DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
Occupational Description:Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2014 - 2024|
|Industrial Production Managers||660||$41.74/hr||4.2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||320||$22.62/hr||-2.6%|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand||230||$26.09/hr||2.7%|
|Natural Sciences Managers||80||$27.45/hr||20.2%|
|Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products||30||$33.08/hr||-5.0%|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers||20||$22.75/hr||-12.9%|
Tasks for First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
- Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in production or processing of goods.
- Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences, to meet production goals.
- Determines standards, production and rates based on company policy, equipment and labor availability, and workload.
- Confers with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
- Reads and analyzes charts, work orders, or production schedules to determine production requirements.
- Confers with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within departments or between departments.
- Sets up and adjusts machines and equipment.
- Monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure operators conform to production or processing standards.
- Monitors or patrols work area and enforces safety or sanitation regulations.
- Demonstrates equipment operations or work procedures to new employees or assigns employees to experienced workers for training.
- Inspects materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
- Interprets specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
- Requisitions materials, supplies, equipment parts, or repair services.
- Recommends or implements measures to motivate employees and improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.
- Maintains operations data, such as time, production, and cost records and prepares management reports.
- Reviews operations and accounting records or reports to determine the feasibility of production estimates and evaluate current production.
- Calculates labor and equipment requirements and production specifications, using standard formulas.