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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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ATK’s Missile Defense and Controls division with an office located in Elkton, MD, is currently seeking 3 Machinists for a 2nd Shift position. ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 15,000 employees in 21 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues in excess of $4.8 billion. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a techn...
This position is located in our CA, Chula Vista facility Applies basic welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials. 1. Applies appropriate welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials. 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts or work orders. 3. Lays out and marks points ...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Permit/ROW Site Acquisition Manager: Manage and implement the acquisition of required permits, right of ways, easements, and land use for deploying a Fiber To The Home (FTTH) project. These efforts shall support aerial and underground fiber deployments; and site acquisition for "hut" or shelter facilities. Prepares permit application p...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
This position is located in our OK, Oklahoma City facility Project Manager--Capture and Manage design/implementation of telecommunications system projects • Project Management o Provides technical, administrative, and operational leadership to assigned task(s), including contract and subcontractor management. o Supervises assigned staff. Includes providing oversight and guidance of GDIT and Su...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as a Material Handler Requirements High School diploma or GED equivalent required and six months related experience and/or training. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Must be willing to work Friday through Sunday, from 5 AM to 5:30...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, ...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple inst...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High High School diploma...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements Education and Experience: B.S. in Engineering fie...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as an Administrative Assistant. Requirements High School diploma or equivalent 1 year of experience Previous administrative experience a plus. Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet. Previous Oracle data base knowledge a plus. Good ...
A career at Dyax is more than a job. Our goal to discover, develop, and commercialize novel therapeutic products takes a special type of person. If you're passionate about your work, motivated by a challenge, and deeply committed to what you do, you'll find like-minded individuals here at Dyax. Our environment cultivates innovation--empowering those who want to make a contribution, pursue new idea...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the hands-on operation of automated injection/blow molding equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve optimal results. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates production equipment to achieve optimal results. Performs mechanical troubleshooting. Makes adjustments and repairs on machinery in the assigned designated work area as authorized under site guide...
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 ...
West Valley Staffing Group is currently seeking a CNC Mill Machinist for our client in South San Francisco, CA. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION. Our client is an internationally recognized outsource solution provider for complex modules ranging from liquid & gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. The CNC Mill Machinist will be responsible for setup, production and preventativ...
Manager Claims CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilit...
A Painter, under the leadership of the Manager, Body Shop, VPC will support the process to satisfy new and current customer demands for Toyota vehicles by providing the vehicles to dealers and customers that meet their demands. A Painter will 1) prepare vehicles for painting in the body shop in the VPC of GST, and 2) repaint damaged new vehicles and parts to factory standard quality. Essential Fu...

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