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How to Become a

Production Manager/Supervisor

Also Known as:
Plant Supervisor, Assembly Supervisor, Production Manager, Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor), Department Manager, Molding Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor, Line Supervisor

What is a

Production Manager/Supervisor

Production Manager organize and oversee the manufacturing process from beginning to end. They ensure that resources are used wisely and that manufacturing quantity and quality meet the demands of the work order. A production manager's focus may include supply chain management, coordinating with sales representatives, procurement and logistics departments. They might manage production teams and oversee staffing, scheduling, and inventory control. Working together with supervisors and top management, they also ensure that products are manufactured to a certain quality standard and adheres to other safety/industry-related regulations. Depending on workflow, production managers may work overtime hours or second and third shifts as needed.
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Why Become

Production Manager/Supervisor

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
639,700
2028:
638,500
Percent Change:
0%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
65,200

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Active Listening Management of Personnel Resources Speaking Time Management Coordination
Technical Skills:
Office suite software Project management software Analytical or scientific software Industrial control software Computer aided design CAD software Document management software Industrial control software

What Will You Do as a

Production Manager/Supervisor

Enforce rules or regulations. Record operational or production data. Inspect production equipment. Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements. Plan production or operational procedures or sequences. Exchange information with colleagues. Instruct workers to use equipment or perform technical procedures. Direct operational or production activities.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
639,700
professionals
2028:
638,500
professionals
Percent Change:
0%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
65,200

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$73,310
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$55,230
$73,310
$100,200

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
10
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
38
%
Some College, but No Degree
26
%
Associate's Degree
9
%
Bachelor's Degree
13
%
Masters Degree
3
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
1
%

Common Past Positions

Construction Worker Landscaper Server

Common Next Positions

Material Handler Machine Operator Production Worker Warehouse Associate
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