Most manufacturing supervisors list "continuous improvement," "lean manufacturing," and "safety regulations" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important manufacturing supervisor responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a manufacturing supervisor. We found that 62.3% of manufacturing supervisors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most manufacturing supervisors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven manufacturing supervisors were not college graduates.
The manufacturing supervisors who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and electrical engineering, while a small population of manufacturing supervisors studied management and mechanical engineering.
Once you're ready to become a manufacturing supervisor, you should explore the companies that typically hire manufacturing supervisors. According to manufacturing supervisor resumes that we searched through, manufacturing supervisors are hired the most by B. Braun Medical, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Lockheed Martin. Currently, B. Braun Medical has 22 manufacturing supervisor job openings, while there are 21 at Thermo Fisher Scientific and 16 at Lockheed Martin.
Since salary is important to some manufacturing supervisors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, and Genentech. If you were to take a closer look at Boehringer Ingelheim, you'd find that the average manufacturing supervisor salary is $113,079. Then at AstraZeneca, manufacturing supervisors receive an average salary of $111,313, while the salary at Genentech is $110,540.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a manufacturing supervisor include Merck, Intel, and Ford Motor. These three companies were found to hire the most manufacturing supervisors from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that manufacturing supervisors fulfill the most roles in are the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. But the highest manufacturing supervisor annual salary is in the pharmaceutical industry, averaging $85,664. In the health care industry they make $78,495 and average about $75,768 in the technology industry. In conclusion, manufacturing supervisors who work in the pharmaceutical industry earn a 18.6% higher salary than manufacturing supervisors in the retail industry.