First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers :

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $56,880.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 27,012
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.46 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Establish priorities for self or others
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Direct operational or production activities
Manage project teams
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Take responsibility for safety of group
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Assign work to staff or employees

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Establish project teams
Approve changes to business processes
Solve machining tool problems
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Solve production problems
Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Implement company or staff policies
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Implement air quality control measures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor operation of drilling equipment
Monitor assembly quality
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor operating conditions
Monitor drilling, mining, or other extraction operations
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor performance of others

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Compute product or materials test results
Test manufactured products
Inspect production equipment
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods
Test mechanical products or equipment

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain inventory of office supplies
Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Manage program or project budgets
Execute procurement contracts
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Order production or manufacturing related supplies, materials, and equipment
Manage inventories or supplies
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Getting Information

Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Obtain approval for project plans
Determine factors affecting production processes
Review travel rate schedules

Documenting/Recording Information

Record industrial, operational, or manufacturing related production data
Maintain personnel records
Maintain industrial, production, or manufacturing related records, reports, or files
Maintain job descriptions
Record drilling progress or geological data
Maintain file of job openings
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Maintain record of organization expenses

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up production equipment or machinery
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job
Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements
Read utilities metering devices
Estimate industrial, production, or manufacturing related project costs

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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
Staff Management
Cost Control
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Manufacturing Processes
Six Sigma
Project Management

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