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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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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...
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,...
We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working and driven Machine/Packaging Operators for 1st and 2nd shift.We are looking for successful individuals who are results-oriented with a solid background in food manufacturing, who enjoy meeting challenges with enthusiasm. We have the following openings:• 2 openings for 1st shift (6:00 am - 4:00 pm)• 2 openings for 2nd shift (3:00 pm - 1:00 am)JOB PURPOSEThe...
SHIFT SORTERS Lineage, a refrigerated cold storage/distribution warehouse is seeking 1st and 2nd shift sorters to load, unload and move product within warehouse with and without material handling equipment. Applicants must be able to lift product ranging from 5 to 100 pounds as necessary. Must be able to work in 35 degree temperatures for at least 8 hours per day. Day and night shifts available. ...
Position Description: * Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools. * Uses full range of tools (hand, power, welding, machine shop equipment) to perform install, repair, rebuild or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions. * Starts up and shuts do...
Position Description: Morton Salt is currently seeking Mill Operator for our Newark, California facility. The Mill Operator position require the ability to successfully complete the training and demonstrate the proficiency to operate an automatic or manual bagger, drive a forklift, plant laborer positions and operate equipment on a high speed packaging line. Operators must complete necessary shi...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION CORESTAFF in Tacoma is recruiting for long-term production and warehouse opportunities in the Fife area! If you have good transportation, previous experience, use of hand tools and basic math skills. MUST have at least one year recent experience in production/manufacturing. Day shifts available. Monday - Friday 6:30am 3pm. Ability to lift to 35 pounds on occasion ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
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...
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 ...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Working on the Fiber to the Home Project in Salt Lake City, the Field (HUT) Construction Manager will manage and direct the activities of multiple functional areas of construction associated with construction of Fiber Hut construction and build-out of all LCP legs across the network "footprint" for the assigned Hut design. Employees at ...
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...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility In coordination and with direction from Market Manager, responsible for the overall Operations management of a large subset of construction projects within a geographic region. Responsible for reporting Operations Production, financial and business metrics, Ensures construction projects are completed on time, quality and to the client's ...
The Woodbridge Group® a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products offers innovative urethane and bead foam technologies, to serve the automotive industry and several other business sectors around the globe. Since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to more than 60 facilities throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Paci...
Now Hiring 250 Fulfillment Standouts Full-time and Seasonal Positions Up to $12.35/Hour - 2nd Shift Premium Pay Weekly Paychecks - Benefits from Day One Hiring Event Sat and Sun October 11-12 10am - 4pm * Employment subject to background check and drug screen IntelliSource Recruiting Office 3051 Creekside Pkwy West Entrance Lockbourne, OH 43137 Special Prize Drawing! All applicants entered to win ...
Join our Team! Burgess-Norton, an employee-owned company, is a premier manufacturer of powder metal components. Due to continued growth, we are adding a journeyman Toolmaker on 2nd shift. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of on-the-job tool and die experience and a 2-year technical degree. Our ideal candidate will have experience in the fabrication and repair of tools, fixture...

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