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Industrial Production Manager

Overview and Key Facts

female engineer in hard hat with laptop
Education
Education
Bachelor's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$103,150
Job Growth
Job Growth
3.50%
(US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
210,900

What Do They Do?

An industrial production manager could...

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An industrial production manager is like the leader of a team that makes things in a factory. They plan and organize how things will be made, make sure everyone knows what to do, and check that everything is working correctly. They also make sure the things being made are good quality and safe. If there are any problems, they figure out how to fix them so that production can keep going smoothly. It's a bit like being the captain of a sports team, but instead of playing games, they help make products that people use every day!

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Core Tasks

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  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports to detect production problems.
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Review plans and confer with research or support staff to develop new products or processes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, or statistical studies.
  • Conduct site audits to ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations.
  • Develop or enforce procedures for normal operation of manufacturing systems.
  • Implement operational and emergency procedures.
  • Maintain records to demonstrate compliance with safety and environmental laws, regulations, or policies.
  • Monitor permit requirements for updates.
  • Optimize operational costs and productivity consistent with safety and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Prepare reports on operations and system productivity or efficiency.
  • Supervise subordinate employees.

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