Industrial Production Managers

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Assembly Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
On the job, you would:
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • 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.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


  • management
  • customer service

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Oracle PeopleSoft
  • SAP software Hot Technology In Demand

Video creation and editing software

  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects Hot Technology
  • YouTube

Industrial control software

  • Schneider Electric CitectSCADA
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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