Production control supervisors generally work in factories or production sites and are responsible for supervising production workers. They arrange schedules for shifts, delegate tasks, and monitor the work. They are responsible for recruiting and training staff as well and keep coaching and counseling workers on the job.
Taking on this role, you will be there to enforce company policies and encourage best practices in production. You will communicate goals and expectations to your staff, make sure the equipment is safe to use and in good working condition, and see to it that products meet the desired quality.
People working in this position generally rise to the task through experience working in manufacturing. A good understanding of production processes is a must. You need to be able to organize your time and other people's workload efficiently, communicate well, and be confident enough handling production machinery to resolve mechanical problems that might arise. Working in this position will earn you an average of $33.35 an hour.