/assembly operations and various tasks following procedures, bills of materials, work instructions, and process aid sheets...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfact...
Position Description: * Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools. * Uses full range of tools (hand, power, welding, machine shop equipment) to perform install, repair, rebuild or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions. * Starts up and shuts do...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
WIRELESS CONSTRUCTION MANAGER s•comis currently looking for a Wireless Construction Manager in Kansas City with a large telecommunications client. We are looking for professionals with 3+ years of wireless site modification experience. This is a 12-18 month contract opportunity to start. Job Requirements Responsible for managing all activities related to the design and construction of cellular ...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfact...
Position Description: Morton Salt is currently seeking Mill Operator for our Newark, California facility. The Mill Operator position require the ability to successfully complete the training and demonstrate the proficiency to operate an automatic or manual bagger, drive a forklift, plant laborer positions and operate equipment on a high speed packaging line. Operators must complete necessary shi...
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION CORESTAFF in Tacoma is recruiting for long-term production and warehouse opportunities in the Fife area! If you have good transportation, previous experience, use of hand tools and basic math skills. MUST have at least one year recent experience in production/manufacturing. Day shifts available. Monday - Friday 6:30am 3pm. Ability to lift to 35 pounds on occasion ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility In coordination and with direction from Market Manager, responsible for the overall Operations management of a large subset of construction projects within a geographic region. Responsible for reporting Operations Production, financial and business metrics, Ensures construction projects are completed on time, quality and to the client's ...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements Education and Experience: B.S. in Engineering fie...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Working on the Fiber to the Home Project in Salt Lake City, the Field (HUT) Construction Manager will manage and direct the activities of multiple functional areas of construction associated with construction of Fiber Hut construction and build-out of all LCP legs across the network "footprint" for the assigned Hut design. Employees at ...
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Machinist-Millwright needed for established machine shop in Struthers, OH. Must be able to set up and operate manual lathes, milling machines, grinders and drill press. Make parts, rebuild, maintain and repair equipment. Must be able to MIG weld and occasionally stick weld items. 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. Benefits available after completion of 90 da...
Responsible for operating various manual and automated equipment in the production process. - Set up machinery and ensure all production materials are available. - Operate and monitor equipment and replenish materials as needed. - Visually inspect production run and document results. - Determine and report malfunctions to appropriate parties. - Maintain cleanliness of equipment and assigned area. ...
MAINTENANCE & ELECTRICAL MECHANIC Small Tube Products has a career opportunity for an experienced Maintenance and Electrical Mechanic at its facility in Duncansville PA. This ISO 9002 certified operation is a major supplier of precision drawn copper and copper alloy tubing for a variety of end use markets. Ideal candidate will have electro-mechanical experience in an industrial setting. Kn...
Borla Performance Industries, Inc., a dynamic, fast growing, manufacturer of stainless mufflers, exhaust systems and components currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Manager. PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position will lead the production staff of professional and hourly associates to meet assigned operational goals. This position effectively plans and direct...

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