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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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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...
CNC Programmer/Machinist The CNC Programmer/Machinist will support and lead machining operations within their assigned cell. They will maintain and develop machining processes on horizontal machining centers, lead continuous improvement (lean) activities in cycle time reduction, increased tool life and part quality improvements. Individual will use, understand and operate all inspection equipment...
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...
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Machine operation including loading and unloading of parts according to standard work instructions Visual and mechanical inspection of parts Basic job set-up Trouble-shooting minor equipment issues Report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials, unsafe and unusual conditions Perform statistical process control (SPC) requirements Assis...
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Machine operation including loading and unloading of parts according to standard work instructions • Visual and mechanical inspection of parts • Basic job set-up • Trouble-shooting minor equipment issues • Report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials, unsafe and unusual conditions • Perform statistical process control (SPC) require...
Basic Function: Set-up, adjust and implement CNC programs in the manufacturing of cell products. Daily operation and set-up of CNC machines and other cell equipment as required. Inspect product using hand inspection tools and visual optical machines. Perform machine TPM and keep cell 5S standards. Responsibilities: Individuals in this classification are required to: · Assist in training all CN...
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 2nd shift general direction, leadership and team performance of a Weld Shop production, quality, and operations support area. This will be a first-line team leader position supporting major programs in a complex manufacturing area maintaining production output and process requirements. Functional areas within operations include: Manufacturing Operations: Assembly and Tes...
Position Summary: Primary resource for supporting the Plant in its Lean Transformation through the implementation of the Parker Lean System (PLS). Delivers practical, hands-on training to associates in PLS methodology and tools to eliminate waste in all administrative, manufacturing and support functions. Measures and reports progress on an on-going basis using the site’s Win Scorecard and site’s...
Recognize, deburr and/or sort defective machine parts with the aide of bench type power and hand tools, simple testing devices and gages. Package finished parts using established methods with the aid of computerized equipment. Use of basic math skills and the ability to follow written and/or oral instructions. Required to handle light weight parts and small boxes weighing up to 5 lbs. Frequent...
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 ...
Coordinates and performs hose assembly operation, hose flushing and testing of hose products Job Requirements: Essential Functions: - Performs hose assembly, and ensures standard work process is followed, in a Work Center team environment - Operates manufacturing equipment, including set-up - Performs daily maintenance and cleaning of equipment - Conducts in-process inspection and enters wor...
Position Summary: Advocate and support the Corporate WIN Strategy by managing the quality operations in the assigned Value Stream. Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality standards for products and processes. Provides statistical information for quality improvement by gathering data on trends and root cause analysis. Responsible to guide technical evaluation, analysis, and related data...
Position Summary: Coordinates Group manufacturing activities consistent with established Corporate goals, objectives and policies. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: _X_ Has Direct Reports ____ Does Not Have Direct Reports Provides leadership to the divisions. Essential Functions: - Responsible for the growth and cost control of the Precision Rebuild Division. Drive the proliferation of PRD ...
Position Summary: Provide leadership of Supply Chain Management activities for a manufacturing location. Supply Chain Management activities will include materials planning; scheduling; inventory control; cash flow management; information flow and coordination and asset management. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: __X__ Has Direct Reports ____ Does Not Have Direct Reports Work with suppliers,...
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...
Position Summary: Broad responsibility and leadership for overall operation of a value stream. Implements the Parker Lean system and Win Strategy to ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitable growth, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a technically qualified work force, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. ...
Job Posting: Production Operator Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 30 ...
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:...
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...

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