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Industrial Production Managers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 103130/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 49.58/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 11,830
    • Yearly Projected Openings 870

    Typical Education

    Personality

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

    Tools

    • Flare or vent stacks
    • Calipers
    • Anemometers
    • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
    • Air samplers or collectors

    Technology

    • Industrial control software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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