Industrial Production Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Median Annual Wage: $92,470

Education: Bachelor's degree (42%); Some college, no degree (30%); Associate's degree (15%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Production Manager; Product Line Manager; Plant Manager; Manufacturing Manager; General Production Manager; Production Control Manager; Manufacturing Coordinator; Area Plant Manager; Plant Senior Manager; Sub Plant Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Industrial Production Managers.

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  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Review plans and confer with research or support staff to develop new products or processes.
  • Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, or statistical studies.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Industrial Production Managers.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Industrial Production Managers.

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