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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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Assembler Location: Juneau, WI 53039 Job Type: Contract to Hire - Full Time Shift: First Shift Job Id: 72847 Base Pay: $8.50 Profession: Manufacturing/Production Date Posted: 09/30/2014 About the Position: The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Specializing in the placement of industrial, administrative, professional and executive talent, we partner ...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
Position Summary: A front-line, hands-on supervisory position in a plastic closure manufacturing plant. The plant operates on a continuous (not shutdown) basis. The Shift Supervisor is responsible for monitoring the day-to-day safety, quality, maintenance and efficiency of an hourly work force. Essential Functions Assume complete responsibility for the shift and its operation Understand and po...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
FUNCTION: Within a team environment, perform the functions of a skilled Machinist/Tool and Die maker capable of operating all necessary machine shop equipment and applicable measuring instruments pursuant to the fabrication of tooling/dies and associated equipment while adhering to strict manufacturing tolerances (+/- 0.0001") essential to the quality performance of the operations. EQUIPMENT: Man...
Position Summary: The Silgan Containers Management Trainee position and the Silgan Containers Production Management Development Program (PMDP) will train highly motivated & qualified individuals to assume Plant Supervisor or higher Management levels/positions within the organization. The position requires solid technical & mechanical aptitudes. The position will also require strong communication ...
SIMCO Electronics originated in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1962 and was built on a foundation of dedication to customer service and commitment to technical superiority. Today, SIMCO Electronics is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with a worldwide network of laboratories and international field service teams providing localized support. SIMCO Electronics’ strategic emphasis is to provide enhan...
Terminal Manager LOCATION:Clewiston, Florida (Ft. Lauderdale area) SALARY:Industry Competitive COMPANY BACKGROUND Westway Feed Products, LLC, is the largest North American supplier of agricultural liquid products including liquid animal feeds and molasses based products. Westway Feed Products is a part of ED&F Man, a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities, trading specifically in suga...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is recruiting for Process Improvement Co-ops for Spring/Summer positions can be located in either Raritan, NJ, Pompano Beach, FL, or Rochester, NY. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases...
Description Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.A subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. BioLif...
Manpower is currently hiring for a Production Worker in Kings Mountain, NC! Responsibilities: Will set up and operate assigned machines and gauging equipment necessary to process smooth bore gear components from rough material for pre-heat treat processes or from heat-treated material for post-heat processes Will operate CNC lathe, CNC hob, CNC shaper, CNC shavers, I.D. grinder, deburring equip...
Position Description: JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES The Mission Operations Controller II provides control, coordination, and direction to personnel operating system assets involved in mission activity. The incumbent performs complex assignments with widely varying duties including the complete cycle of testing parameters as related to primary assignment, determining cause and effect r...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descript...
Distribution Associate is responsible for ensuring that the Regional Service Center (RSC) conforms to the company's quality systems at all times, and for day-to-day activities within the RSC. These activities include, but are not limited to, Driving Routes as a primary responsibility, as well as carrying out warehousing, distribution and administrative functions, as required by the company. This p...
The Audio-Visual Associate is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include setting up and breaking down meeting conferencing equipment: laptops, projectors, telephones, starphones, plasma screens, etc. Job Responsibilities: Set- up and break down meeting conferencing equipment: laptops, projectors, telephones,...
Ikaria is a fully-integrated bio-therapeutics company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics and interventions designed to meet the significant unmet needs of critically ill patients. Under the guidance of the Head of IT, the incumbent will be responsible for driving Ikaria's BI strategy primarily leveraging the SAP BI Platform (SAP Business Warehouse and Business Objec...

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