Job Title

Industrial Production Managers

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  • Median Salary: $36.68 / Hour
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Sector:
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Percent of Total Jobs in Industry: 0.07%
Employed in Industry Group: 458
Change (Over 10 Years): 35

Job Description

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Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Interpersonal skills: Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work well other managers and with staff.
  • Leadership skills: To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.
  • Problem-solving skills: Production managers must identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a one-time problem or the result of the production process.
  • Time-management skills: To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

TRAINING:

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering and several years of related work experience.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You’re interested in business and management.
  • You like leading people and making many decisions.
  • You like starting up and carrying out projects.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?