Industrial Production Managers:

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

Also includes

Quality Control Systems Managers , Geothermal Production Managers , Biofuels Production Managers , Biomass Power Plant Managers , Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators , Hydroelectric Production Managers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $94,580.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,180
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.49 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Manage project life cycle
Manage maintenance or repair activities
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Manage industrial projects
Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities
Direct green energy production operations
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Manage building maintenance projects
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Manage project teams
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Assign work to staff or employees

Thinking Creatively

Develop staff policies
Develop management control systems
Develop operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or organizational methods or procedures
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop energy projects to reduce utility costs
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Establish inspection program to verify safety standards and ensure meeting of specifications
Establish project closure requirements
Prepare enterprise level project plans
Define project scope
Develop program or project objectives
Develop supply chain strategies
Develop financial or business plans
Develop project communication strategies

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor assembly quality
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Monitor project scope guidelines
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Track facility or production costs
Maintain safe work environment

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Conduct progress and production reviews
Evaluate potential value of products, technologies, or resources
Evaluate construction quality
Study production records
Test green technologies or processes
Evaluate employee performance

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities
Maintain industrial, production, or manufacturing related records, reports, or files
Maintain personnel records
Document organizational or operational procedures
Write project charter
Prepare post project assessment report
Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation
Prepare forms or applications
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Prepare reports related to compliance matters

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Approve changes to business processes
Establish project teams
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Approve expenditures
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Implement air quality control measures

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage program or project budgets
Develop operational budgets
Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage inventories of products or organizational resources
Manage material resources
Execute procurement contracts
Manage inventories or supplies

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze market research data
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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