Industrial Production Managers
SOC: 11-3051.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Area Plant Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Brewing Director
  • Bulk Plant Manager
  • Car Construction Superintendent
  • Concrete Mixing Plant Superintendent
  • Correctional Facility Industries Superintendent
  • Demand Planner
  • Dental Laboratory Manager
  • Director of Manufacturing
  • Factory Manager
  • Factory Superintendent
  • Food Processing Plant Manager
  • General Milling Superintendent
  • General Production Manager
  • General Supervisor
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturing Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Manufacturing Planner
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Materials Planner
  • Plant Chief
  • Plant General Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Senior Manager
  • Plant Superintendent
  • Product Line Manager
  • Production Control Manager
  • Production Control Supervisor
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager)
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor)
  • Quality Control Manager (QC Manager)
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Sawmill Manager
  • Sub Plant Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Supervisor, Production, Managing
  • Tablet and Capsule Manufacturing Department Manager
  • Wine Maker


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • 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 or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Review plans and confer with research or support staff to develop new products or processes.
  • Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, or statistical studies.
  • Negotiate materials prices with suppliers.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Forklifts
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Scanners
  • Squares
  • Tablet computers
  • Tape measures
  • Taper gauges
  • Vernier calipers
  • ABB Optimize software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Citect IIM
  • CitectSCADA Reports
  • CitectSCADA software
  • Clockware software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer integrated manufacturing CIM software
  • Computer integrated manufacturing CIM time manager software
  • Computer integrated manufacturing CIM warehouse shipping manager software
  • CorVu software
  • Database software
  • Employee performance management software
  • Exact Software JobBOSS
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Financial planning software
  • IBM Rational ClearQuest
  • Industrial production manager and stock control software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Manufacturing & Wholesale software
  • Marel production system MPS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minitab software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle software
  • Plant management software
  • ProcessPro Premier
  • Prosys software
  • QUMAS software
  • SAP inventory software
  • SAP software
  • Scadex Technologies MAESTRO
  • Statistical process control software
  • Wonderware DT Analyst Plant Productivity Improvement Software
  • WorkSchedule software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020