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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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For immediate response email directly: ***** Growing Pharmaceutical client located in Morris County has an immediate need for a Senior Buyer/Purchasing professional. In this capacity you will be responsible for managing assigned suppliers and commodities to stock inventory to demand requirements while acquiring and maintaining technical understanding of products purchased....
A growing consumer electronics manufacturer has a Category Manager job in its RTP, NC Facility. The Category Manager will support internal partners in the procurement of IT goods and services. Responsibilities include: -Consult with internal customers to determine IT needs and develop strategic sourcing plans to meet objectives. -Reduce supplier-based costs through strategic sourcing and contract/...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently searching for a Director of Procurement job in the greater Princeton NJ area. If you have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in negotiating and administering contracts related to the federal Government and have relevant experience in supply chain, procurement or other relevant businesses this could be the role for you! Additional duties include: •Determinin...
We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing and Logistics Coordinator for our client in the Greater Seattle area! The Purchasing and Logistics Coordinator will enter all PO’s and verify all requests for proper general ledger coding, verify proper approval routing and backup documentation. This is an exciting permanent opportunity in a fun industry and environment with opportunity for growth! Prim...
Our client is currently seeking an experienced Director of Purchasing in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's degree, self-motivated, and knowledgeable about Supply Chain. This is an exciting role with an amazing company offering competitive salary and benefits. The responsibilities of the Director of Purchasing job are: •Manage, train,...
Purchasing Agent Job in Phoenix, AZ A fortune 500 company in the valley is searching for a driven Purchasing Agent to join their team. The person in this role would be responsible for negotiating pricing, investigate pricing trends and ensure timely arrival of materials. If you meet qualifications below- Apply Now! The Purchasing Agent job Duties and Responsibilities include: -Negotiate pricing wi...
Buyer Job Opportunity in the greater Vancouver, WA area Our client is seeking direct hire candidates for a Buyer Job opportunity in the greater Vancouver, WA area. The primary function of this position is negotiating and procuring raw materials but additional duties will include: • Building and establishing solid relationships with international vendors • Conducting competitive bids and soliciting...
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 OBJECTIVESupport retail operations by managing the day to day execution of merchandise processing through the Distribution Network. Do you love to … coordinate the processing of goods through a supply...
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 and...
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 and...
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 and...
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:Prepares, processes and moves merchandise productively and accurately according to established guidelines in order to meet location standards. Practices safety awareness. Works independently 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:Prepares, processes and moves merchandise productively and accurately according to established guidelines in order to meet location standards. Practices safety awareness. Works independently 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:Prepares, processes and moves merchandise productively and accurately according to established guidelines in order to meet location standards. Practices safety awareness. Works independently 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: These positions play an integral role as part of the Store Management Team. Each has the responsibility of management and supervision of all Associates in these areas. Responsibilities include...
Our client is currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Coordinator/Assistant job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's degree, self-motivated, and have some knowledge about Supply Chain. This is an exciting role with an amazing company offering competitive salary and benefits. The responsibilities of the Purchasing Coordinator/Assis...
Purchasing Specialist needed for a non for profit company in the Nassau County area. Full Time Days Purpose of Job: Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment. Job Duties: - Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives. - Forwards avail...
Purchasing Specialist in Gary, IN Our client, a raw material manufacturing company, is looking to fill a Purchasing Specialist position in Gary, IN. This company is a global leader in automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience working closely with plant Purchasing Department, Maintenance Department and Operation...
Purchasing Analyst in Chicago, IL Our client, a raw material manufacturing company, is looking to fill a Purchasing Analyst position in Chicago, IL. This company has a family feel environment and is in a growth mode. The company has doubled its size in the last year and continues to grow. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience with supporting the purchasing process comp...
Builders, contractors and remodelers across the country trust Norandex, a division of Saint-Gobain, and for good reason: We’re one of the leading distributors of exterior building products in the United States. Since 1946, we’ve been dedicated to searching out new and innovative ways to improve the quality of our products and services. We are an industry leader because we are a team of many with o...
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