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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse / Production Workers in West Deptford, NJ. Earn $9.00 per hour at these full-time, long-term temporary positions. These positions have the possibility of going perm based on performance and attendance. Work 40 hours per week, work Monday - Friday, wit...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in Malvern, PA. Earn $10.00 per hour at these part-time, temporary positions. Work up to 40 hours per week on 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Job Description: Ships, receives, stores and distributes material and product Picking and packing of orders Sc...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience is recruiting for Picker-Packers and Warehouse workers in Norristown, PA. Our client is seeking reliable and dependable candidates for temporary assignments. Earn $9.00 to $9.15 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week on 1st and 2nd shifts. Shifts: 1st Shift: 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM 2nd Shift:...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Machine Operators in Exton, West Chester, and Malvern, PA. Earn $10.00 per hour at these full-time, temp-to-hire positions. Work 40 hours per week. Working one weekend day is required. Shifts Available: 1st Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM 2nd Shift: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Parts and Service Administrator in Folcroft, PA. Earn $15.00 to $17.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Supports branch service business by providing all req...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Earn $10.00 to $12.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, two shifts available: 1st Shift: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 2nd Shift: 4:30 PM to 12:00 AM Job Description:...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. In the United States and Canada, Sain...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. In the United States and Canada, Sain...
In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain had sales of approximately $7.9 billion and employed approximately 19,000 people in 2012. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 140 distribution outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Saint-Gobain North American businesses include: CertainTeed Corporation (Valley Forge, PA), Norandex Building Materials Distribut...
Production Supervisor - Aerospace Job Description: As our newest Production Supervisor, you will oversee production employees in the fabrication & processing of Aerospace material, sub-assemblies & parts. Responsibilities: Support the corporate initiative to accomplish the goals of the business unit Develop & maintain the day to day activities Communicate & share information, solves problems, & mo...
Commodity Manager Job Description: As our newest Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for owning the global supply chain strategy for PCBs & PCBAs. Responsibilities: Recognize & develop new sources of supply Coordinate global supply chain activities with manufacturing & engineering departments Own delivering lowest Total Cost to meet margin requirements for the commodity managed based on pro...
Job Description: A well-known international company and leading manufacturer of high quality specialty products. Is looking for an experienced Safety and Maintenance Manager to join their team in the Georgia area. This will include upholding quality standards and troubleshooting process for all technical issues on a daily basis, while maintaining the integrity and safety of employees, improving an...
Job Description: A Leading family owned producer of dairy with over 1,200 farms in the United States. Is looking to broaden their horizons from the beginning of the 20th century till now this Company has strived to become bigger, better and stand out from its competitors. This well know dairy producer is looking to add a Production Supervisor to its team with the potential in future growth within...
Job Description: A Leading family owned producer of dairy with over 1,200 farms in the United States. Is looking to broaden their horizons from the beginning of the 20th century till now this Company has strived to become bigger, better and stand out from its competitors. This well know dairy producer is looking to add a Production Supervisor to its team with the potential in future growth within...
Job Description: Well known Automotive Company is looking for a Quality Engineer. This position would include ability to interpret, organize and execute audit progress of broad and complex projects and problems. Ability to determine root cause and effect and use of advanced techniques and theories in field of expertise. Capable of developing solutions, and analyze projects with the regular use of...
Job Description: A well-known international company and leading manufacturer of high quality specialty products. Is looking for an experienced Senior Production Engineer to join their team in the Georgia area. This will include upholding quality standards and planning of all production processes on a daily basis, while maintaining the integrity and availability of the products, improving and troub...
Job Description: Responsible for building relationships and assisting customers in meeting quality requirementsCommunicates, investigates and inspects parts and recommends / creates corrective action reportsImplements quality assurance procedures to reduce defects in productsReduce scrap on the production line and monitor and correct issues as they occurInvestigate and resolve all customer complai...
Job Description: An industry leader in Industrial Manufacturing has an immediate need for a Mechanical Engineer in their Oklahoma facility. The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for coordinating tooling evaluations, CNC Programming and operating the vertical and horizontal mills in the facility. Responsibilities: Coordinate tooling evaluations and oversee testing Work closely with CNC progra...
Job Description: A leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals in the global marketplace has the immediate requirement for a Director of Manufacturing for their Virginia facility. Responsibilities: Manage the functions of the organization’s global chemical manufacturing and operating plants (currently ten plants). In addition oversee twenty or more tolling locations. Understanding critical success...
Job Description: An industry leader in Industrial Manufacturing has an immediate need for a Casting Process Engineer in their Ohio facility. This particular individual will be responsible for implementing continuous efforts by evaluating data to determine improvement in operations and quality. Responsibilities: Lead continuous improvement efforts Possess a technical background in metallurgical pro...
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