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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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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liq...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in 2002 to acquire, own and operate a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Our business is characterized by extensive industry and safety experience, strong financial fundamentals, and o...
Company Confidential Euclid, OH, 44117
POSITION SUMMARY The Quality Auditor is responsible for leading and conducting audits to insure that all management and employees are in conformance to the company quality management system and high work standards to ensure that all activities meet or exceed all business goals, customer / industry / regulatory requirements. RESPONSIBILITIES Schedule and conduct internal quality assurance compli...
Summary: This position is responsible for managing the development of a Master Schedule based upon customer requirements that minimizes inventory and maximizes equipment capacity Essential Duties and Responsibilities · Develop Master Production Schedule from customer planned orders · Leads daily production meeting · Responsible for forecasting accuracy in financial planning, Balance out previ...
Job Description: Manufacturing Production Specialist This is a great position for someone looking for stability and a team-oriented environment! Someone with a customer service and warehouse background, who is comfortable working in an environment with repetitive tasks, is an ideal individual for this position. Compensation Varies There are two shifts offered for this particular position. Shif...
Job Purpose: Produces components by assembling parts and subassemblies. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials. * Positions parts and subassemblies by reading work instructions. * Assembles components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies. * Verif...
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...
We offer an exciting opportunity for innovative, self-motivated Process Technicians who are looking for well-rounded, hands-on experience within a stable and unique industry. Plastipak is the largest privately-held plastic rigid manufacturer in North America, with global operations. In this role, you will be responsible for and have the authority for setting up and operating automated blow moldin...
Functions within an ISO/Team environment effectively. Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts. Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and ins...
Responsible for the hands-on operation of automated injection/blow molding equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve optimal results. Operates production equipment to achieve optimal results. Performs mechanical troubleshooting. Makes adjustments and repairs on machinery in the assigned designated work area as authorized by cell leader under site guidelines of centerlining. Monitors ...
Come Join the Market Leader! Anixter is the world’s leading supplier of products used to connect voice, video, data, security systems, specialty electrical and electronic wire and cable for building construction, industrial maintenance and original equipment manufacturing. We’re also the leader in providing fasteners and C-class components to OEMs and production lines. We’re looking forPART TIME...
Position: TEMP - Mechanical Designer - 6 MONTHS Location: Engineering Design Department Victaulic Global HQ Easton, PA Reports to: Supervisor, Engineering Design Scope: Responsible for the successful coordination, implementation, and execution of design drafting projects, ensuring that all requirements, standards, and processes are met, and best practices are being utilized. Design Drafting pr...
Responsibilities: 1. Development of multi market business in a given territory for all of the company's engineered products and solutions. 2. Conduct regular sales calls on engineering firms, contractors, end users, and other influences as required. 3. Support local Victaulic distributors. 4. Provide complete and accurate documentation of all sales activities to management. 5. Work with sales...
BALANCING VALVE SALES SPECIALIST SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Victaulic has led the industry for more than 85 years and continues to grow our outside sales team. At Victaulic, we don’t sit back and enjoy success. We move forward and strive to grow. Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the industry. We continue ...
Position: Distribution Center Coordinator – Baltimore, MD Reports to: Distribution Center Manager Location: US Distribution Center – Baltimore, MD Scope: Responsible for the day to day administrative functions of the Distribution Center. Assist in warehouse operations (pick, pack, operate equipment, etc.) when required. Performs the duties of Distribution Center Manager during their absence. R...
Scope: You will be working in an Engineering Research and Development Laboratory with the responsibility of testing and evaluating components and prototypes to maintain initiative and project timelines for new product or process introductions. This includes ensuring that all standards and requirements are met during the prototype development stage. Creative input is required frequently, as protot...
Scope : The Quality Assurance Analyst role is responsible for planning and executing system and integrated testing for major projects. This includes working with the project managers to understand the functional and non-functional requirements that need to be considered, estimating the effort required for testing, writing test plans and re-usable test cases & scripts, executing the testing and tr...
OIL AND GAS SALES SPECIALIST HOUSTON, TEXAS Victaulic has led the industry for more than 85 years and continues to grow our outside sales team. At Victaulic, we don’t sit back and enjoy success. We move forward and strive to grow. Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the industry. We continue to add hig...
Engineering Rotational Program Description : Trainees will be assigned one year training rotations in different areas of the company including foundry engineering, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, manufacturing operations, or facilities engineering. Upon completion of the training program, trainees are permanently assigned to a position that best matches his/her career interests and stren...
SALES TRAINEE Detroit, MI Victaulic has led the industry for more than 85 years and continues to grow our outside sales team. At Victaulic, we don’t sit back and enjoy success. We move forward and strive to grow. Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the industry. We continue to add high-powered sales re...

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