"plant equipment," "safety program," and "osha" aren't the only skills we found assistant plant managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of assistant plant manager responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 63.0% of assistant plant managers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 5.8% earned their master's degrees before becoming an assistant plant manager. While it's true that most assistant plant managers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven assistant plant managers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those assistant plant managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or mechanical engineering degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for assistant plant managers include management degrees or accounting degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an assistant plant manager. We've found that most assistant plant manager resumes include experience from Lehigh Hanson, Cargill, and LKQ. Of recent, Lehigh Hanson had 8 positions open for assistant plant managers. Meanwhile, there are 4 job openings at Cargill and 4 at LKQ.
If you're interested in companies where assistant plant managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Ball, Columbus McKinnon, and Martin Marietta. We found that at Ball, the average assistant plant manager salary is $111,334. Whereas at Columbus McKinnon, assistant plant managers earn roughly $110,966. And at Martin Marietta, they make an average salary of $110,370.
For the most part, assistant plant managers make their living in the manufacturing and retail industries. Assistant plant managers tend to make the most in the automotive industry with an average salary of $111,461. The assistant plant manager annual salary in the technology and construction industries generally make $94,051 and $93,936 respectively. Additionally, assistant plant managers who work in the automotive industry make 37.0% more than assistant plant managers in the retail Industry.