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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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EXP SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS needed. Apply in person Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm at 925 Doc Brown Rd, Raeford...
Now Hiring Pipe Fitters, Pipe Welders, Millwrights, Welders, and Iron Workers!! Call 706-297-0087 email: ***** Fax: 706-297-0088...
3M is seeking a Production Supervisor (3rd shift) for the Aerospace Commercial Transportation, Aearo Technologies LLC, located in Newark, DE. Be part of what’s next! Job Summary: The person hired for the position of Production Supervisor (3rd shift) will be responsible for overseeing the Foam Making production process during 3rd shift operations. Primary Responsibilities include but are not lim...
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MACHINIST CNC MILLING Full time day shift position. Min. 10 years experience on both manual and CNC milling machines required. Set-up and program editing required. Programming a plus. Excellent wage and benefits package includes dental, hospitalization, and profit sharing pension plans. Send resume to: P.O. Box 267, c/o The News-Herald, 7085 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
MAINTENANCE AND PATTERNMAKER POSITIONS We are looking for qualified individuals to fill the positions of Millwright and Electrician in our Maintenance Department at $20.75 per hour and the position of Patternmaker in our Pattern Department at $21.70 per hour. Ideal candidates must have at least 7 years of verifiable Industrial Maintenance or Patternmaker experience. Previous foundry experience is...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
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...
Working at Exotic Metals Forming Company is more than just a job. It’s a place to challenge yourself and be a part of something bigger. We are innovative, provide a great environment and work together as a family. Be a piece of our culture. Be the Best! Description Painter / Sprayer *Applications will be reviewed as they come in. This job posting will remain active for no more than 30 days. Us...
General Summary: This position contributes to the success of the Pepsi Beverages Company by providing maintenance supervision in a manufacturing plant. Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: Assures equipment reliabilty to maximize production line productivity. Implements process enhancements to improve package and flavor changeover efficiency. Utilizes visual factory con...
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...
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 ...
FOUNDRY PRODUCTION WORKERS Alliance Castings Company is seeking foundry workers for all shifts at its steel foundry in Alliance, Ohio. Qualified applicants should have industrial experience in performing strenuous general labor tasks, welding, cleaning and finishing (chippers), machine operators. Possible future opportunities for advancement. Wage: $13.00 - $15.20 per hour APPLICATIONS WILL O...
Shear Operator 2nd shift Shear Operator for 2nd shift in N. Houston. The pay is DOE. An entry level candidate would be acceptable with some type of prior metal shop experience. Previous shear experience is strongly preferred. Must be able to read a measuring tape. Please send all resumes to ***** Put “2nd shift Shear Operator” in subject line. or call Clay at 713-896-9956 Fax 713-...
ASML-Optician Accurately manufacture and supply all ASML products in accordance with the established specification statements. Make improvements to existing products and processes, and guide the implementation of new products and processes. Ensure quality and standardization while contributing to improvements in effectivity and efficiency. Accountabilities: •Grind and polish optics on conventio...
Working at Exotic Metals Forming Company is more than just a job. It’s a place to challenge yourself and be a part of something bigger. We are innovative, provide a great environment and work together as a family. Be a piece of our culture. Be the Best! Description Chemical Processor *Applications will be reviewed as they come in. This posting will remain active for no more than 30 days. Respo...
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...
Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Shipping & Receiving Supervisor position in a manufacturing facility in the Pinehurst Tx. This is a working Supervisor position and candidate must have the ability to read prints and use a measuring tape and have experience in shipping & receiving, track inventory and stock parts and assign work task. Organizational skills and experience in obtaining bids, filling ...
1. Installs component parts in final assembly by skillfully operating rotary swagers, punch press, hydraulic press, ultrasonics and other equipment as documented on production planners. 2. Performs production processes to precision measurement specifications and tolerances down to .0001 inch. 3. Performs initial production set up with little assistance from higher classification or Supervisor. ...
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Seaman Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of highly engineered coated fabrics in Bristol, TN has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Supervisor. Key responsibilities for this position include: * Provide leadership and guidance, aid in problem solving and diagnosing malfunctions to minimize equipment damage, downtime and poor quality products. * Ensure the h...

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