Industrial Production Managers

Also called: Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, Production Control Manager, Production Manager,



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Distributed control system DCS
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • YouTube
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • NetSuite ERP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$105,480
$65,050
$176,070

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

On the job, you would:
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Distributed control system DCS
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • YouTube
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • NetSuite ERP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$105,480
$65,050
$176,070

EXPLORE MORE