Industrial Production Managers

Job Description:

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

Associated Tasks:

  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • 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.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.


Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $26.25
Median Hourly Earnings: $42.84
Experienced Earnings: $56.79
Typical Entry Level Education: Bachelor's degree

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 10,893
2022 Jobs 10,961
Average Annual Openings: 820 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 298
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Hard Skills

Lean Manufacturing  
Continuous Improvement Process    
Six Sigma Methodology         
Quality Control           
Quality Management

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