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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 Audio-Visual Associate is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include setting up and breaking down meeting conferencing equipment: laptops, projectors, telephones, starphones, plasma screens, etc. Job Responsibilities: Set- up and break down meeting conferencing equipment: laptops, projectors, telephones,...
Moon Tool & Die Company is seeking a CNC Mill Operator. Healthcare benefits paid in full. Email resume’ to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Meadville Tribune...
Position Description: * Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools. * Uses full range of tools (hand, power, welding, machine shop equipment) to perform install, repair, rebuild or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions. * Starts up and shuts do...
M & S Metal Management LLC in Claremore, OK is currently searching for the following positions to join our team. ASME Code Pipe Fitter & Welder: Pay Range - $20.00 to $27.00 Structure Fitter & Welder: Pay Range - $14.00 - $19.00 Welder/Fitter Helpers Pay Range-$10.00 to $14.00 Material Process Layout Person Pay Range-$11.00 to $15.00 Tool Room Attendant: Pay Range - $12.00 to $16.00 Starting...
Now Hiring!! Hitachi & Johnson Control Full-time Positions • Assembly Production Associate • Warehouse • Forklift Driver • Customer Service Rep & More Positions Available! Ask about our Sign On & Referral Bonus up to $125. Benefits Available. WE NEED YOU NOW! APPLY ONLINE @ adeccousa.com or Call for an appointment Today! 635-1411 This job listing brought to you by The Norm...
Marsau Enterprises is now accepting applications for Shop Welder Please apply in person: 1209 N. 30th Enid OK 73701 580-233-3910 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Forklift Driver/Pack/Ship CORESTAFF Services is looking for a full-time shipping/receiving and order picking clerk to work in a small facility in Auburn, WA. Hours are 8AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday. Previous Forklift certification is preferred. Lifting will be up to 40# on occasion. Must be comfortable with order picking, RF Scanner operation and operating a forklift. This is a on-going contract p...
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...

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