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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 for 2nd or 3rd shift Job Details Level: Experienced Job Location: USA-MO-Earth City Travel Percentage: None Position Type: Full Time Job Shift: 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd shift Education Level: High School Job Category: Manufacturing Description Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging is an independent, privately held contract pharmaceutical packaging company located in St. Louis,...
Vehicle Prep Value Stream Manager Reports to:V.P. of Operations Department:300 – Operations Management Pay Status:Exempt, Pay Grade XIII SUMMARY: Develop, implement and maintain a system to ensure that all products manufactured by the Value Stream (VS) are completed in an efficient manner. Ensure that the VS meets production schedules, customer specifications and achieves superior quality and...
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Sales Engineer. Exergy has been the leading global designer and manufacturer of heat exchangers for over 30 years. For more information, please view our website at www.exergyllc.com Responsibilities · Correspond with customers and sales reps through verbal and written communication in response to customer request...
This position is for Ardent Mills, a Joint Venture between Cargill, Incorporated, ConAgra Foods and CHS, Inc. Position Purpose: This role manages the Technical Service team that is accountable for engaging with customers to ensure the health of current business plus develop insights that lead to new opportunities to create distinctive value. Develops business opportunities that can be self-execu...
Handy Mailing Service is a growing direct mail advertising business servicing companies nationwide. We are looking for an honest, neat, punctual hard working person capable of running several kinds of mailing and bindery equipment. Strong mechanical and computer skills are required. This person will set up & run equipment. Most jobs are preformed by a team of 2 to 3 people therefore we need an emp...
Job Description Machine Operator Job Description Set up and operate a variety of machine tools including lathes, knee mills to produce precision parts. Setting up CNC vertical machining centers is a plus but not required. Able to read blue prints and work with basic shop math, with an understanding of control limits or tolerances. May also fabricate and modify parts applying knowledge of mechani...
Qualifications: Must have high school diploma or GED, or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess ability to read and interpret documents, write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of employees. Must possess good mathematical skills. Physical Environmental Factors: Employee must...
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) is a midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and processing of natural gas and liquids for its customers. Boardwalk and its subsidiaries own and operate approximately 14,625 miles of natural gas and liquids pipelines and underground storage caverns with an aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 207 b...
Job Summary: Lays out and fits pipe and/or structural fabrication and repairs in accordance with established drawings and welding procedures. Essential Functions:  Lay out and prepare base metals using air and power tools.  Able to identify weld joint designs.  Tack weld all fitted work in preparation for production welding  Read and properly interpret basic blue prints and drawings. ...
Company Confidential Naperville, IL, 60563
This position reports to the Plant Manager. This is not an entry level position. All potential candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their possession of the following attributes. The successful candidate will be able to maintain a production department that experiences < 1% unscheduled downtime, and meets all of the criteria listed in this job description. Candidates must possess solid me...
The Production Supervisor (aka FACTORY FOCUS MANAGER) will provide leadership, direction and hands-on involvement for the in-house manufacturing of medical capital equipment. Plan/Execute daily activities to ensure internal/external customer demands are met. Drive continuous improvement of safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity through the use of Lean Manufacturing tools. Experien...
Company Confidential Whittier, CA, 90602
We are currently seeking a tool room staff expert in EDM. Requirements · A minimum of 5 years of experience in precision complex geometry parts cutting for carbide and tool steels which must fit together to .0001 in. tolerance. · A minimum of 4 years of experience on Mitsubishi EDM machines running Esprit software. · Must be highly motivated, willing to work extra hours and take on additional ...
Company Confidential Whittier, CA, 90602
We are currently seeking a very experienced, highly capable, expert, veteran Die Maker. Requirements Must have 10 years of experience as a high level Die Maker. Must be able to plan, design, re-design, draw, schedule, and make tool routers for ERP system. Must be able to make all specialized component parts on Mitsubishi EDM, specify outside purchased parts, specify heat treating, assemble die...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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