First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

Assembly Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Manager, Production 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. Excludes team or work leaders.
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.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


  • management
  • human resources (HR)

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


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


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP software Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand


Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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