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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 have an immediate need for an Assembler JOB DESCRIPTION Duties: -Process work orders by building PCB's and other related assemblies to build ETS equipment. - Reworking PCB's by applying ECN's. Work closley with engineers to build prototype assemblies and test fixtures - Build sub-assemblies and final assemblies using drawings and BOMs provided by the Documentation Services department - Te...
WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES NOW HIRING Worthington Industries Manufacturing Positions at Our Columbus Steel and Cylinders Locations If you're a responsible, hardworking individual looking for a full-time manufacturing opportunity to build an engaging career, Worthington Industries is for you. Voted a Top Workplace in Columbus in 2013 and 2014, Worthington operates on a people-first philosophy rooted in...
Job Description: REPUTABLE and EXPANDING manufacturing Co. is actively interviewing for an Engineer. As the appointed key point of contact for the Vice President you will have sole responsibility of estimating cable and wire harness assembly labor & materials, solving technical problems, assisting with providing feedback as it pertains to manufacturing processes and the development of the work fl...
KVK-TECH is a leading American developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty pharmaceuticals. KVK-TECH’s 110,000 square feet state of the art facilities are located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. These facilities are organized to accommodate the company’s entire business operation including product development, manufacturing, packaging/labeling, quality control, and sales and marketing. The compan...
As a member of a Flowserve Quick Repair Center in Vancouver WA, you will machine metal parts and components to repair pumps used in industrial settings, such as refineries and factories. Analyze specifications, set up machines, operate, and maintain machines. Verify quality of finished work. Collaborate with engineers and machinists to evaluate needs, troubleshoot problems, and recommend solutions...
Join STERIS in its vision to see the world free from Infection and Contamination as a Production Machinist Essential Job Functions - 1) Set-up and operate CNC and Conventional machines using the prescribed methods and procedures to machine parts to blueprint specifications. 2) Be thoroughly familiar with machine controls, operations and tooling and possess the ability to use such for the ma...
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 ...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the hands-on operation of automated injection/blow molding equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve optimal results. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates production equipment to achieve optimal results. Performs mechanical troubleshooting. Makes adjustments and repairs on machinery in the assigned designated work area as authorized under site guide...
Ensures team members practice safe work habits, and follows and enforces all safety rules and policies. Leads associates to help ensure efficient bottle and container production. Ensures products are in accordance with customer specified requirements. Ensures the Plant's Quality Policy, Operational Procedures and high production standards are maintained at all times. Ensures products are in acc...
GREEN FORD LLC. Body Shop is looking for an EXPERIENCED Body Repair Technician. **ALL APPLICANTS PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON AT GREEN FORD'S BODY SHOP LOCATED AT 3800 W WENDOVER AVE. GREENSBORO, NC. PLEASE ASK FOR MARVIN OLIVER - BODY SHOP MANAGER Duties: * Coordinating repairs with other required services; ordering and gathering parts, supplies, equipment, and tools. * Repairs automotive bodies by...
KVK-TECH’s 110,000 square feet of state of the art facilities are located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. These facilities are organized to accommodate the company’s entire business operation including product development, manufacturing, packaging/labeling, quality control, sales and marketing. The company’s manufacturing operations, facilities, systems, procedures and documentation are in strict compli...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Four year degree fro...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements Education and Experience: B.S. in Engineering fie...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, ...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, ...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High High School diploma...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Must be willing to work Friday through Sunday, from 5 AM to 5:30...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple inst...
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...
Micro Systems Engineering, Inc (MSEI) is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. The company is dedicated to the design and construction of implantable medical devices for cardiac rhythm management. With more than 30 years of experience, our growing success is bas...

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