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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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2nd Shift 5pm Start In need of several Order Selectors/Pullers Must be able to lift 50lbs Must be able to operate a Pallet Jack/Forklift Must have experience with a Cherry Picker Must have experience with Hand Scanners Must have good work ethic Perfect Attendance Must be able to pass an accuracy test with Pallet Jack and Hand Scanner Must pass a Drug Screen and Background Check NO CRIMIN...
Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager JOB SUMMARY: Develop, support, and lead quality and continuous improvement processes and initiatives. Institute best practices, identify areas for improvement and development, and establish buy-in for operational excellence initiatives required to support the strategic plan and drive meaningful change wherever required. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assess ...
Tracking Code 1197-763 Job Description The Business Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining markets for one product line in the public and industrial sectors. Required Skills Bachelor''s degree and 5-10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. - Effective written and verbal communication skills - Strong business development and s...
Tracking Code 981-763 Job Description The Lead Operator is responsible for training and overseeing the daily activities of operators, solving complex operational problems, and performing maintenance and operations activities at water and wastewater treatment facilities. Assumes responsibility for insuring the efficient and effective operation of water or wastewater treatment plants by: - a. Ensur...
Tracking Code 1096-763 Job Description The Lead Operator is responsible for training and overseeing the daily activities of operators, solving complex operational problems, and performing maintenance and operations activities at wastewater treatment facilities. Assumes responsibility for insuring the efficient and effective operation of water or wastewater treatment plants by: - a. Ensuring that ...
Tracking Code 995-763 Job Description The Operator 1 is responsible for operating or learning to operate machinery, pumps, and related equipment in water or wastewater treatment facilities. Operates valves, pumps, motors, belt presses, disinfection equipment, vehicles and various other related equipment and machinery - Provides routine testing, monitoring, and maintenance of production wells - Pe...
Tracking Code 1193-763 Job Description The Operator 2 is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment for the treatment of water or wastewater, generally at small to medium sized water and wastewater treatment facilities. Provides routine testing, monitoring, and maintenance of production wells - Performs treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment to assure proper op...
WSI is searching for Machine Operators to start immediately!! As a member of this plastics company that produces parts for many different industries, you are always reaching for ambitious performance goals. This Family Owned Business Enterprise utilizes a state of the art mold shop that allows you to deliver products of superior quality to its clients. We have over 50 jobs available! Your role a...
iforce is NOW HIRING for 2nd shift in the Marysville, OH area Applicant will be applying protective covering to vehicles. *Must have a valid drivers license *Must be able to drive automatic and manual vehicle *Must be able to stand for the entire shift *Bending, twisting, and stooping often *Less than 1 year experience required *Some High School Coursework required ****Drug Screen and Back...
Job ID: 36254 Position Description: Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors Co., has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste manage...
Spartan Staffing, a TrueBlue company specializing in staffing for the manufacturing and logistics industries. Spartan is the employer of choice committed to offering positions for growth and a stable future. We are interested in meeting people to join the Spartan team. We’ll use your skills & attributes to place you in a job that matches your preferences. Guided by our values, we pride ourselves o...
Shipping and Receiving duties: Load and unload trucks, build crates, interface with computer system, move material through the shop and schedule/plan for logistics of shipments. Located at 290 and the Beltway...
Driving an automatic, off-road semi, sometimes called spotter trucks or yard trucks. Must have experience hooking up to flatbed trailers, 48'-0" to 70'-0" long. Multi-tasking to move 40-65 trailers per day for 5 forklift loaders, 2 cranes men, and 4-5 production lines. These trucks are registered as off-road trucks. Very similar to a day cab semi with this exception- the truck has the ability to l...
Location: Vadnais Heights, MN Position: 2nd shift Operations Technician Shift: 2nd (2:30-11pm M-F) Pay Range: $42k-58k DOE, Negotiable Type: Direct Hire, Permanent SUMMARY: Support Production, Engineering, and Rapid Prototype transitioning product/process through pre-production into production launch. Provide ongoing production support optimizing tooling and processes. Follows and adheres to...
Manual machinist needed, must be able to run engine lathes, small mills and drill. O.D. Grinding and CNC experience a plus. Must have own measuring and hand tools. Located near the Beltway and 290...
Looking for full time work or part time for some extra cash flow? Do you need a flexible schedule? Have you always wanted to pick how many days a week you work? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER THAN iforce!! iforce is currently hiring in the East Liberty, OH area for parts inspectors. The shifts are 1st and 2nd with a flexible schedule, you pick 2-5 days a week, full time or part time schedules. *Candida...
A local leading organization is currently seeking forklift drivers in Groveport, OH for a long term, temporary opportunity. Stand-up and sit-down Forklift drivers must be familiar with operating Raymond Equipment; have current certification within the last 3 years and at least 2 years of experience. You will load and unload material and operate a stand up forklift or reach truck. If you meet the ...
Spartan, a TrueBlue company specializing in staffing for the manufacturing and logistics industries is committed to creating opportunities for your success. When you join the Spartan team, we’ll lead you through our R-Man Ready process to determine your skills & attributes and place you in a job that matches your preferences. We are currently seeking candidates for Bilingual Lead Production Assoc...
Established, profitable poultry firm needs a motivated person to be it’s Thigh Debone Manager. This position offers excellent salary and benefits, along with a relocation package. Bonus potential is also included. The qualified candidate will have 5+ years cut up and debone management experience. Whole Leg Debone, Thigh Debone, and Leg Quarter Cut Up is a plus. Bilingual (English and Spanish) is ...
Packaging Engineer is needed to provide technical packaging support for Medical Products and Services products. Must have a degree related to Packaging Engineering, medical industry FFS technology experience and knowledge of ISO11607. This is a Contract position with potential for Direct Hire opportunity to join a growing company. Responsibilities for the Packaging Engineer Support for Medical P...

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