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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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The Colonial Group specializes in the placement of outstanding talent in Manufacturing environments. Our clients understand that our decades of industry experience give us unique insight and access to top talent at all levels. The Colonial Group is a nationally recognized, award-winning firm dedicated to helping both clients and candidates join together to form a mutually beneficial relationship. ...
Eastern Manufacturing Inc. is a manufacturer of catalytic converters, manifold converters, and converter components for the automotive aftermarket. Our Universal, Direct-fit, CARB, High Performance, and Diesel converter lines cover over 46,000 applications, including OBDII coverage for all 50 states and are certified in 58 countries around the world. Located in Langhorne Pa, Eastern Manufacturing...
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This position is responsible for the following essential functions and responsibilities. · Process formulas and batch record keeping. · Cycle counting finished goods. · Administer reporting of finished goods · Complete inventory management transactions. · Responsible for responding to administrative duties as assigned by department manager/supervisor. · Processing formulas and record keeping...
Ensures all logistics activities for a fast-paced Distribution Center are operating efficiently and effectively. (Delivery, merchandising, and in some distribution centers warehouse) - Management, training, and development of all subordinate personnel. - Establish distribution goals, manage all delivery KBIs and review processes regularly. - Manage daily routes working closely with the Central ...
Provide leadership for manufacturing hourly associates. Supervises hourly team leads associates in all aspects of manufacturing (production, maintenance, quality, warehousing and transportation) to ensure optimal output of core processes while maintaining a quality focus and safe environment. • Focus on core processes to deliver expected outputs daily, weekly, monthly. • Lead team to maximize pr...
Lead and manage the Quality Assurance Department to ensure the production of high quality product at the lowest cost, while meeting the demands of our customers. - Select, supervise, and develop Quality Assurance personnel - Ensure accuracy and efficiency of water processing, syrup-batching, and all QA testing and record-keeping - Monitor and enforce proper sanitation and housekeeping procedure...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Responsible for operating various manual and automated equipment in the production process. - Set up machinery and ensure all production materials are available. - Operate and monitor equipment and replenish materials as needed. - Visually inspect production run and document results. - Determine and report malfunctions to appropriate parties. - Maintain cleanliness of equipment and assigned area. ...
Responsible for troubleshooting and providing immediate preventative and corrective maintenance support to production lines and facilitating change-over. - Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. - Overhaul and install new equipment. - Rebuild and fabricate parts. - Perform facility maintenance and maintain clean and safe work area. ...
Provides leadership for manufacturing hourly associates. Supervises hourly team leads associates in all aspects of manufacturing (production, maintenance, quality, warehousing and transportation) to ensure optimal output of core processes while maintaining a quality focus and safe environment. • Focus on core processes to deliver expected outputs daily, weekly, monthly. • Lead team to maximize p...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations in the Benicia and Ukiah Distribution Centers. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. Combined case volume of 5 million. - Manage execution of day to day...
Responsible for handling the movement process for beverage machines, including staging equipment and loading onto trucks, notifying division of shortages/overages and processing serial numbers and warranties. Also receives new equipment and ensures proper asset handling.. Responsible for handling the movement process for beverage machines, including staging equipment and loading onto trucks, noti...
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...
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the Heavy Truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. We are looking for a Manufacturing Plant Manager for our metals foundry facility. The ideal candidate will have experience at a metals fo...
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. Position description Job Goals: Re...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-savi...
A world leader with unparalleled material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomer, and fluoropolymers. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the processing expert in molding, extrusion and all-encompassing custom fabrication for medical OEMs. Leading the way through our global resources and technological expertise, we are committed to providing outstanding quality and exceptional value by de...
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. Job Goals: Saint-Gobain Performance...
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a world leader with unparalleled material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomer and fluoropolymers, and is the processing expert in molding, extrusion and all-encompassing custom fabrication for medical OEMs This position operates and maintains injection-molding presses to standard rate and check product being produced to specified Quality Inspection ...

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