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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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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...
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...
A Painter, under the leadership of the Manager, Body Shop, VPC will support the process to satisfy new and current customer demands for Toyota vehicles by providing the vehicles to dealers and customers that meet their demands. A Painter will 1) prepare vehicles for painting in the body shop in the VPC of GST, and 2) repaint damaged new vehicles and parts to factory standard quality. Essential Fu...
Successful candidates will be working in our Production areas with a primary focus on machine operations, machine set-up and troubleshooting, quality, sorting / inspection / packing, shipping / hi-lo drivers, grinder operations Current open positions include: MACHINE OPERATORS: load/unload machine, initial quality inspections, ability to use MICROMETERS, GAGES, CALIPERS, COMPARATORS, packing par...
Posting date: April 2, 2014 Position Summary: The Supervisor, Inventory Control manages a team of Material Handlers and Inventory Control personnel to ensure adequate inventory of materials and products in accordance with inventory cycle counts and organizational philosophy. This position operates within the context of QAD and other informational support tools as required and assists with QAD fo...
Functions within an ISO/Team environment effectively. Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts. Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and ins...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
The Woodbridge Group® a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products offers innovative urethane and bead foam technologies, to serve the automotive industry and several other business sectors around the globe. Since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to more than 60 facilities throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Paci...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
Manpower is looking for a Production Worker to work for our client in Clover, South Carolina. LOCATION: Clover, South Carolina LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT: 39 Weeks JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary purpose of this position is to convert rubber cement to first quality gloves by dipping the rack of forms to a standardized procedure. This person will dip racks of forms in their unit to the client standard, ...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
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 ...
COMPANY: Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal?s portfolio of well-re...
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...
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...
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...
ATK’s Missile Defense and Controls division with an office located in Elkton, MD, is currently seeking 3 Machinists for a 2nd Shift position. ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 15,000 employees in 21 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues in excess of $4.8 billion. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a techn...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to ATK Sporting Group is the established market leader in sporting and law enforcement ammunition, and tactical and shooting accessories. The group serves sport-shoo...
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 moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/or ma...

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