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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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City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27401 Adams Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 opera...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
City: Wauchula State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33873 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 opera...
City: Madera State: California Postal/Zip Code: 93637 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
City: Naples State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 34117 Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. supplies and distributes aggregate materials such as granite, river gravel, limestone, natural sand, and more. This rail served aggregate distribution network covers Florida, Southern Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama. We are seeking an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team in Nalpes,...
City: Orlando State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32824 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products ...
Assembler and Order Puller Associate Engineering, manufacturer of ROLAIR compressors, is hiring a Full-Time, First-Shift Assembler and an Order Puller. Assemblers work as part of a team assembling various air compressors models. Order Pullers fill and palletize orders for pumps and parts. Both positions will also be responsible for sub-assembly work. Some heavy lifting required. Benefits include:...
City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27405 Adams Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 opera...
APAC - Missouri Job Requisition ID: 63007 Job Type: Equipment Operator Work Time: Full Time Permanent City: Boonville State: Missouri (US-MO) Postal/Zip Code: 65233 Boonville ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Quarry Operator for the Booville/Marshall Quarry Locations. Do you want to work for a company that values your ...
City: Tampa State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33619 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Tampa FL is seeking a safety conscious, ...
City: Tampa State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33610 Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials Southeast Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and ...
City: Charlotte State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 28217 Adams Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operat...
City: Tracy State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95377 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products...
City: Crab Orchard State: Tennessee Postal/Zip Code: 37723 Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, an Oldcastle Materials company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from c...
City: Madera State: California Postal/Zip Code: 93637 Eggrock Modular, part of Oldcastle Precast, is the largest manufacturer of Precast concrete products in the United States and the leading bathroom pod manufacturer. Job Summary Performs manual and clerical material handling duties to provide quality customer service and to ensure accuracy of product being shipped Operates forklift in ware...
City: Platteville State: Colorado Postal/Zip Code: 80651 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete prod...
City: Wauchula State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33873 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 30 production facilities. We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, a...
City: Meridian State: Mississippi Postal/Zip Code: 39301 APAC Mississippi, Inc, an Oldcastle company is a great place to work! We have great employees that have been with us many years – and hope that that track record of longevity shows the pride we take in being one of the best places to work in Mississippi! Come join our team – where you will receive vacation, retirement and many other great...
City: Erwinville State: Louisiana Postal/Zip Code: 70729 Big River Industries is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 oper...
City: Jacksonville State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32258 Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials Southeast Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadw...

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