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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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Purpose: This position is directly accountable for creating a competitive advantage through the development and management of a supply base that provides: quality products/services that meet/exceed specifications, world class service (on-time delivery, shortest possible lead-times, responsiveness), innovation and the lowest total cost. Roles and Responsibilities: 1. Organize and lead cross-func...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
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...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Permit/ROW Site Acquisition Manager: Manage and implement the acquisition of required permits, right of ways, easements, and land use for deploying a Fiber To The Home (FTTH) project. These efforts shall support aerial and underground fiber deployments; and site acquisition for "hut" or shelter facilities. Prepares permit application p...
This position is located in our OK, Oklahoma City facility Project Manager--Capture and Manage design/implementation of telecommunications system projects • Project Management o Provides technical, administrative, and operational leadership to assigned task(s), including contract and subcontractor management. o Supervises assigned staff. Includes providing oversight and guidance of GDIT and Su...
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...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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