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Career Details :: Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Directs and coordinates production, processing, distribution, and marketing activities of industrial organization.
- Coordinates and recommends procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification.
- Develops budgets and approves expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources.
- Resolves personnel grievances.
- Hires, trains, evaluates, and discharges staff.
- Prepares and maintains production reports and personnel records.
- Examines samples of raw products or directs testing during processing to ensure finished products conform to prescribed quality standards.
- Reviews plans and confers with research and support staff to develop new products and processes or the quality of existing products.
- Analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports to detect production problems.
- Reviews operations and confers with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
- Negotiates materials prices with suppliers.
- Initiates and coordinates inventory and cost-control programs.
- Reviews processing schedules and production orders to determine staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments.
- Agricultural Crop Farm Managers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Logging Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
- Industrial Engineering Technicians
- Private Sector Executives
- Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
- Storage and Distribution Managers
General Work Activities
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Product Inspection
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Problem Identification
- Management of Personnel Resources
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Consequence of Error
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done