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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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Sheet Metal Fabricator Job Label:MCE_Fabricator Mid-Continent Engineering is looking for an experienced sheet metal fabricator for our facility in Minneapolis, MN. The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of fabrication operations, methods, documentation and experience as turret punch operator. This position has the option of first or second shifts. If this sounds like you, come join us for a ...
We have an immediate need for an Assembler JOB DESCRIPTION Duties: -Process work orders by building PCB's and other related assemblies to build ETS equipment. - Reworking PCB's by applying ECN's. Work closley with engineers to build prototype assemblies and test fixtures - Build sub-assemblies and final assemblies using drawings and BOMs provided by the Documentation Services department - Te...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PP...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Mentor manufacturer has an immediate need for a Manual Machinist. Responsibilities / Qualifications: At least 5-10 years experience as a manual machinist Manual Machining Lathes CNC Operating CNC programming preferred Apprenticeship preferred Will replace company's current machinist who be will retiring at the end of the year. Will need to start and train with their current machinist for a...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description Candidates must be authorized to work permanently in the United States. We would like to thank candidates who submit their interest for this position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to succe...
Description PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in...
Description Are you looking for an opportunity where you will have an opportunity to define your future and grow your career as part of a driven, successful retail sales team? Then this is the opportunity for you! PPG, the world’s leading coatings and specialty Products Company, is looking for Retail Sales Associates to join our PPG Architectural Coatings sales team in an entry level role. In thi...
Description Are you looking for an opportunity where you will have an opportunity to define your future and grow your career as part of a driven, successful retail sales team? Then this is the opportunity for you! PPG, the world’s leading coatings and specialty Products Company, is looking for Retail Sales Associates to join our PPG Architectural Coatings sales team in an entry level role. In thi...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
During the last 38 years, SAS Shoemakers, a San Antonio, Texas based company, has developed a reputation as a premier American manufacturer of high quality comfort footwear. SAS has an opening for a Purchasing Agent, who is a quick learner, has some experience in purchasing and works well individually and with a team. PRIMARY DUTIES: • Responsible for purchasing and ensuring timely delivery of ...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...

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