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First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

Also called: Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • 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
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Internet browser software
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$61,310
$36,740
$100,200
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