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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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PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR – FIRST SHIFT Brookdale Plastics, a custom thermoforming organization, is a leader in plastic packaging solutions for the retail, protective, electronic and medical industries. The packaging solutions we provide aid our customers in selling cutting-edge products! Our philosophy is to provide the best value product to our customer/partner through innovation, manufacturing exp...
General Summary: q Direct and manage all plant and related administrative operations with overall responsibility for materials management, warehouse management, manufacturing, distribution, shipping and maintenance. Coordinate the activities of the product management and the product development team. q Lead company in a continuous improvement….Toyota lean process q Manage day to day sales proce...
Line Mechanic: 2nd & 3rd Shift openings – Schwan Cosmetics USA-Cosmolab Schwan Cosmetics USA (Cosmolab, Inc.)is a dynamic organization that seeks to provide world-class cosmetics products to our customers and end users. Cosmolab, Inc. is part of Schwan STABILO Cosmetics which is a full service private label supplier with a strong heritage of developing and introducing innovative, market driven co...
General Manager Machinery business NW Wisconsin We are looking for a candidate to become a General Manager of an international machinery business located in River Falls, Wisconsin. The candidate would initially start as Sales Manager to learn the business for approximately one year and then assume the role of the General Manager. The candidate we are looking for should have several years of manag...
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: 1. Locates buried facilities near the route of "B" service wire using appropriate equipment. 2. Operates a vehicle with trailer. 3. Places buried service wires using a manually controlled gasoline/diesel powered tractor/trencher, plow, boring machine or manual tools. 4. Coordinates work activity with customers, other utilities,...
ENGINEERING SALES SPECIALIST DENVER, COLORADO Overview: 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 contin...
Position: Mechanical Engineer Location: Engineering Services - Victaulic Corporate Headquarters- Easton, PA Reports to: Manager of Engineering Services **FULL RELOCATION BENEFITS ARE OFFERED FOR THIS POSITION**** This position would work in Victaulic Corporate Headquarters Engineering Services Group. This person will interact with Sales, Sales Management, Executive Management and Victaulic Cus...
Summer 2015 - Sales Internship Program Our Sales Internship Program is a 10 week exploration that provides a well-rounded, real-world look into what it means to be a sales professional at Victaulic. Sales Interns begin their journey at our corporate headquarters in Easton, PA for the first half of the internship program. For five weeks at headquarters, they receive sales training and complete sev...
LINE SALES SPECIALIST ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS Overview: 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...
WATER AND WASTE WATER SALES SPECIALIST GREAT PLAINS Overview: 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 ...
SALES TRAINEE Positions available Nationwide 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 hi...
Position: Field Service Technician – Engineering Associate Location: Victaulic Global Headquarters -Engineering Services Dept Easton, PA Reports to: Manager, Engineering Services or Group Leader Scope: The Victaulic Tool team is looking for an experienced engineer or field technician to support tool related inquiries within the US customer base. This individual will interface with end-users an...
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 ...
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...
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...
Overview: 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 representatives to ...
SALES TRAINEE Positions available Nationwide 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 hi...
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...
Stockers wanted for large Distribution Center in Robbinsville, NJ. This is a temp-to-perm opportunity that will go permanent. You will be eligible for many great benefits once you go perm including a pay raise. 2 Shifts Available: 1st Shift - 10:30am - 7pm Mon - Fri -or- 2nd Shift - 1pm - 9:30pm Mon - Fri Pay rate starts at $10/hr Job Duties Include: Load boxes from pallet to cart Scan la...
A company in the Warrendale, PA area is looking for 1st shift (M-F) Light Laborers for their Warehouse. Shift: 1st Shift, Mon-Fri , 7:00am- 3:30pm Pay: $12.00/HR Hours a week: 40/HRs This is a long term contract position. The said candidate may be required to manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other unskilled general labor. Includes all unskilled manual laborers not el...

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