Production and Ops Jobs

Production and Ops Employment Information


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.
RSS

1000+ Production and Ops jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 13769
Job Summary: The Planner is responsible for overseeing all the planning activities to ensure successful delivery of the product. The Planner will maintain a bill of materials (BOM) and other information in an MRP System, analyze engineering drawings and specifications, and maintain inventory levels in order to support demand based on customer requirements. This function must be done in a cost effi...
Mailing Operator Job Summary: Sets up and operates intelligent inserting and mailing equipment to produce a finished product according to customer specifications. Duties and tasks are frequently non-routine. Resolves most questions and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels. Applies some advanced skills to the position. May adapt procedures, processes and techniques to m...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Executive Assistant/Technical Customer Service Support/Purchasing Support job in Itasca, IL. You must have experience working in a hybrid role with experience in administrative support, technical customer service, and purchasing. Experience working for an engineering or HVAC firm is helpful. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package....
Think Fast. Think FedEx Ground. Interested in a fast-paced job with career advancement opportunities? Join the FedEx Ground team as a part-time Package Handler. PT Package Handlers $9.21 per hour Qualifications: • 18 years or older • Not in high school • Pass background check • Ability to load, unload, sort packages and other related duties All interested candidates must attend a sort observation...
The Welding & Maintenance Technician uses welding or flame-cutting equipment to repair or manufacture metal components according to layouts, blueprints or work orders. He/she uses a variety of welding and industrial equipment. He/she should be educated in safe welding procedures and practices and may have to weld or work with machinery in flat, vertical or overhead positions. The Welding & Mainten...
Company Confidential Ramsey, MN, 55303
Exciting opportunity for a person looking to work for a relatively new and growing organization. We are seeking a production employee that can accept a variety of tasks and feels comfortable working with several different types of equipment. Key Tasks: -Assembling small plastic bottles -Applying labels to the bottles -Stand, bend, lift, and reach boxes during production Requirements: -Must be able...
With our strong investment in research and development, and culture of continuous improvement, Hexcel is the industry leader in the manufacturing of industrial fabrics and composite materials. Over 4,500 people work for Hexcel at various manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&T centers around the globe……we call them our “Strength Within" Hexcel is currently seeking a Production Manager to be loc...
SAMPLE MAKER / SEWING SPECIALIST FOR BABY PRODUCTS (BASSINETS, STROLLERS, HIGHCHAIRS, ETC.) Full time or Part-time…schedule is flexible Start date: ASAP Well known juvenile products manufacturer located in Chicago’s west loop area has immediate opening for qualified individual for the position of Sewing Specialist/Sample Maker of BASSINETS, STROLLERS, HIGHCHAIRS, ETC. Ideal candidate must be organ...
Are you a looking for your next big opportunity, an opportunity that allows for steady work and a great environment where you can excel and actually enjoy going to work? Imagine this: you're receiving a steady weekly paycheck from a stable, reputable manufacturer. Your pay is worthy of your hard work and you can depend on a full benefits package. If that's your vision, Manpower has a job opportuni...
Manpower has 3 opening for Cherry Pickers for a large distribution center of electrical, communications and data networking products in Irving. This is a long term assignment that pays $12 dollars per hour. Candidates MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE OPERATING A CHERRY PICKER in order to be considered for this assignment. Other duties include receiving, storing, selecting, packing and distributing warehouse i...
Position Summary Operates solar cell and/or module production line equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures. Ensure efficient production operation during shift to meet all factory safety, output, yield, cost, and quality targets. Essential Functions: - Operates solar cell production line equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures. - Achieves trained and certified...
OVERVIEW Assist and supervise the performance of operational functions which constitutes the production, inspection and distribution of products and services for commercial customers. The successful candidate will be capable of managing multiple priorities simultaneously with a “hands on” style. Prioritizes production schedule based on customer requirements and materials supply. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION...
North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL), a manufacturer of exterior automotive lighting is hiring full-time for the tool shop located in Elberfeld, IN. Qualified candidates will need to know how to set up CNC Machining Center and machine-required components. Requirements - Min. 3 years of experience setting up and running CNC center. Working knowledge of plastic injection molds and Makino CNC equipmen...
SENIOR CASTING ENGINEER Richardson Cooling Packages, LLC designs, produces, sells, and supports cooling system parts and assemblies for use in off-highway applications. Products include radiators, charge-air coolers, oil coolers, coolant hoses, charge-air pipes, engine and radiator mounting brackets and equipment enclosures. Some stationary and mobile applications include generators, pumps, wood c...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: 'TMUS') is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: 'TMUS') is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: 'TMUS') is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
Warehouse EXPERIENCE/ABILITIES: • Basic math and computer skills • Forklift certification/license • Good oral and written communication skills • Strong organizational skills • Pretest ability to lift 50 lbs • Acceptable mechanical reasoning assessment score. • Previous Fork Lift experience REQUIRED KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS: UTILITY ROUTE AND WAREHOUSE FOCUS: Place cartons and bags in proper location i...
In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in t...
Mondelēz International LLC is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. While Mondelēz International LLC is new, our...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Popular Production and Ops Articles

Marketing Jobs Article Rating
Jobs in marketing are wide-ranging, encompassing all forms of media and a variety of disciplines and specialties. Explore marketing careers now.
Best-Paying MBA Majors Article Rating
Do you want your MBA to pay off with a high salary? Then choose your MBA concentration carefully. Here's a look at seven high-paying MBA specialties.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.35.42-324
eTrustLogo