To ensure the efficiency and quality of manufactured goods, manufacturing plants often rely on manufacturing team leaders. The manufacturing team leader is in charge of providing team members with leadership resources such as knowledge, experience, motivation, support, and advice.
As a manufacturing leader, you're accountable for knowing and enforcing suitable procedures for staff to follow. You may also be asked to provide industry-specific skills for using tools and equipment, as well as recommendations on how to increase the quality and speed of production. Your responsibilities include assigning tasks to team members and providing precise instructions and processes for completing those jobs.
A Bachelor's Degree in business, electrical engineering, or management would be enough for you to work as a manufacturing leader, though a master's degree is also extremely beneficial. Customer service skills and knowledge of safety procedures will help. The average yearly income for a manufacturing team leader is $35,506 per year or $17.07 per hour.