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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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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 ...
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 ...
Environmental Tank & Container, Inc, a subsidiary of JWF Industries in Johnstown, PA and a leading manufacturer for the Oil & Gas, Industrial and Environmental markets, is growing rapidly and has immediate openings! 30 - FLUXCORE, MIG AND TIG WELDERS Welding is our specialty, learn from the best! These weld positions will* lay out, fit, and weld steel and aluminum fabricated components to...
*TOP JOB* PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Excellent opportunity for an individual with experience in supervising direct reports in a competitive factory environment. Successful candidate must be able to monitor production flow meeting all production, quality, and safety standards. The ideal candidate will lead by example as a strong team player, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ...
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PRIMUS Technologies Corp. DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITIES!!! Are you looking for a better opportunity? Tired of the strenuous work, low pay, and no benefits? Primus and Kelly Services are partnering to recruit for Direct Placements with the company! Primus Technologies is a recognized leader in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), providing manufacturing solutions to customers worldwide. Pri...
SUPERVISOR Vista Window Company is currently looking for people that posess that Leadership Quality. The applicant should: 1. Demonstrate strong leadership skills 2. Be disciplined and goal oriented 3. Have strong problem solving skills 4. Be well organized 5. Have the ability to think on their feet. 6. Have reliable transportation EDUCATION: Minimum 2 year technical associate degree, 4 ...
Ajilon is hiring for a temporary EDI Operations Coordinator for a reputable retail company located in Seattle WA. This position is well suited for someone that has experience working for a commodity company supporting warehouse and sales teams. This position is 6 months with potential for long term. EDI Operations Coordinator job duties include: Process Daily EDI Document Transactions. Review i...
Director, E-Commerce Business Operations Company: Our client is one of the fastest growing women and children’s apparel chain in the US. They are looking for a dedicated and experienced Director to join their E-commerce team. Director, E-Commerce Business Operations Purpose: The purpose of this job is to manage the entire business design that comes in from e-commerce. Director, E-Commerce Busin...
Procurement Administrative Assistant job in Oakland, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a Procurement Administrative Assistant job in Oakland, CA. Easily accessible by BART, this long term temporary position at a reputable organization offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that is focused on providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate for the Procurement Ad...
MAINTENANCE MECHANICS & MACHINE OPERATORS Local plastics co. hiring both Maintenance Mechanics & Machine Operators - see full details at Monster.com, email: *****, txt nytefjobs to 313131 or call (215) 638-0800 x260....
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...
CSN Electrical Technician - This position involves rotating shifts, weekend/holiday work, and a fast-paced environment. Must have electrical/electronics knowledge, PLC & Inverter drive experience (Siemens a plus), mechanical aptitude, math skills, as well as ability to read technical writing and blueprints. Proficiency with electrical instruments and hand/power tools is required and diagnostic and...
Description DISH is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Since our establishment in 1980, we've been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn't enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainment. We are ...
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...
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...
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...

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