Production Manager Job Openings - 133 Jobs

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    $97,020

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    Production Support Engineer
    Randstad Holding

    Ashburn, VA

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    $69,780

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    Sr. Production Services Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    $92,362

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    Production Project Manager - Telecom (W2 ONLY)
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

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    $92,362

    DATACENTER PROJECT MANAGER
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

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    $92,362

    DATACENTER PROJECT MANAGER
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

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    $77,980

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    Network Build Manager
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

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    $30,000

    Production CSR
    Pizza Hut

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    Data Center Manager
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    Data Center Site Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,426

    IT Operations Manager
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

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    Data Center Site Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $151,850

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    Data Center Plan & Build Manager
    Facebook

    Ashburn, VA

Production Manager Jobs

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$57,158

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Deal with People
  • Make Decisions
  • Stressful

What does a Production Manager do

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

Duties

Industrial production managers typically do the following:

  • Decide how best to use a plant’s workers and equipment to meet production goals
  • Ensure that production stays on schedule and within budget
  • Hire, train, and evaluate workers
  • Analyze production data
  • Write production reports
  • Monitor a plant’s workers to ensure they meet performance and safety requirements
  • Streamline the production process
  • Determine whether new machines are needed or whether overtime work is necessary
  • Fix any production problems

Industrial production managers, also called plant managers, may oversee an entire manufacturing plant or a specific area of production.

Industrial production managers are responsible for carrying out quality control programs to make sure the finished product meets a specific level of quality. Often called quality control systems managers, these managers use programs to help identify defects in products, identify the cause of the defect, and solve the problem creating it. For example, a manager may determine that a defect is being caused by parts from an outside supplier. The manager can then work with the supplier to improve the quality of the parts.

Industrial production managers work closely with managers from other departments as well. For example, the procurement (buying) department orders the supplies that the production department uses. A breakdown in communication between these two departments can cause production slowdowns. Industrial production managers also communicate with other managers and departments, such as sales, warehousing, and research and design.

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how to become a Production Manager

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree and several years of related work experience.

Education

Employers prefer managers have at least a bachelor’s degree. While the degree may be in any field, many industrial production managers have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering. Sometimes, production workers with many years of experience take management classes and become a production manager. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree in industrial management.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many industrial production managers begin as production workers and move up through the ranks. They usually advance to a first-line supervisory position before eventually being selected for management. Most earn a college degree in business management or take company-sponsored classes to increase their chances of a promotion.

Production managers who join a firm immediately after graduating from college sometimes work as first-line supervisors before beginning their jobs as production managers.

Some managers begin working at a company directly after college or graduate school. They may spend their first few months in training programs, becoming familiar with the production process, company policies, and safety regulations. In large companies, many also spend short periods of time working in other departments, such as purchasing or accounting, to learn more about the company.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.

Leadership skills. To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.

Problem-solving skills. Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.

Time-management skills. To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

While not required, industrial production managers can earn certifications that show a higher level of competency in quality or management systems. The Association for Operations Management offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential. The American Society for Quality offers credentials in quality control. Both certifications require specific amounts of work experience before applying for the credential, so they are generally not earned before entering the occupation.

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Real Production Manager Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
LNG Production Manager Cheniere Energy, Inc. Cameron, LA Jul 13, 2015 $285,000
Production Manager Cheniere Energy, Inc. Cameron, LA Oct 26, 2015 $285,000
LNG Production Manager Cheniere Energy, Inc. Cameron, LA Jul 20, 2015 $240,000
Production Manager SEM Operating Company LLC Tyler, TX Sep 25, 2015 $171,780
Regulatory Reporting Production Manager MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Los Angeles, CA Apr 06, 2015 $155,000
Production Manager (Photo/Video) Susan Vessio, Inc. DBA Geared Graphix Garden City, NY Feb 04, 2015 $148,200
Production Manager Yuma Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 20, 2015 $146,500
Production Manager Ethosenergy Light Turbines, LLC Houston, TX Jul 03, 2016 $146,474
Production Manager Ethosenergy Light Turbines, LLC Houston, TX Sep 04, 2015 $146,474
Production Manager Vibrant Sciences LLC San Carlos, CA Jul 11, 2016 $140,000

Top Skills for a Production Manager

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Top Production Manager Skills

We found these three skills more than any other for production manager jobs are:
  1. Production Supervisors
  2. Customer Service
  3. RAW Materials
It turns out that the skill with the lowest overall demand for production manager jobs is Product Development.

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Top Production Manager Employers

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Top 10 Production Manager Employers

You can find a job as a Production Manager with over 10 different companies. The company with the highest employment for a Production Manager is Aramark.

Other companies that have high employment for Production Manager jobs are:
  1. United States Navy
  2. Ford Motor Company
  3. Savers
  4. United States Air Force

Aramark, United States Navy, Ford Motor Company, Savers, United States Air Force, Pepsico, Sodexo, The Boeing Company, Xerox, CSM

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