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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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Please note this is a 6+ months contract position Skills: GCMS Product Line, Attention to Details, Assemble and/or Test Subassemblies This position is primarily responsible for assembly on the GCMS product lines. It includes but is not limited to: - Assemble and/or test subassemblies related to the GCMS product line. - Perform routine production line tasks defined by the work area using hand t...
Mechanical Engineer I Reports To: Director, Engineering FLSA Status: Exempt HRB Title: Engineer I Division: Americas Location: GT Development Department: Engineering SUMMARY The purpose of this position is to work as a team member to provide the highest level of Engineering Advantage to our customers by improving designs for manufacturing, profitability, performance, quality, and customer ...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Machine Operator in Montgomeryville, PA. Earn $12.00 per hour at this full time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Shifts: Shift 1 - Monday through Friday, 6:55 AM – 3:00 PM Shift 2 - Monday through Friday, 2:55 PM – 11:0...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking a Buyer for a job at a manufacturing company in Lakewood, NJ. The qualified candidate will have at least four years of purchasing experience, a Bachelor's degree, and strong Microsoft Office skills. The company offers a competitive salary and good work/life balance. Job Responsibilities: Input purchase orders for various parts and components Provide prici...
This Manager of Purchasing Job located in the Suburbs of Chicago, IL is made for an individual seeking to join their last company and would enjoy working in a work hard/play hard environment. Obtain quotations and prepare and place purchase orders for material, equipment and supplies required to support manufacturing, distribution and building operations. Determine lowest total cost while meeting...
ASenior Instrumentation Engineeris needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in WestPoint, PA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Root Cause Analysis and deviation investigations - Pharmaceutical manufacturing - Chemical or mechanical engineering What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for investigation of manufacturing deviation events occurring during the manu...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
JOB OPENINGS Plateco is seeking skilled and qualified applicants for multiple positions. Must have HS diploma or equivalent, excellent attendance, strong work history, and be able to pass pre-employment testing. Plating Assistant (3rd shift): Make up to $13.00/hour + 80 cents shift premium Hang & remove parts on Rack 2 & Rack 3 Rack Floater (1st Shift): Make up to $15.00/hour Rack Electro P...
GENERAL PRODUCTION WalzCraft is an established custom kitchen cabinet door and cabinet component manufacturer located in the city of La Crosse, WI. We are looking for quality oriented, ambitious people to work in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on both our 1st and 2nd Shift Production Teams. Positions include but are not limited to: Gluing, Sanding, Feeding/Catching, CNC Operation, Ass...
If you are looking for a GREAT career you need to look no further than Priority Wire and Cable! Priority Wire and Cable are in need of self-starters who can quickly contribute and complement our warehouse team! These positions will offer overtime and the opportunity for both professional and personal growth. The Priority Wire and Cable story. Priority Wire and Cable is a premiere supplier of wi...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. CNC Machinist (1 of 2)-5276140919 Description DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is seeking a CNC Machinist located in West Chester, PA for their 2nd shift position. DePuy Synthes is a Johnson & Johnson company that is one of the leaders in the medical device industry. Our implants and instruments are used by orthopaedic su...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM) 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. PPG is com...
Established local company looking to hire a strong Manual Horizontal Boring Mill Machinist. We are looking for independent individuals that take a print and make a part to specification. We do not want to look over your back and guide you through the process. We are looking for the talent to be able to produce independently. We have been in business for many years and have several customers. We ar...
Great Company looking for a 1st Shift Press Brake Operator! WHAT DOES THIS JOB ENTAIL? Set Up and Operate manual cnc machines IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? Previous machining experience a plus! This position is about 3-4 months long. Must have a Valid Driver’s License and Clean Background. Please Submit Resumes TO: Email: ***** Fax: 440-914-0109 or Call 440-914-0090...
Great Company in need of a Machinist! WHAT DOES THIS JOB ENTAIL? Will perform misc. machining operations. This is a production environment. Machinist will also be responsible for maintaining inventory on certain items. WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED? We offer an amazing benefit package. IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? Individual must be able to run manual machines (lathe, mill & grinder). Must also have experi...

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