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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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A world leader with unparalleled material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomer, and fluoropolymers. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the processing expert in molding, extrusion and all-encompassing custom fabrication for medical OEMs. Leading the way through our global resources and technological expertise, we are committed to providing outstanding quality and exceptional value by de...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. In the United States and Canada, Sai...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description Job Goals: Ma...
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the world's leading producer of engineered, high-performance polymer products, serving virtually every major industry across the globe. The Aerospace team in Ravenna, OH is seeking a Quality Engineer for its manufacturing facility. Job Goals: Responsible for communicating quality standards verbally, in writing, and through training to all levels of organizatio...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Job Goals: Saint-Gobain Performance...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. If you are looking to be part of an ...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-savi...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. We are currently looking for a Wareh...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description Job Goals: Su...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description Job Goals: Re...
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a world leader with unparalleled material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomer and fluoropolymers, and is the processing expert in molding, extrusion and all-encompassing custom fabrication for medical OEMs This position operates and maintains injection-molding presses to standard rate and check product being produced to specified Quality Inspection ...
Title: Process Technician Location: Fountain Inn, South Carolina Salary: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour/DOE How to Apply: Submit your resume in Word format to Angie Craven at ***** Angie Craven is a Plastics Recruiter with MRI Person County and recruits for the top plastics manufacturing companies in the USA. KEY WORDS: Plastic, Plastics, Injection, Injection Molding, Manufacturing, Pr...
Title: Production Manager Location: Fountain Inn, South Carolina Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 How to Apply: Submit your resume in Word format to Angie Craven at ***** KEY WORDS: Plastics, Plastic, Injection, Injection Molding, Manufacturing, Production Management, Production Manager Job Description: A leading PLASTIC Injection Molding facility in Greenville, South Carolina area is s...
Title: Quality Manager Location: Greenville, South Carolina Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 How to Apply: Submit your resume in Word format to Angie Craven at ***** Angie Craven is a Plastics Recruiter with MRI Person County and recruits for the top plastics manufacturing companies in the USA. KEY WORDS: Plastic, Plastics, Injection, Injection Molding, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Maint...
Where will a UniFirst career take you? As an industry leader in the rental, lease and sale of uniforms and facility services products, UniFirst Corporation has grown to become one of the largest companies in the garment services industry. With over 11,000 employee Team Partners and more than 220 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, we're poised to sustain continuous...
General Manager Needed! My client company, in the Biofuel’s, industry has an excellent opportunity for a General Manager. The position will report to a Board of Directors. Successful candidates must have, and possess, the following skills, ability and experience: Experienced leader with 10+ years’ experience managing Director level leaders. Knowledge and understanding of trading activities of ...
Siter-Neubauer & Associates is currently conducting a search for a Product Manager: Located in Upstate New York where the air is clearer and the costs are cheaper, my client is a leader in the Medical Device Industry in their categories. They have grown through acquisition and organic growth and are seeking quality professionals to continue that growth. We are looking for a Product Marketing Man...
No matter what line of work you’re in, if you want to team with a company that realizes continued success not only depends on superior customer service and products, but also the growth and ambition of its entire workforce, UniFirst Corporation is the company for you. Today we are one of the largest companies in the garment services industry employing over 10,000 people and servicing well over 200...
Our client is currently seeking a RECRUITER. This job will have the following responsibilities: Coordinate and facilitate logistics associated with recruitingactivities including but not limited to managing requisitions in the applicanttracking system, sourcing and screening candidates, scheduling interviews,extending and managing offers, assisting with background check screening andtracking and...
Job Summary: Under limited supervision, operates and maintains large mechanical equipment plants that include drinking water and sanitary wastewater for a building complex, data center, or industrial processes. Must have a strong understanding of water/wastewater processes to include; activated sludge system, sequence of operations, interconnection of equipment, valve and piping layouts, operatio...

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