Manufacturing Supervisors

Manufacturing supervisors, sometimes known as industrial production managers, monitor employees and their working conditions and effectiveness in production plants and factories. They ensure that work is carried out correctly and on schedule by promoting high product quality and output levels. In addition to balancing the budget and other bookkeeping duties, supervisors maintain employee work schedules, train new workers, and issue warnings to workers who violate established rules. Manufacturing managers in various industries hold approximately 165,340 jobs.


Quick Facts
Duties Manage employees in production plants and factories and ensure the effectiveness of the production process
Alternate Title(s) Industrial Production Managers
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Two to five years' manufacturing production experience
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Plant or Factory Manager
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manufacturing Production Worker

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