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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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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 ...
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...
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...
Merchandise Production Planner Apparel Manufacturer The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel / Word, and have excellent communication skills. Ability to adhere to timelines, as well as exhibiting math skills is essential. Previous planning experience in a manufacturing environment is a benefit, and College Degree or equivalent work experience is required. This positio...
More than a job. A future. Standard Jig Boring Service, LLC, based in Akron/Green, Ohio, is a rapidly growing and innovative World Class Manufacturer focusing on the energy/gas compression industry. Our cultured work environment of teamwork, flexibility, continuous improvement and ongoing employee development makes SJBS an ideal work setting with an open and fun atmosphere that will take your ca...
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...
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...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as an Administrative Assistant. Requirements High School diploma or equivalent 1 year of experience Previous administrative experience a plus. Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet. Previous Oracle data base knowledge a plus. Good ...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as a Material Handler Requirements High School diploma or GED equivalent required and six months related experience and/or training. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction...
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. 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 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High High School diploma...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 15,500 employees in 21 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or a military operation. We are the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of space systems, and the nation’s l...
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. ...
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...
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...

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